I am on Windows XP SP2, (2) 512 mgs DDR RAM, Gibabyte motherboard, RaidMax 430 Watt power supply, Intel pentium D 3.0 processer, ATI Radeon AGP 9550 graphics card, Western Digital SATA 80 GB hard drive.
I am running the HOT CPU tester Lite right now. The first time I ran HOT CPU the program crashed. The second time I ran HOT CPU my computer crashed and now the third time I am running HOT CPU it has been running for almost 3 hours but I got an error: ATI Desktop control panel has encountered a problem: the instruction @0x7e41caaa referenced memory at 0x00370652. The memory could not be read"
I am thinking this might mean the memory on my ATI Radeon graphics card is bad. I will test the computer without the ATI Radeon graphics card when the HOT CPU test is finished.
I'm no good with this subject but I will give you my 2 cents.
looks like its a driver or your ATI control panel.
remove the ATI control panel from startup and see if this still happens, if not then you know, if it does, first try updating your graphic drivers and reinstall the ATI control panel and see if it still happens.
or maybe grumpy or somebody that knows better then me can tell what is wrong and jump in.
I case anyone read's this forum trying to resolve this issue, I was able to resolve it by clearing the CMOS, by removing the battery for half a minute, and putting it back in. Check when you put the battery back in, that it's not loose, I think that's why I was having issues to start with.