Blue Screen of Death - Memory Error + Freezing Win XP

Hey Guys,

After searching around, I've only been able to find information for Window's 7 users and since I wasn't - my hardware happened to be bought around the same time as when Window's 7 came out so if anyone could redirect me if something like this was made before, that'd be a great help!

My comp specs:

Operator: Window's XP 32bit
Motherboard: EVGA E758-A1 3-Way SLI (x16/x16/x8) LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard
Graphic Card: EVGA 01G-P3-1180-AR GeForce GTX 285 1GB 512-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
Processor: Intel Core i7-920 Bloomfield 2.66GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor BX80601920 (not overclocked)
Memory: OCZ Platinum 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Voltage Desktop Memory Model OCZ3P1600LV6GK
Power Supply: CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply
CPU Fan: XIGMATEK Intel Core i7 compatible Dark Knight-S1283V REV.W with ACK-I5361 120mm Long Life Bearing CPU Cooler
Case: Thermaltake V9 Black Edition ATX Computer Gaming Chassis with Dual Oversized 230mm Ultra-Silent Cooling Fans VJ400G1N2Z Mid Tower
Main Hard Drive: Western Digital VelociRaptor WD3000HLFS 300GB 10000 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
Monitor: SAMSUNG 2343BWX High Glossy Black 23" 5ms 16:9 Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 20000:1 (DC) w/ HDCP Support

All of the above had been bought August 2009 so everything is relatively new. And I still have Window's XP.

During the first half year nothing had happened and starting around February 2010, I started running into countless blue screens of death problems indicating "A fatal hardware error has occurred. " After the restart, it goes to "Verifying Pool Data" it would either take a long time before saying "Disk Boot Failure, Please Insert Boot Disk" or something about Ctrl Alt Del to restart will pop up right away. After that, I have to shut off the computer for over an hour just so it would start up normally again because even if it was 15-30 minutes, the same problem will occur. If that didn't happen, then I'd get stuck on the EVGA logo screen where everything just decides to freeze before it starts.

I was told by some others at first that it might have something to do with the hard drive or the memory. I switched the memory around in different orders - at first it looked like it was doing better but then it went back to the same o ways. So before I went to do an RMA on my memory, I went and bought a new hard drive to see if that may have been the problem. Turns out that wasn't the problem as I still got the blue screens so it had nothing to do with the hard drive. I then went on to getting an RMA on my memories. After a couple of weeks, the new memory came in and everything ran smoothly - only for about 2-3 weeks - then the blue screens came back after starting up my computer.

Right after I turn on my computer, after everything loads to my desktop, it'd probably take about 5 minutes before a blue screen pops up indicating the same message as before "A fatal hardware error has occurred. " Strangely enough, it only happens about twice after each start up and afterwards, nothing else would happen. So I thought maybe that was what I had to live with and dealt with having 2 blue screens appear after each start up.

About 3-4 days again, the issues had been getting worse. Recently, I've been facing loads of the blue screens of death as well as freezing issues that had never occurred before. Once again, not only was it the blue screens but now I'm stuck on the eVGA logo screen like I did before. I'd have to shut off everything and wait half an hour just to get back on it for half an hour.

But this time I can for sure say that it has nothing to do with the hard drive or the memory. I'm not too familiar with computers but I think it may have something to do with the hard drive or the graphic card now.

I just sent in an RMA request for the hard drive.

Does any know if there may be some compatibility problems between the the hardware or how to fix this problem? I've even ran a memory test and it said that everything was fine. I'm also a gamer if that might help out.


EDIT: I jumped on my laptop so below is what the blue screen says:

"A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.

If this is the first time you've seen this Stop error screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps:

Check to be sure you have adequate disk space. If a driver i identified in the Stop message, disable the driver or check with the manufacturer for driver updates. Try changing video adatpers.

Check with your hardware vendor for any BIOS updates. Disable BIOS memory options such as caching or shadowing. If you need to use Safe Mode to remove or disable components, restart your computer, press F8 to select Advance Startup options, and then select Safe Mode.

Technical Information:
*** STOP: 0x0000008E (0xC0000005, 0xBF82E035, 0xV4341A58, 0x00000000)

*** win32k.sys - Address BF82E035 base at BF800000, DateStamp 4110747a

Beginning dump of physical memory.
Physical memory dump complete.
Contact your system administrator or technical support group for further assistance."
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  1. Please download hardware monitor, and watch the temps closely
    http://www.hmonitor.com/
    You do have the ram timings in correctly right?
    Having to shut off for 15-30 minutes at a time makes me think its something overheating

    If you have an extra video card or power supply somewhere, can you check your PC with those? Or if not, can you take your current video card and PSU to a different PC and check them seperately in that pc.
  2. @blckhaze

    Do you think you can explain what ram timing is?
    I never tweeked my computer before and just built it and used it as stock so I'm not too sure how to check on ram timings.

