Windows XP Crashing constantly, randomly

By 00sable ยท 4 replies
Dec 24, 2013
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  1. I have this issue with a Windows XP computer that crashes all the time, for no apparent reason or pattern. It's a new OS installation and it did the same thing to some extent before I reinstalled Windows. It's probably a hardware error, but the only thing I can think of is RAM and memtest checks out fine. I also made sure that the CPU isn't overheating.

    It's a 2005-era Compaq PC with an AMD Sempron 64 2800+ and 2.5GB of DDR RAM.

    I attached an HTML report of all the minidumps, notice it's never a consistent bugcheck code or driver causing it.

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  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

  3. 00sable

    00sable TS Rookie Topic Starter

    The hard drive is fine as far as smart reports go and the memory runs memtest just fine.
  4. captaincranky

    captaincranky TechSpot Addict Posts: 12,994   +2,528

    2005 huh? When was the last time you checked the PSU?
  5. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    Yes, that power supply or the motherboard caps could be tired... Do you see any exploded or bulging caps near or around the CPU?

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