Serious error Event ID 1003:

By Saurav
Jun 26, 2009
  1. System specs:

    Windows XP Pro SP2
    AMD Athlon 64 4000+
    2 Gb DDR-2 668Mhz
    ASUS M2N MX SE Motherboard

    Today computer rebooted at the login screen while typing the password


    ID: 1003 , Category: 102
    Source: System Error
    Version: 5.2
    Symbolic Name: ER_KRNLCRASH_LOG
    Message: Error code %1, parameter1 %2, parameter2 %3, parameter3 %4, parameter4

    Error code 1000008e, parameter1 c0000005, parameter2 0d080402, parameter3 b5b00798, parameter4 00000000.

    Any help with the cause of the problem?
  2. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,984   +72

    Your 0x8E errors are almost always caused by hardware and are especially strong indicators of faulty memory. Sometimes they can be caused by drivers.

    Your dump cited the driver eamon.sys which is part of your NOD32 (I run NOD32 myself). What version are you running?
  3. Saurav

    Saurav TS Rookie Topic Starter

    ESET Smart Security Version 4.0.417

    Can the problem be with my ADSL Modem's Router USB driver which has some history of instability. The modem has only one LAN Port which goes to my other comp. i am forced to use USB]

    How do I test my memory?
  4. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,984   +72

    I should have suggested for you to go ahead and test your memory in my first response but I failed to do so. That is because if it is corrupted memory it has the tendency to throw out many false causes.

    Run Memtest on your RAM. Here is a tutorial that will tell you what you need to know:

    Let it run for a LONG time. The rule is a minimum of 7 Passes; the more Passes the better because though it may look like it is just cycling through the same tests over and over, such is not the case. There are 8 individual tests per Pass. Many people will start this test before going to bed and check it the next day.

    If you have errors you have corrupted memory and it needs to be replaced.

    Also, with errors you need to run this test per stick of RAM. Take out one and run the test. Then take that one out and put the other in and run the test. If you start getting errors before 7 Passes you know that stick is corrupted and you don’t need to run the test any further on that stick.

    * Even if you come to find out you don't have bad RAM this is a good sound basic diagnostic proceedure with 0xE errors.
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