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Lots and lots of XP errors : Random program crashes etc etc.... >:¦

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by MasterToad, Oct 20, 2005.

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  1. MasterToad

    MasterToad Thread Starter

    Oct 20, 2005

    Lots of errors in Windows XP immediately after fresh install following a format.

    PC Spec

    AMD Athlon 3200+ XP
    Radeon x800 XT PE VPU 256 mb
    1024mb DDR 400 3200 RAM
    2x 160gb HDD, 7200 rpm blah blah
    Audigy 2 ZS Sound Card, Creative SB
    Wireless Internet Connection (D-Link Wireless Router, 2.2mbps connection)
    2x Optical Drives, DVDRW 4x, CDRW 50x

    Problems Encountered

    1) Windows Installation : Various files cannot be copied and/or not copied correctly. Giving blue screen of [enter] retry, [esc] skip or F3 to abort installation. Files constantly failing to copy : cyycoins or something, lots of .chm files, too many to mention. Curious thing is, same problems for both optical drives and both HDDs, varying both for many installations.

    Eventually I held down [enter] and the files went in, well some didn't but Windows booted fine.

    2) Warhammer Dawn of War : Winter Assault. wh40k.cab is corrupt. Changed optical drives during installtion, installed fine. Could be hardware issue with my cdrom?

    3) Same game, when playing will crash to desktop. No error message sometimes, no indication of crash (no freezing or warning sounds or stuttering, just flat out BOOM, .exe gone. Sometimes error message appears to send error report, sometimes doesn't. Occurs while under load (heavy gameplay) and while idle (like leaving it in menu for ages. Go away to get food, come back game gone, only desktop)
    I thought this could again be CDROM issue, with the copy protection not keeping the game running because disc wasnt read right.

    4) Mozilla Firefox : Dunno really. Loaded it up to access webpage. Some survey appeared, then program locks up for maybe 10 seconds then crashes with firefox.exe has encountered error Windows built in message appears. Firefox is unable to load up again due to missing/corrupted .dll file error. Cannot page_read or something. I forget the whole error message. Guess coulda been important to save it to post here.

    5) Whole system reboot. Idle one time, machine just goes down, then starts up again. Flat reboot. Didnt touch any buttons, then once in Windows 'recovered from serious error' message appears. Tells me after sending report its a device driver issue. Changed My Computer options to give the Blue Screen of Death so that the driver is named, nothing, just page_file_read or errors along those lines I know nothing about.


    Don't know what is wrong. Hardware issue could be Optical Drive. But then again I have 2 drives, and the errors ocur no matter which one I use, same with the Hard Disks. I'm stumped. Its quite a huge issue. I have nothing on the drives, I backed all my stuff up before formatting after starting to get errors 1-4. I got these errors before format and immediately after. So would indicate Hardware issue would it not?

    Can it be a BIOS problem? Or wiring, neither of which i have altered or been brave enough to look at.

    Is this a common issue, can all the problems have a common cause?

    Really need help on this guys, hope I presented my problem clear enough, cannot find anything on this on Microsoft.com or any other help sites.

  2. MasterToad

    MasterToad Thread Starter

    Oct 20, 2005
    HJT Report

    Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
    Scan saved at 22:42:33, on 20/10/2005
    Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
    MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

    Running processes:
    C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe
    C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe
    C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe
    C:\Program Files\Xfire\Xfire.exe
    C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
    C:\Program Files\Hijackthis\HijackThis.exe

    R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Connection Wizard,ShellNext = http://www.xfire.com/xf/firstupdate.php
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [ATIPTA] "C:\Program Files\ATI Technologies\ATI Control Panel\atiptaxx.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [iTunesHelper] "C:\Program Files\iTunes\iTunesHelper.exe"
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [QuickTime Task] "C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe" -atboottime
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CloneCDTray] "C:\Program Files\SlySoft\CloneCD\CloneCDTray.exe" /s
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SoundMan] SOUNDMAN.EXE
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [CTHelper] CTHELPER.EXE
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [SBDrvDet] C:\Program Files\Creative\SB Drive Det\SBDrvDet.exe /r
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [UpdReg] C:\WINDOWS\UpdReg.EXE
    O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [avast!] C:\PROGRA~1\ALWILS~1\Avast4\ashDisp.exe
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [CTFMON.EXE] C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
    O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [MSMSGS] "C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe" /background
    O4 - Startup: Xfire.lnk = C:\Program Files\Xfire\Xfire.exe
    O9 - Extra button: Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe (file missing)
    O9 - Extra 'Tools' menuitem: Windows Messenger - {FB5F1910-F110-11d2-BB9E-00C04F795683} - C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe (file missing)
    O23 - Service: avast! iAVS4 Control Service (aswUpdSv) - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\aswUpdSv.exe
    O23 - Service: Ati HotKey Poller - ATI Technologies Inc. - C:\WINDOWS\system32\Ati2evxx.exe
    O23 - Service: ATI Smart - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\system32\ati2sgag.exe
    O23 - Service: avast! Antivirus - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashServ.exe
    O23 - Service: avast! Mail Scanner - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashMaiSv.exe" /service (file missing)
    O23 - Service: avast! Web Scanner - Unknown owner - C:\Program Files\Alwil Software\Avast4\ashWebSv.exe" /service (file missing)
    O23 - Service: InstallDriver Table Manager (IDriverT) - Macrovision Corporation - C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\Driver\11\Intel 32\IDriverT.exe
    O23 - Service: iPodService - Apple Computer, Inc. - C:\Program Files\iPod\bin\iPodService.exe


    As you can see, its almost a fresh install of Windows. All I installed upon first logging on was Cat drivers, Itunes, spybot, DoW WA, Audigy drivers and a few misc stuff, like Firefox, Thunderbird, PROGRAMS I TRUST AND HAVE USED IN THE PAST ON THE EXACT SAME HARDWARE WITH NO ERRORS.
  3. MasterToad

    MasterToad Thread Starter

    Oct 20, 2005
  4. edbro9


    Jun 11, 2005
    Sounds like your install cd is bad. Any scratches?
  5. DFC


    Apr 24, 2004
    Did you just format the drives or did you fdisk and delete and recreate the partitions?
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