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Anonymous
July 15, 2005 2:37:07 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

My computer totally stops functioning and a gray screen appears saying:
“***Hardware malfunction*** Contact hardware vendor for support *** system
has halted ***�
I put this computer together and had no problems until I installed XP. When
it locks it also makes whatever sound it had when it locks. Is there a way to
see what is causing the lock? I’ve tried the troubleshooting
FAQ on the software and got nowhere. When it locks it locks I’ve found no
way to continue other then killing the power to the motherboard and
restarting. There is no rhyme or reason to the lock no common timing or
software or hardware.
Thank You

Update:
After searching around found I have a Item under "other device",
PCI simple communication controller.
I have tried finding a driver for this but have no clue what it is, all my
PCI cards devices are accounted for.
I think it must be something on the motherboard
(133MHZ PIII MICRO ATX MOTHERBOARD WITH FLIP-CHIP SUPPORT0,
but have no clue what this PCI controller is. Is there a way to look up the
hardware id that I found under the details tab in
the device properties.
I’m hoping this is the problem and not another one.
PCI\VEN_13F6&DEV_0211&SUBSYS_021113F6&REV_20
PCI\VEN_13F6&DEV_0211&SUBSYS_021113F6
PCI\VEN_13F6&DEV_0211&CC_078000
PCI\VEN_13F6&DEV_0211&CC_078000

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Anonymous
July 15, 2005 3:31:22 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

Lord Kurgun wrote:

> My computer totally stops functioning and a gray screen appears saying:
> "***Hardware malfunction*** Contact hardware vendor for support *** system
> has halted ***�
> I put this computer together and had no problems until I installed XP. When
> it locks it also makes whatever sound it had when it locks. Is there a way to
> see what is causing the lock? I've tried the troubleshooting
> FAQ on the software and got nowhere. When it locks it locks I've found no
> way to continue other then killing the power to the motherboard and
> restarting. There is no rhyme or reason to the lock no common timing or
> software or hardware.
> Thank You
>
> Update:
> After searching around found I have a Item under "other device",
> PCI simple communication controller.
> I have tried finding a driver for this but have no clue what it is, all my
> PCI cards devices are accounted for.
> I think it must be something on the motherboard
> (133MHZ PIII MICRO ATX MOTHERBOARD WITH FLIP-CHIP SUPPORT0,
> but have no clue what this PCI controller is. Is there a way to look up the
> hardware id that I found under the details tab in
> the device properties.
> I'm hoping this is the problem and not another one.
> PCI\VEN_13F6&DEV_0211&SUBSYS_021113F6&REV_20
> PCI\VEN_13F6&DEV_0211&SUBSYS_021113F6
> PCI\VEN_13F6&DEV_0211&CC_078000
> PCI\VEN_13F6&DEV_0211&CC_078000
>
>

Start trouble-shooting by minimizing the peripheral devices
installed in the computer to the essentials, viz., hard drive,
video card, etc. Check the bios configuration setting to that
for machine default. Install Windows XP on to a clean HD from
a cdrom. Once done, install all of the required motherboard
drivers from its cdrom. In a stepwise manner, install all of
the additional peripheral devices (e.g., sound card, modem,
NIC, etc.) and their software. Either the problem will be
eliminated or the source identified. (BTW, the message is
vague since it indicates a problem somewhere on the entire
PCI bus, including the PC-133 RAM that is supposed to be
used here. Using PC-133 memory, right for a 133 MHz FSB? Not
trying to over-clock?)
Anonymous
July 15, 2005 5:59:04 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

Thank You.
The XP install was on a formatted harddrive, In fact after one of the system
halts XP would not go past the initial screen so I Formatted the drive again
and reinstalled XP. Another problem is I no longer have a system disk for the
motherboard as my daughter while looking through my disks accidentally
dropped it on the floor the dog chewed it (I know I know The dog ate my
homework). Anyway as I let the kids use the computer and they seem to keep
crashing it with their harmless downloads, I found that with Windows ME that
I didn’t need it because it recognized every thing. XP apparently doesn’t. As
for the memory that was purchased with the bare bones PC, all I’ve added was
2 hard drives, 1 CD, 1 DVD drive, 3 ½ floppy, and an XP compatible video
capture card.
Thanks
Mike

"Ghostrider" wrote:

