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Blue Screen almost daily

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by snafu777, Dec 9, 2011.

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  1. snafu777

    snafu777 Thread Starter

    Jun 5, 2006
    I have a dell dimension 5150 running windows xp and about a year ago I started to get blue screen errors and had to replace the hard drive. Starting about a month ago I started getting a blue screen with many different error messages....page fault in non paged area, kernal stack inpage error, kernal data inpage error, etc....which i did a dskchk/f each time and it seems to recover. It seemed to occur when i went into ie so i switched to google chrome but I am still getting blue screens when running different programs about once a day and i have to reboot the computer. Everything is running very slow coming up the first time I go into the application. It seems like the hard drive is searching or running a lot before anything comes up on the screen. Usually once I run the app the first time and relaunch it the same day it comes up much quicker. I've done a virus search with avast and I tried to do a hard drive diagnositic with software i downloaded from western digital but it ran for about 8 hours and finally went to blue screen. Please help.
  2. blues_harp28

    blues_harp28 Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

    Jan 9, 2005
    It could be a dying hard drive!

    Check and post
    TSG System Information Utility - found here.

    Check Device Manager
    Click Start button>run>type

    Check for any yellow exclamation marks.
    A driver may need updating.

    Can you post the latest minidump files
    Look in c:\windows\minidump
    ZIP them and attach them to your next post.

  3. snafu777

    snafu777 Thread Starter

    Jun 5, 2006
    system info:Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
    OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
    Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz, x86 Family 15 Model 4 Stepping 3
    Processor Count: 2
    RAM: 1014 Mb
    Graphics Card: Intel(R) 82945G Express Chipset Family, 224 Mb
    Hard Drives: C: Total - 476929 MB, Free - 436110 MB;
    Motherboard: Dell Inc., 0KF623
    Antivirus: Lavasoft Ad-Watch Live! Anti-Virus, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

    Minidump files attached.

    No driver conflicts.


    Attached Files:

  4. user22

    user22 Banned

    Dec 10, 2011
    Download BLUESCREENVIEW and install and run it to read the dump files created by windows.
    Double click on BlueScreenView.exe file to run the program.
    When scanning is done, go Edit>Select All.
    Go File>Save Selected Items, and save the report as BSOD.txt.
    Open BSOD.txt in Notepad, copy all content, and paste it into your next reply.

    Would you please tell me which antivirus applications you have had previously on this machine any and all.The reason I ask is because some like to hang around after you uninstall via add remove programs and require the use of removal tools.

    What kind of computer do you have exactly??Example Compaq presario c700

    Download CCLEANER

    Just DONT us the registry cleaner function of CCleaner unless you know what you are deleting exactly!!

    Then open ccleaner hit the tools button then startup second one down below uninstall then in the bottom right hand corner of ccleaner hit save to text file.Save it to your desktop and post the startup.txt here in your next reply.

    Please download MINITOOLBOX When the box opens click save file, save it to the desktop and run it.

    Checkmark the following boxes:

    Flush Dns
    List Installed Programs
    List Users, Partitions and Memory size
    Click Go and post the result.

    Run sfc /scannow also run chkdsk /r Links explaining below.

    chkdsk /r

    sfc /scannow

    IF THIS IS A DESKTOP Unplug the tower open up the side.Get can of compressed air and blow out the machine and reseat the ram modules video card etc,see video Plug it back in and see how it goes.WHILE YOU HAVE THE RAM AND VIDEO CARD OUT BLOW OUT THE SLOTS THAT THEY PLUG INTO.ALSO BLOW OUT THE HEAT SINK.SEE VIDEO



    I want to make one thing very clear DO NOT use the registry cleaner function of ccleaner!!
  5. blues_harp28

    blues_harp28 Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

    Jan 9, 2005
    Minidump report.
    Probably caused by : atapi.sys
    Probably caused by : Mup.sys x2

    Did you check Device manager?
    I'd back up any needed data, files etc.
    Try another hard drive test.

    Hard drive manufacturers test.

    Ram Test

    Best to run a full scan - on individual Ram sticks.
    Download and burn the ISO to CD

    Boot from that CD and run the memory test overnight or at least for a few hours.
    Guide to using Memtest86+
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