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March 20, 2005 8:28:26 AM

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Hi all,

Right, to start at the beginning my PC blew up about 3 weeks ago. The power
supply was bad and ended up breaking down and taking the motherboard
(gigabyte GA7VA) with it. I bought a new PSU (super flower 520w one with
adjustable fans etc) and new motherboard (asrock K7VT4A+) which got my PC
back up and running.

However since then a few programs refuse to work how they should and BSOD's
have started appearing. I make DVDs for weddings etc for a living and use
various programs. Mainconcept mpeg encoder will now either randomly crash
and give an error message or will suddenly throw up a blue screen. The same
happens with River past video cleaner software. However, these seem to be
the only 2 programs that are doing this. Virtualdub, besweet and all other
programs (including games like the punisher and republic commando) seem to
work fine and intensive stuff like moving large files, compiling a DVD etc
all go fine.. The BSODs give various errors such as 'IRQL NOT LESS OR EQUAL'
and 'KERNEL DATA INPAGE ERROR' along with various culprit files like
win32k.sys, ntfs.sys or various nvidia files. I assumed it was because I
hadn't formatted my HD after installing the new bits, so the other day I
formatted my HD and did a clean reinstall of Win XP (SP1). This sadly
didn't get rid of the problems though and even created a new one.

Every now and then for reasons i can't fathom, my internet connection now
seems to freeze. I have 2mb ADSL and whilst running either bitcomet or
edonkey or sometimes just whilst browsing the net, the connection will just
stop. I can't open new web pages and bitcomet/edonkeys rates will instantly
fall to zero when it happens. The system tray icon for the connection
refuses to open as does task manager, however other programs on the desktop
etc still work normally and the mouse will still move ok. Also other
systray icons like my printer and the clock will still function normally
too. The only way to solve this is a restart as the shutdown procedure
doesn't work either.

I've read lots of forums and newsgroups looking for a solution but as of yet
have had no luck. I've tried about 5 different lots of drivers for my ADSL
modem and moved it to different slots, 2 lots of nvidia drivers (61.77 and
the latest), different soundcard drivers, disabling the sound card etc and
nothing will work. At one point i noticed that the IRQs reported at bootup
were different from those reported for the same devices in windows so
changed the 'computer' section in device manager to 'standard PC' instead of
'ACPI uniprocessor PC' but it made no difference (although the IRQs do now
match). I've run the goldmemory testing program which reported no errors,
i've run NOD32 antivirus software, ad-aware and spybot which found no probs.
I did think it could be down to bad memory or HD/CPU on it's way out, but
surely that would mean the probs would appear ALL the time and not just
whilst running the progs mentioned above.

Can anyone please offer some suggestions as i'm tearing my hair out :( 

Many thanks to anyone who can help.
El Bubsio

SPEC:
Athlon XP 3000+ (333fsb) with AKASA hsf
ASROCK K7VT4A+ mobo
Leadtek 5600 geforce gfx card
onboard sound (c-media)
Seagate 160gb HD (7200rpm, 8mb cache)
CDRW
DVDRW
Temps (average) - mobo (32deg), CPU (47deg) and HD (34deg)
Case has front and rear 120mm fans, and pSU has 4 fans so i don't think heat
is an issue

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March 20, 2005 3:53:07 PM

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Sounds to me like you had a lot of corrupt software
building up problems slowly. Then you topped it off
with a blown psupply that no doubt did a little more
damage to the software ... possibly hard drive head
crash, or just current surge. Then you just changed
the mobo with no regard to drivers, etc ... and now
you have remnant driver conflicts all over the place ..
not to mention what WinXP had been use to. So now
you have a mess. The only way to rebuild a computer
..... any computer ... is to start with a clean system.
Along with the new psupply, and mobo, you needed
a new hard drive. Put that together, and do a clean
install of XP, SP2, drivers, and bring it up in every
regard .. modem, video, cdrw/dvd with fresh installs
of drivers and programs. Then slave the old hard drive
in the system .. even if you have to drop off one of the
cd-drives ... and recover your email, favorites, docs,
working directories ... mpgs, etc ... and carefully
restore all of that. That is the only way to recover a
system because much of your software "maps" the
hardware into it, and is not recoverable if you change
out the mobo.