>
> Lord Kurgun wrote:
>
> > My computer totally stops functioning and a gray screen appears saying:
> > “***Hardware malfunction*** Contact hardware vendor for support *** system
> > has halted ***�
> > I put this computer together and had no problems until I installed XP. When
> > it locks it also makes whatever sound it had when it locks. Is there a way to
> > see what is causing the lock? I’ve tried the troubleshooting
> > FAQ on the software and got nowhere. When it locks it locks I’ve found no
> > way to continue other then killing the power to the motherboard and
> > restarting. There is no rhyme or reason to the lock no common timing or
> > software or hardware.
> > Thank You
> >
> > Update:
> > After searching around found I have a Item under "other device",
> > PCI simple communication controller.
> > I have tried finding a driver for this but have no clue what it is, all my
> > PCI cards devices are accounted for.
> > I think it must be something on the motherboard
> > (133MHZ PIII MICRO ATX MOTHERBOARD WITH FLIP-CHIP SUPPORT0,
> > but have no clue what this PCI controller is. Is there a way to look up the
> > hardware id that I found under the details tab in
> > the device properties.
> > I’m hoping this is the problem and not another one.
> > PCI\VEN_13F6&DEV_0211&SUBSYS_021113F6&REV_20
> > PCI\VEN_13F6&DEV_0211&SUBSYS_021113F6
> > PCI\VEN_13F6&DEV_0211&CC_078000
> > PCI\VEN_13F6&DEV_0211&CC_078000
> >
> >
>
> Start trouble-shooting by minimizing the peripheral devices
> installed in the computer to the essentials, viz., hard drive,
> video card, etc. Check the bios configuration setting to that
> for machine default. Install Windows XP on to a clean HD from
> a cdrom. Once done, install all of the required motherboard
> drivers from its cdrom. In a stepwise manner, install all of
> the additional peripheral devices (e.g., sound card, modem,
> NIC, etc.) and their software. Either the problem will be
> eliminated or the source identified. (BTW, the message is
> vague since it indicates a problem somewhere on the entire
> PCI bus, including the PC-133 RAM that is supposed to be
> used here. Using PC-133 memory, right for a 133 MHz FSB? Not
> trying to over-clock?)
>
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July 15, 2005 7:48:03 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

"Lord Kurgun" <LordKurgun@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:7D72AD66-9A92-4592-BA46-AC0623B00503@microsoft.com...
> My computer totally stops functioning and a gray screen appears saying:
> "***Hardware malfunction*** Contact hardware vendor for support *** system
> has halted ***"
> I put this computer together and had no problems until I installed XP.
> When
> it locks it also makes whatever sound it had when it locks. Is there a way
> to
> see what is causing the lock? I've tried the troubleshooting
> FAQ on the software and got nowhere. When it locks it locks I've found no
> way to continue other then killing the power to the motherboard and
> restarting. There is no rhyme or reason to the lock no common timing or
> software or hardware.
> Thank You
>
> Update:
> After searching around found I have a Item under "other device",
> PCI simple communication controller.
> I have tried finding a driver for this but have no clue what it is, all my
> PCI cards devices are accounted for.
> I think it must be something on the motherboard
> (133MHZ PIII MICRO ATX MOTHERBOARD WITH FLIP-CHIP SUPPORT0,
> but have no clue what this PCI controller is. Is there a way to look up
> the
> hardware id that I found under the details tab in
> the device properties.
> I'm hoping this is the problem and not another one.
> PCI\VEN_13F6&DEV_0211&SUBSYS_021113F6&REV_20
> PCI\VEN_13F6&DEV_0211&SUBSYS_021113F6
> PCI\VEN_13F6&DEV_0211&CC_078000
> PCI\VEN_13F6&DEV_0211&CC_078000
>
>
PCI simple communication controller is probably the ARM modem slot on the
motherboard. If you're not using an ARM modem go into your bios and disable
it. Then see what happens.
Anonymous
July 15, 2005 9:58:15 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.hardware (More info?)

After you installed XP, did you remember to install the chipset drivers for
the motherboard... usually downloadable from the website of the motherboard
manufacturer.
--
Cari (MS-MVP)
Printing & Imaging



"Lord Kurgun" <LordKurgun@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:7D72AD66-9A92-4592-BA46-AC0623B00503@microsoft.com...
> My computer totally stops functioning and a gray screen appears saying:
> "***Hardware malfunction*** Contact hardware vendor for support *** system
> has halted ***"
> I put this computer together and had no problems until I installed XP.
> When
> it locks it also makes whatever sound it had when it locks. Is there a way
> to
> see what is causing the lock? I've tried the troubleshooting
> FAQ on the software and got nowhere. When it locks it locks I've found no
> way to continue other then killing the power to the motherboard and
> restarting. There is no rhyme or reason to the lock no common timing or
> software or hardware.
> Thank You
>
> Update:
> After searching around found I have a Item under "other device",
> PCI simple communication controller.
> I have tried finding a driver for this but have no clue what it is, all my
> PCI cards devices are accounted for.
> I think it must be something on the motherboard
> (133MHZ PIII MICRO ATX MOTHERBOARD WITH FLIP-CHIP SUPPORT0,
> but have no clue what this PCI controller is. Is there a way to look up
> the
> hardware id that I found under the details tab in
> the device properties.
> I'm hoping this is the problem and not another one.
> PCI\VEN_13F6&DEV_0211&SUBSYS_021113F6&REV_20
> PCI\VEN_13F6&DEV_0211&SUBSYS_021113F6
> PCI\VEN_13F6&DEV_0211&CC_078000
> PCI\VEN_13F6&DEV_0211&CC_078000
>
>
!