    After many restarts, I was able to install the monitor, here's what it shows - i read the instructions but was kind of confused. Sorry I'm not much of a computer person.
    http://img251.imageshack.us/img251/2007/40694017.jpg
  3. What Windows XP Service Pack are you running?
  4. judy822 said:
    @blckhaze

    Do you think you can explain what ram timing is?
    I never tweeked my computer before and just built it and used it as stock so I'm not too sure how to check on ram timings.

    After many restarts, I was able to install the monitor, here's what it shows - i read the instructions but was kind of confused. Sorry I'm not much of a computer person.
    http://img251.imageshack.us/img251/2007/40694017.jpg

    Download and install the freeware application CPU-Z from: http://www.cpuid.com/softwares/cpu-z.html

    In this utility there is a Memory tab page that displays the Timings that your memory is currently using. Post the displayed values.
  5. windows xp will only be using 3gb of your ram, only a 64 bit operating sytem uses more than around 3gb, such as vista 64 or windows 7 64bit, maybe it is something to do with that. you could try upgrading to windows 7 and see is by utilizing al 6gb of ram, is working less hard to run
  6. Sorry, I gave the wrong link for the hwmonitor program I was talking about... here's the correct HWmonitor
    ftp://ftp.cpuid.com/hwmonitor/hwmonitor_1.16-setup.exe
    Need you to run that and not just take a screenshot... but watch the temps and see if any of them start to go up, and how much they go up to before the system crashes.

    Your ram is supposed to be:
    Timing 7-7-7-24
    Voltage 1.65V
    You can go into bios and somewhere in there will be a memory timings section. If you're memory is set on auto, you may need to set it to manual to see the timings or the option to see the timings.... or there may be a hotkey that will display on the bottom that lets you see the timings. I can tell you though.. Memory timings aren't going to cause your PC to have to shut down for 15-30 minutes at a time. Possibly the memory voltge (1.65) but I doubt that either. It's something overheating.. It could be your power supply. 750w is plenty for your system but it may be having issues. Your CPU could be getting too hot, or maybe the graphics card is getting too hot, or the motherboard chips. That's why I think it's important to watch HWmonitor temps and see how they go up before it crashes.. the one I linked in this reply.

    Note, I have overheated my 920 a couple times during overclocking, and it does not make me wait to turn the PC back on, for that long. I honestly think it's your power supply. I used to have a power supply that did that to me a long time ago... it would overheat and shut down and I wouldn't be able to turn the thing back on fir 15+ minutes (just like yours) I ended up replacing it and everything worked fine after that... for 3 months till that one went dead because it was a cheap power supply, so i bought another cheap power supply!)

    DON'T BUY CHEAP!
  7. Run memtest86 on each stick of RAM. If it sounds like a memory problem, it almost certainly is.
  8. A memory problem that makes the computer have to stay powered off for 15-30 minutes?
  9. Quote:
    After the restart, it goes to "Verifying Pool Data" it would either take a long time before saying "Disk Boot Failure, Please Insert Boot Disk" or something about Ctrl Alt Del to restart will pop up right away. After that, I have to shut off the computer for over an hour just so it would start up normally again because even if it was 15-30 minutes, the same problem will occur. If that didn't happen, then I'd get stuck on the EVGA logo screen where everything just decides to freeze before it starts.


    Sounds like a memory problem. Not ruling out overheating, but that would only lead to a REALLY slow startup, and not the boot failures he is describing. At the very least, a memtest would rule out the most likely component to have gone haywire.
  10. Ok I read that wrong. I was thinking unable to turn ON the computer for 15-30 minutes, but now I see that's not the case, he is turning it on but it's not working normally, after being on, unless he waits 15-30min or an hour. In that case I'm not familiar with it. Never had memory that caused that kind of problem either though... But then again I don't have 50 computers a year to test =/

    gl
  11. Hey there guys,

    I'm at work atm and I'll definitely download the tool from cpuid as soon as I get home. I actually haven't tweaked the memory configurations - when I tried to send a technical support email to the motherboard company, they said I might have to change the configurations for the memory. I'm not too sure how to do that but I think blckhaze mentioned about how to do that so I'll try to look into that.

    I just find it hard to believe that after exchanging the memory for new ones, it'd still be bad.

    Ohyeah, sorry if I did not make myself clear but the part about the disk boot failure happened before I exchanged the memory - ever since I exchanged the memory I never got the disk boot failure.

