Donoho Posted December 30, 2004 Share Posted December 30, 2004 <background info> I built a top of the line system to play Half-Life 2 (right before the code was stolen). Then over six months ago (I don't know exactly when) I started getting random reboots. No warning, just back to the POST. I tried to troubleshoot for over a week before I said.... enough (summary) A couple days ago I pulled it out again and started over. I've spent at least 14 hours over the last two days searching from forum to forum, digging through the system to try to figure out if this was somehting I could take care of on my own. I saw similar issues pointing to potential Power Supplies, Graphics Cards, in WinXP Service packs. Ive fully explored all other options. I cam across a reference to MemTest and ran it (pics below). I finally found the location that turns off the automatic reboot on fault (possibly the Dumbest default setting Ever...) and got the stop error below. </background info> STOP 0x0000008E (0xC0000005, 0xBF825404, 0xB28039C4, 0x00000000) with a reference to win32k.sys The Setup: P4 3.0 GB 800 FSB 2 Corsair CMX512-3200C2 Radeon 9800 Pro 128MB Gigabyte GA-81K1100 (Rev 1) w Intel 875P Chipset Ran memtest+ ver 1.40 a couple times: 1st time 2nd time Windows XP SP2 all patches applied Most up to date Graphics drivers No spyware/viri Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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