Windows XP SP3 BSOD at random times

By bander99
Sep 24, 2010
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  1. Greetings,

    I am having problems with a Windows xp machine and have tried all suggestions. the lastest Stop error was 0x000000A (IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL)

    I am attaching the last 5 minidumps

    Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    Attached Files:

  2. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,984   +72

    Your issue is with corrupted memory. Therefore we suggest running the free and safe memtest on your RAM

    See the link below and follow the instructions. There is a newer version than what is listed; use the newer. If you need to see what the Memtest screen looks like go to reply #21. The third screen is the Memtest screen.

    Step1 - Let it run for a LONG time. The rule is a minimum of 7 Passes; the more Passes after 7 so much the better. The only exception is if you start getting errors before 7 Passes then you can skip to Step 2.

    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.

    Step 2 – Because of 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.


    * Get back to us with the results.
  3. bander99

    bander99 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks for taking a look, i had run memtest just apparently not long enough. I will rerun and post the results.

    Thanks again.

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