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BSOD errors galore.

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by forlornhope, Mar 31, 2010.

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  1. forlornhope

    forlornhope Thread Starter

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    Lately I've been getting blue screen of death errors frequently for no apparent reason. I'll just be doing something simple like checking my e-mail or writing a paper when it happens. Irql not less or equal, memory management, page fault in non paged area, bad pool header, and pen list corrupt are the one's that pop up. I've tried doing a repair install of windows, formating my hard drive and reinstalling and nothing works. Googling solutions really has not helped either. So.. I'm hoping to get an answer here. That or I'll send it into a repair shop since I'm about as stupid as it comes with anything tech related.

    My computer is a HP Pavillion ze2000 notebook. Windows XP Pro SP2. Mobile AMD Semptron(tm) Processor 3300+ 2 GHz 1 GB RAM

    Also attaching some minidumps..dunno if that'll help.
     

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  2. Megabite

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    Howdy,

    Do you have Service Pack 3 installed?
     
  3. Rollin' Rog

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    The bugchecks tend to point towards a display card issue -- possibly with the hardware itself.

    You may be overheating, and I would ensure system temps are normal. Make sure the laptop's vents are all clear of dust and that the fan appears to be working normally.

    I would also reinstall or update the current display drivers.

    To monitor heat issues "speedfan" can be used in most cases. Look for any temp that rises more than 35c from a completely cold boot or anything consistently over 70c http://www.majorgeeks.com/download337.html
     
  4. forlornhope

    forlornhope Thread Starter

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    No.. would it help if I did install it?

    If it's a hardware issue, is there a way to fix it? Like replacing some part or card? Or am I just royally screwed?

    My laptop is hot all the time. I keep it on a cool, solid surface with no obstructions and it'll heat up in a matter of 10-20 minutes from just checking e-mail or browsing the internet. I'd understand if I was playing some video game or watching a movie but I'm just doing the simplest of things. The fan is very noisy and I've tried to clean it out with a can of air but it doesn't seem to help. I'll try and update my drivers though. It couldn't hurt, heh.
     
  5. Megabite

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    I would install SP3 it has some fixes in it
     
  6. Rollin' Rog

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    You need to look at the heat issue further. Whether there is a "fix" depends on the cause.

    Will Speedfan report temps for you? What are they?

    If you open the Task Manager and look at the Processes tab, do you see any process consuming high CPU time (ignore "system idle process" which should normally be high)?

    Does the problem persist in a "clean boot"? >>

    CLEAN BOOT TROUBLESHOOTING technique

    First, restart in Safe Mode if necessary -- (tap the f8 key promptly on startup and choose the Safe Mode option from the boot menu) or Normal mode

    Then:

    Run msconfig and select the "Services" tab. Check "Hide Microsoft Services" and then disable the rest. Also uncheck "load startup items" on the general page.


    Now restart and test the issue at hand

    If no problems, run msconfig and recheck half the disabled items on the Services tab. Test again. If the problem recurs, UNcheck half the items you just checked to narrow down the culprit.

    If the problem didn't occur, check the other half, so all the Services are enabled -- proceed to do this on the startup tab as well.

    Get the idea? You want to isolate the problem to a specific startup if possible.

    Note: if you already have items unchecked under msconfig > startups and are in “selective” startup mode – you should note what these are before beginning. They will need to be de-selected again.


    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929135/en-us

    >> writen for Vista but applies just as well to XP
     
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