    I can turn on my computer but it would just get stuck on the motherboard screen (in my case eVGA logo) and won't go beyond to even load Windows. So I have no choice but to shut it off for 15-30 minutes before I can start it up again. After that time, windows will be able to start.

    I'm also aware that Window's XP 32 bit can only read 3gb - I just left it in there for the sake of not losing them (probably a stupid move) but no one ever told me it may affect the system. So I might take it out for the time being (still unsure if I want W7).

    When I get home, I will have the tool running and post up the image of it and see what the temp is before the system crashes again and other questions, Thanks!
  12. Try to clean pci and ram slots from dust. That helps me!!!!!
  13. gamerk316 said:
    Run memtest86 on each stick of RAM. If it sounds like a memory problem, it almost certainly is.


    Is there a program for this?

    I installed the cpuid and here's a pic of what it says for the memory section:
    http://img195.imageshack.us/img195/2519/16690368.jpg

    I'm also having these horrible lag sessions lately along with all this mess - it sometimes make me believe that the system froze but then if I wait long enough (20 secs?) it might go back to normal but the ending result is that it will always freeze or go blue screen...

    The system actually crashes at random temp rates...I don't know how else to explain it, the CPU and graphic card might be at a green temperature and still crash - I've seen it crash when it was all over the place (looking at the hardware sensor monitor)
  14. In that screenshot your memory is set at 7-7-7-18 and it should be set at 7-7-7-24 according to manufacturer. You could go into bios, try looking for the memory timings, and set the 18 into 24... It's also only running at 1066mhz, and it's 1600mhz ram.

    Still seems like overheating. What were the temps that you saw? If I were you, I'd be putting my nose and my hand real close to the outtake of air on the power supply... near the GPU outtake and on the back middle, the grills on the motherboard and the metal on the bottom of the PSU. Don't actually touch anything while it has power though...

    download HWmonitor instead if you can, it shows alot more temps

    ftp://ftp.cpuid.com/hwmonitor/hwmonitor_1.16-setup.exe

    I know when things start getting too hot, there is horrible lag. Seen it happen to be in Crysis on some other graphics cards.
    I believe it is due to the computer throttling down so that it doesn't overheat (picked up that bit of into elsewhere on toms)
  15. so i finally got into the BIOS and changed it to 7 7 7 7 24 - i finally realized where that was...

    But after I restarted the system after the "Verifying DMI Pool Data..."

    I get sent to a black screen that says:

    "Windows cold not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
    <Windows root>\system32\hal.dll.
    Please re-install a copy of the above file."

    Does that mean I have to format and reinstall windows..?
  16. judy822 said:
    so i finally got into the BIOS and changed it to 7 7 7 7 24 - i finally realized where that was...

    But after I restarted the system after the "Verifying DMI Pool Data..."

    I get sent to a black screen that says:

    "Windows cold not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:
    <Windows root>\system32\hal.dll.
    Please re-install a copy of the above file."

    Does that mean I have to format and reinstall windows..?

    I see that your Command Rate is set to 1T. That may be too tight.

    Try the following memory timing settings:

    tCL: 7
    tRCD: 7
    tRP: 7
    tRAS: 24
    tRFC: 88
    Command Rate: 2T
    DIMM Voltage: 1.650v
    QPI PLL VCore: 1.35
  17. Hey There,

    I changed the settings to

    tCL: 7
    tRCD: 7
    tRP: 7
    tRAS: 24
    tRFC: 88
    Command Rate: 2T
    DIMM Voltage: 1.650v
    QPI PLL VCore: 1.35


    but i also noticed when i was chinging the DIMM Votage, it was highlighted green when I was going down the list for 1.650

    but the OPI PLL VCore wasnt high lighted green instead, some other options from 1.400V - 1.575V were green, but i kept it at 1.35 - but does the highlights mean anything?

    EDIT: when the system went to "Verifying DMI Pool Data" it says "Boot Disk Failure, Ctrl Alt Del to restart"
    I tried it again and got a black screen saying...
    "Windows could not start because the followiling file is missing or corrupt:
    \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM"

    Why am I suddenly missing several files?

    Also when I try to restart, I'm still kind of running into the same problems where I'd get stuck on the motherboard screen (eVGA logo) forever which makes me think it's frozen so I'm forced to restart it.
  18. judy822 said:
    Hey There,

    I changed the settings to

    tCL: 7
    tRCD: 7
    tRP: 7
    tRAS: 24
    tRFC: 88
    Command Rate: 2T
    DIMM Voltage: 1.650v
    QPI PLL VCore: 1.35


    but i also noticed when i was chinging the DIMM Votage, it was highlighted green when I was going down the list for 1.650

    but the OPI PLL VCore wasnt high lighted green instead, some other options from 1.400V - 1.575V were green, but i kept it at 1.35 - but does the highlights mean anything?