johns
March 21, 2005 1:59:47 AM

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<bubba@home.com> wrote in message
news:423d09f3$0$19357$c3e8da3@news.astraweb.com...
> Hi all,
>
> Right, to start at the beginning my PC blew up about 3 weeks ago. The
> power
> supply was bad and ended up breaking down and taking the motherboard
> (gigabyte GA7VA) with it. I bought a new PSU (super flower 520w one with
> adjustable fans etc) and new motherboard (asrock K7VT4A+) which got my PC
> back up and running.
>
> However since then a few programs refuse to work how they should and
> BSOD's
> have started appearing. I make DVDs for weddings etc for a living and use
> various programs. Mainconcept mpeg encoder will now either randomly crash
> and give an error message or will suddenly throw up a blue screen. The
> same
> happens with River past video cleaner software. However, these seem to be
> the only 2 programs that are doing this. Virtualdub, besweet and all
> other
> programs (including games like the punisher and republic commando) seem to
> work fine and intensive stuff like moving large files, compiling a DVD etc
> all go fine.. The BSODs give various errors such as 'IRQL NOT LESS OR
> EQUAL'
> and 'KERNEL DATA INPAGE ERROR' along with various culprit files like
> win32k.sys, ntfs.sys or various nvidia files. I assumed it was because I
> hadn't formatted my HD after installing the new bits, so the other day I
> formatted my HD and did a clean reinstall of Win XP (SP1). This sadly
> didn't get rid of the problems though and even created a new one.
>
> Every now and then for reasons i can't fathom, my internet connection now
> seems to freeze. I have 2mb ADSL and whilst running either bitcomet or
> edonkey or sometimes just whilst browsing the net, the connection will
> just
> stop. I can't open new web pages and bitcomet/edonkeys rates will
> instantly
> fall to zero when it happens. The system tray icon for the connection
> refuses to open as does task manager, however other programs on the
> desktop
> etc still work normally and the mouse will still move ok. Also other
> systray icons like my printer and the clock will still function normally
> too. The only way to solve this is a restart as the shutdown procedure
> doesn't work either.
>
> I've read lots of forums and newsgroups looking for a solution but as of
> yet
> have had no luck. I've tried about 5 different lots of drivers for my
> ADSL
> modem and moved it to different slots, 2 lots of nvidia drivers (61.77 and
> the latest), different soundcard drivers, disabling the sound card etc and
> nothing will work. At one point i noticed that the IRQs reported at
> bootup
> were different from those reported for the same devices in windows so
> changed the 'computer' section in device manager to 'standard PC' instead
> of
> 'ACPI uniprocessor PC' but it made no difference (although the IRQs do now
> match). I've run the goldmemory testing program which reported no errors,
> i've run NOD32 antivirus software, ad-aware and spybot which found no
> probs.
> I did think it could be down to bad memory or HD/CPU on it's way out, but
> surely that would mean the probs would appear ALL the time and not just
> whilst running the progs mentioned above.
>
> Can anyone please offer some suggestions as i'm tearing my hair out :( 
>
> Many thanks to anyone who can help.
> El Bubsio
>
> SPEC:
> Athlon XP 3000+ (333fsb) with AKASA hsf
> ASROCK K7VT4A+ mobo
> Leadtek 5600 geforce gfx card
> onboard sound (c-media)
> Seagate 160gb HD (7200rpm, 8mb cache)
> CDRW
> DVDRW
> Temps (average) - mobo (32deg), CPU (47deg) and HD (34deg)
> Case has front and rear 120mm fans, and pSU has 4 fans so i don't think
> heat
> is an issue

I may have missed the wood for the trees but did you install drivers for
your new mother board?
March 21, 2005 7:05:05 PM

Archived from groups: alt.comp.hardware.pc-homebuilt (More info?)

sorry, yup, i've installed the latest VIA drivers
!