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Problem Child PC = Frequent "Blue Screen of Death" and PC Freezing Up Dozens x a day

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by levjen, Mar 8, 2012.

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  1. levjen

    levjen Thread Starter

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    Also - in that Error Checking Log - there are a ton of these "Error" ones... - this one is in there multiple times:

    Event Type: Error
    Event Source: ESENT
    Event Category: Database Corruption
    Event ID: 467
    Date: 3/13/2012
    Time: 5:31:25 PM
    User: N/A
    Computer: DESKTOP
    Description:
    SearchIndexer (508) Index SystemIndex_Gthr of table indexRecovery is corrupted (0).

    For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.


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    Then - there's also multiple ones of these "Warning" ones -

    Event Type: Warning
    Event Source: Userenv
    Event Category: None
    Event ID: 1517
    Date: 3/13/2012
    Time: 7:40:40 PM
    User: NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM
    Computer: DESKTOP
    Description:
    Windows saved user DESKTOP\Scott McElhaney registry while an application or service was still using the registry during log off. The memory used by the user's registry has not been freed. The registry will be unloaded when it is no longer in use.

    This is often caused by services running as a user account, try configuring the services to run in either the LocalService or NetworkService account.

    For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.
     
  2. blues_harp28

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    No bad sectors on the hard drive.
    But made many corrections to the file system.
    And was well worth running.
     
  3. blues_harp28

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    Check Event Viewer again.
    Start > Run > Type
    eventvwr

    Once it has opened.
    Click on System
    Click the Action Tab - at the top.
    Click - Clear All Events.
    [Click No - if asked to save the logs]

    Then Click on Applications.
    And do the same as above - Clear All Events etc.

    Restart your Pc and check Event Viewer - under System and Applications.
     
  4. levjen

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    Hi Again! :)

    I just downloaded the memtest stuff and am going through the instructions and it talks about removing all but 1 stick of RAM at a time, etc...? Does that mean I need to "operate" on the PC? If so - that may be above my pay grade - I don't know how to open it up! ha ha! ;-) If not, I'll just start the PC with the disk in as instructed and let it go...?

    Thanks! :)
     
  5. levjen

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    ok - just saw this - will do now! :eek:)
     
  6. blues_harp28

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    No problem - leave all sticks of Ram where they are but if any errors show up - then a removal of individual sticks will be needed.
     
  7. levjen

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    Ok - got it! :eek:) Will do the services and applications log check first on this restart - then will insert the boot disk and let it go! ;)

    Thanks!
     
  8. levjen

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    Event Viewer Files Now:
    System:
    This is the only "Warning" one - nothing else other than "Information" Types -
    Event Type: Warning
    Event Source: Dhcp
    Event Category: None
    Event ID: 1003
    Date: 3/14/2012
    Time: 4:33:56 PM
    User: N/A
    Computer: DESKTOP
    Description:
    Your computer was not able to renew its address from the network (from the DHCP Server) for the Network Card with network address 001E4FCD547E. The following error occurred:
    The semaphore timeout period has expired. . Your computer will continue to try and obtain an address on its own from the network address (DHCP) server.

    For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.
    Data:
    0000: 79 00 00 00 y...

    ===========================
    Application Event Log:
    Just this 1 Warning on - all others "Information" type -

    Event Type: Warning
    Event Source: Userenv
    Event Category: None
    Event ID: 1517
    Date: 3/14/2012
    Time: 4:31:48 PM
    User: NT AUTHORITY\SYSTEM
    Computer: DESKTOP
    Description:
    Windows saved user DESKTOP\Scott McElhaney registry while an application or service was still using the registry during log off. The memory used by the user's registry has not been freed. The registry will be unloaded when it is no longer in use.

    This is often caused by services running as a user account, try configuring the services to run in either the LocalService or NetworkService account.

    For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.
     
  9. blues_harp28

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    Ok - here's the thing with Event Viewer.
    It can be very useful and it can be misleading - I have just check mine on Xp Pro and there are a few warning etc.

    The check disk you ran - has fixed a few of them, as for those above, I'd ignore them.
    Many check EV everyday and it can lead to madness.

    Run the Mem Test and let us know the result.
     
  10. levjen

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    :(

    So - I am having the hardest time creating this "boot" disk for the memory test... I have followed the instructions verbatim (both from the first download you provided and the one set of instructions from geekstogo (even tried it with their link for the Memtest files) multiple times and I keep getting a disk that is named MT410 or named nothing at all and has files within it - the closest I got was when I downloaded from the geekstogo link - I got the MT410 disk and it has a readme.txt file and a folder labelled "boot" within it are 2 files - "boot.cat" and another that is "Memtest.img".

    By following the first link you gave me, I get a disk that is untitled and then has the following on it:
    Folder named "ISOLINUX"
    File named "SRC_V40A.TGZ"
    And a Folder Named "SRC_V40A.Zip"

    Neither of these disks created do anything when I reboot the computer... :-(

    What do you think? Am I doing something wrong or using the wrong link or something?

    Thanks a bunch! :eek:)
     
  11. levjen

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    Ok - update - I went back to this site - http://www.memtest.org/#downiso and noticed there is a link for this:

    Download - Auto-installer for USB Key (Win 9x/2k/xp/7) *NEW!*

    So - I created that USB Key.
    Put it in the PC
    But it just starts up like normal - straight into windows... :confused:

    Is there some command it's missing or that we can give it when shutting down to reboot and run this file or just force it to run the file once it's already booted, etc?

    Thanks a bunch! :)
     
  12. blues_harp28

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    For the Cd - the Bios will need to be set to start [boot] from the Cd.
    For the USB stick [I have never used that method for mem test] the Bios will need to be set to boot from the USB.

    If it is an old Pc - a USB boot option will not be available.


    http://www.hiren.info/pages/bios-boot-cdrom
     
  13. levjen

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    BEAUTIFUL! THANK YOU!!! :)

    I had to hit F12 to get the boot menu - and I adjusted "USB" first, then "CD" and then "Harddrive" - so it's running now - I'm assuming off the USB Memory Stick Drive - I'll report back once we get it run through 8 times or so! :eek:)

    Thanks a bunch and have a great night - as I know it's close to your bedtime now! ;)
     
  14. blues_harp28

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    Ok - let us know the result.
    It will take some time. ;)
     
  15. levjen

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    Ok - will do! It's on Test #8 now - so far no errors... I can just let it run... forever?! ;) Seriously - will it just "tire itself out" at some point - so I can let it go overnight or so?

    Thanks!
     
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