    EDIT: when the system went to "Verifying DMI Pool Data" it says "Boot Disk Failure, Ctrl Alt Del to restart"
    I tried it again and got a black screen saying...
    "Windows could not start because the followiling file is missing or corrupt:
    \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM"

    Why am I suddenly missing several files?

    Also when I try to restart, I'm still kind of running into the same problems where I'd get stuck on the motherboard screen (eVGA logo) forever which makes me think it's frozen so I'm forced to restart it.

    You seem to be running into some serious memory corruption issues that need to be resolved before the Operating System will boot without errors. I highly doubt that the mentioned files are actually missing, they are appearing as being corrupted once they are loaded into system RAM.

    The neon green values in the list are the values that are considered safe. Any values in bright red are beyond recommended specifications and have the potential to do damage to such devices as CPU, RAM, ... etc.

    Another question is what motherboard BIOS Version are you running? The general consensus on the EVGA Forum for the most stable BIOS version for the EVGA X58 SLI E758 is version SZ2Z. Several members report instability with later BIOS versions (i.e. versions after SZ2Z).

    Have you also tried the Load Fail-Safe Defaults option in the Phoenix - AwardBIOS CMOS Setup Utility? You will have to manually set the memory timings and voltages again after using this option.
  19. I just reread the part of your reply where you say "... I'd get stuck on the motherboard screen (eVGA logo) forever ...". Now I'm wondering at what stage of the POST (Power On Self Test) process that this long delay is happening.

    In the Advanced BIOS Features Menu set the Full Screen LOGO Show option to [Disabled], save the changes and restart. This will allow you to follow the various stages of the POST process (It's hidden when the Full Screen LOGO Show option is set to Enabled). Watch the reboot process to determine where the long delay is happening.

    Is the delay happening when checking system RAM or is it happening when it is detecting SATA devices?

    If the delay is happening during detection of SATA devices then check if the SATA cable is firmly connected or try another SATA cable. There could also be a faulty SATA device (Hard Disk Drive).
  20. Everything I am reading is pointing to RAM being screwed up in a major way. It COULD be the HD, but those tend to fail in more...destrutivly notible ways.

    I HIGHLY recommend running a memory test with memtest86 at this point. RAM could have died, or maybe the settings are off, but something sounds really screwey at this point.
  21. Heya guys

    It took me 2 days to finally switch off the logo screen in the BIOs...and I found out my SATA 3 is having problems...this is what it says next to it.. "Lalalalalalalala" and that's where it stops.

    I still never got a chance to get to download the memtest because it keep crashing to blue screen so frequent, I can't even keep track of how many I've ran into since 2 days ago. After that, I get stuck with that "lalalalalala" on my startup...

    Anyone know's what the lalalala is?


    EDIT:

    Hey guys, not only after that.. I've been getting stuck at the starting screen where it says "Memory Frequency 1066" for a long time and afterwards it says that window's can't start because of a hardware configuration problem... I reinstalled window's 2 days ago and still wasn't able to get on long enough to download and install the memorytest.. still trying to work at that I'll post what I see if I could download the test
  22. I was wondering if you had given up, lol.

    Are your memory modules in DIMM Slots 1, 3, and 5 as required for triple channel operation?

    Which SATA connection point is your Hard Disk Drive attached to, one on the South Bridge Chipset or one on the JMicron chip? Try a different SATA connection point.
  23. Id love to give up but I've spent way to much money and time to lol the modules are in the correct slots. I actually have 3 hard drives connected. It didn't neither me into until I saw that lalalala pop up on the SATA 3. I tried to reinstall once more but oddly enough it only picked up one of my storage drives...
    I'm a little confused about what the bridge chipset is but I'm pretty sure its the jmicron chip...
    I will try to re plug ask the hard disks. It sucks that I get great advice from you guys but I'm never home when I read em.. Ill keep u guys updated. Thanks
  24. The "SATA3 : àLàLàLàLàL" you see seems to indicate a device failure.

    I've been reading on the EVGA Forums about the EVGA X58 Motherboards.

    Some members have lost hard drives due to the VT (Virtualization Technology) bug.

    Someone even mentioned that the multiple hard drive failures they've had was always on the same port SATA 3.

