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Stop Error Blue Screen

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by stu37, Sep 15, 2004.

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  1. stu37

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    Hi, been having trouble lately with wife's computer rebooting off and on by itself during web browsing or other things. Here's the latest that came up. I set it to not reboot when errors occurred, but this blue screen came up and wondered if any of you know what it is. One thing i done was to go to nVidia site and upgrade my video driver. It's a 32M nVidia GEForce MXDOR. It was rebooting on it's own before i upgraded too. Anyways here's error:

    ***Stop:0x0000008E(0x0000005,0xF838CB3B,0x4BD7720,0x00000000)

    ***NDIS>SYS-ADDressF838CB3B baeat F838c000,DateStamp 2367dc561

    Beginning dump of physical memory
    Physical memory dump complete

    Contact your system administrator or tech support group for further assistance.

    Thanks in advance for any help
    Its win xp home
     
  2. MFDnNC

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    Many times Stop:0x0000008E is a memory error - check your memory
     
  3. stu37

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    Would that be bad memory Ram? it's got 512 MB of ram and by checking you say it could be faulty? Anyways i know there are places to check ram but not sure where. Any ideas on that?
     
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    Yes - http://www.memtest86.com/

    Or if you have multiple memory sticks remove one and see if it happens, remove the other......
     
  5. dai

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    turn off the auto reboot so you get the bsod error message and post it
    did you uninstall your video drivers before installing the new ones
     
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    i did turn off the auto reboot and this was the first blue error message, my first post here. No i did not uninstall being it said an upgrade i didn't think i had to. When it shows error again if different i will post. Thanks. MFDnSC i did happen to have a memtest floppy and i try it in both computers and it says i have to format disk. I tried downloading to another floppy with same results. How do i get memtest to work? thanks
     
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    i have the memtest going now. Will it show what the problems are or what?
     
  9. dai

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    run it for as long as posssible at least overnight if it finds any problems it will list the errors
    if it finds any you need new ram
     
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    ok, thanks dai. I am now using simmtester and will let it run as long as possible and post results when i'm finished. Are there any other causes for the problem besides bad memory?
     
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    yes
    the error message should have had something else on the top i.e.
    irql_not_less_or_equal
    something along these lines it makes it a bit easier to isolate the cause
     
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    Ok i ran memtest all night and i really don't understand how it works, like how many tests it has and just on the bottom it shows errors and the number 0. Are there like 7 tests and they keep repeating or what? While running simmtester it stopped and it had same sentence all the way down the page like files and folder not found.like around 30 lines, but it too had not found any errors that i noticed before this happened. Was memtest working the way it should? thanks. I'm a novice on this
     
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    ok, i shall check on nicard and see and thanks for sites you referred me too. Will check them out. Here was part of latest blue screen
    ***NAVENG.SYS-Address F1426944 base at F1426944, DateStamp00000000
    Then physical memory dump
    When i get a blue screen like that, is there a way to capture it and put it all in here? Thanks dai
     
  15. dai

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    NAVENG=
    norton a/v disable while you sought things out
    just write it down and type it in
    just noticed you have no sp installed
     
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