fatmat Posted February 27, 2005 Share Posted February 27, 2005 Hey all, I have a few questions for you. I apologize in advance for this being so long but I am trying to fit 6 months of info in here. I have been having major problems over the past 6 months or so, I get a lot of blue screens and other errors. It used to only happen when playing a game, then it started happening at random. Sometimes when I would open a program, sometimes while going to a website, and sometimes when it was just sitting there. I have not much time to do anything about it but it is happening more and more frequently, and I am starting to lose some data because of it. This is what I have: AMD 3000+ Barton 400FSB ASUS AN78X-E Deluxe 1GB kit CMX512-3200XLPRO Thermaltake Polo12 410W PSU - I bought an Ultra X-Connect 500W 2 days ago to try a new PSU ATI Radeon 9700 Pro - I swapped in an old Geforce 2 just to see if that was the problem. 2 160GB Western Digital SATA drives - Were in RAID 0 before, now no RAID Windows XP Home The stop errors seem to be random, I get many different ones and they don't seem to point to the same place. They mainly consist of IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL PFN_LIST_CORRUPT BAD_POOL_CALLER BAD_POOL_HEADER PAGE_FAULT_IN_NON_PAGED_AREA ATTEMPT_TO_WRITE_TO_READ_ONLY_MEMORY Sometimes I get a driver listed as the cause, sometimes I don't. WIN32K.SYS NTFS.SYS TCPIP.SYS ATI2DVAG.DLL ATI2CQAG.DLL USBPORT.SYS NVARM.SYS I have gotten others but those are the most frequent. Several times I would get a blue screen, and upon reboot my registry would be corrupted. I had to replace all of the registry hives to get my computer running. I had to do that 3 times. I have been through countless forums, I have found posts with 1 or 2 of the problems but not all, and most of those pointed to McAfee and Roxio or software like that, I have none of the software mentioned installed. Several mentioned a Windows hotfix for something similar, so I called Microsoft to see if this would apply or if they could help me out. After a few calls and emails I was told to reformat, big help. I was trying to avoid that at the time because I had almost 200GB on my drives and did not have time to go through the back up process, but I was out of options. I reformatted my drives and did a clean install. That didn't help so it must be a hardware issue. I started with calling ASUS and talking to them. They had me RMA my motherboard, same problem. I called Western Digital and they had me RMA my drives, same problem. I had run memtest before all of this and there were no errors. I decided to run it again, I ran it with both in there and each one individually. All of them ran for 5 passes and there were no errors. So, I switched power supplies and video cards, and I'm still having the same problem. The only pieces of hardware that are still in and have not been changed is my memory and my CPU. If it is not one of them then I have no clue, unless it is a cable or something like that. Since all this things have gotten worse and more frequent. Since the reformat I have had to replace the registry haves 4 more times. CHKDSK has run 3 or 4 times when booting up. 2 or 3 times when it reboots I get a pop up that says tells me my system needs to shut down. I don't have exactly what it says but it states that win/sys32/lsass.exe is corrupt or something like that. Almost every time I get a blue screen, upon reboot it says the system has recovered from a serious error. I keep getting errors that something has to close. If I am using Firefox, IE, Outlook it tells me it has encountered an error and needs to close. This also happens to some other things like Dr Watson's Post Mortem Debugger and a few other background programs. None of the issues except for the registry haive replacement happened before reformatting or the new harware. It also used to happen 2-3 times a day, now it happens as much as 20-30. So my questions are: 1. Is memtest foolproof? Is it possible that my memory could be bad even though it showed no errors? 2. Could it be something between my memory and mobo? I had to adjust the timings to 7, 3, 3, 2.5 to get it to even boot, could this be something further with the incompatibility? 3. If I try new memory, I will probably just go buy new memory and if that ends up being the problem I will RMA the old memory so I can get it sooner. Which of the following would be best for my system? Preferably one that is actually compatible, not where I have to slow the memory timings and end up paying a lot for memory half as fast as it shoudl be. This is what they have. TWINX1024-3200XLPRO TWINX1024RE-3200LLPT TWINX1024-3200XL TWINX1024-3200C2PRO TWINX1024-3200C2PT 4. If it is not my memory, does anyone have any other suggestions. Would it definitely be my processor? Could it be anything else? I've included everything I could think of, but if anyone needs any other info please let me know. Obviously I would be grateful for any help you may have, but it is getting to the point where I need to fix this immediately so the sooner the better. And don't bother telling me throw my computer off the roof, I have thought of it many times. Thanks Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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