    I haven't read anything about a solution to this particular bug.
  25. hey again guys,

    so i was told by evga to download and install their newest bios as some already mentioned. I went step by step with what they had on their site but for some reason now when i go to the boot cd, this is what I see...anyone know what this means?
    "Verifying DMI pool data.....
    Boot from CD :

    NTLDR is missing
    Press Ctrl + Alt + Del to restart"

    what's ntldr?
  26. Probably because the boot cd isn't a bootable device the way you're running it.

    If you go into bios, there may be an option in there to flash the bios
    Or it'll be a hotkey

    I don't think you want to run the CD as a boot device though for flashing the bios

    Example: on this asus board, if I want to flash the bios, I put the new bios file on a cd or flash drive.. then reboot and go into bios and start "ez bios flash", it then asks me where the file is.. so I direct it to the cd or the flash drive, and it takes the file I burned and goes with that.
  27. judy822 said:
    hey again guys,

    so i was told by evga to download and install their newest bios as some already mentioned. I went step by step with what they had on their site but for some reason now when i go to the boot cd, this is what I see...anyone know what this means?
    "Verifying DMI pool data.....
    Boot from CD :

    NTLDR is missing
    Press Ctrl + Alt + Del to restart"

    what's ntldr?

    The boot sector code on the boot hard disk drive is looking for NTLDR which is used to load Windows XP. Is the correct hard disk drive being specified as the first hard disk drive in the CMOS Setup Utility?
  28. since i wasnt able to install that bios from evga..some reason it wont read from cd and the flash drive cant be created...i finally got to reinstall windows...again. got to install the memtest86 but i dont know what i'm suppose to look at...

    anyone know how this works? sorry I'm such a newbie at this stuff.
  29. The problem is the hard drive is likely overheating to such extreme temperatures causing the magnets on the head to fail. Those velocity raptors can get extremely hot if not well ventilated. I would suggest to buy a 120mm fan for 10 bucks and put it behind the hard drives and see if you continue to have problems.

    If the problems do go away I would recommend that you run a hard drive diagnostic which is downloaded from WD website and see if there are any errors. RMA if there are any errors.

    Bottom line - hard drive over heating and failing.


    judy822 said:
    since i wasnt able to install that bios from evga..some reason it wont read from cd and the flash drive cant be created...i finally got to reinstall windows...again. got to install the memtest86 but i dont know what i'm suppose to look at...

    anyone know how this works? sorry I'm such a newbie at this stuff.
  30. Heys I've ran a wd test on my hard drive before and it stated that everything was ok and it was not overheating. Does anyone have a quick explanation on for to read thee memtest? Maybe I can pay up the results
  31. I'll assume you're using Memtest86+ V4.10 (04/05/2010).

    After you let memtest run through the full cycle of tests there should be a zero in the Errors column if your memory modules are working fine.

    If there is a non-zero value in the Errors column then you have a defective memory module which you need to RMA.
  32. judy822 said:
    Hey Guys,

    After searching around, I've only been able to find information for Window's 7 users and since I wasn't - my hardware happened to be bought around the same time as when Window's 7 came out so if anyone could redirect me if something like this was made before, that'd be a great help!

    My comp specs:

    Operator: Window's XP 32bit
    Motherboard: EVGA E758-A1 3-Way SLI (x16/x16/x8) LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard
    Graphic Card: EVGA 01G-P3-1180-AR GeForce GTX 285 1GB 512-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
    Processor: Intel Core i7-920 Bloomfield 2.66GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor BX80601920 (not overclocked)
    Memory: OCZ Platinum 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Voltage Desktop Memory Model OCZ3P1600LV6GK
    Power Supply: CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply
    CPU Fan: XIGMATEK Intel Core i7 compatible Dark Knight-S1283V REV.W with ACK-I5361 120mm Long Life Bearing CPU Cooler
    Case: Thermaltake V9 Black Edition ATX Computer Gaming Chassis with Dual Oversized 230mm Ultra-Silent Cooling Fans VJ400G1N2Z Mid Tower
    Main Hard Drive: Western Digital VelociRaptor WD3000HLFS 300GB 10000 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    Monitor: SAMSUNG 2343BWX High Glossy Black 23" 5ms 16:9 Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 20000:1 (DC) w/ HDCP Support

    All of the above had been bought August 2009 so everything is relatively new. And I still have Window's XP.

    During the first half year nothing had happened and starting around February 2010, I started running into countless blue screens of death problems indicating "A fatal hardware error has occurred. " After the restart, it goes to "Verifying Pool Data" it would either take a long time before saying "Disk Boot Failure, Please Insert Boot Disk" or something about Ctrl Alt Del to restart will pop up right away. After that, I have to shut off the computer for over an hour just so it would start up normally again because even if it was 15-30 minutes, the same problem will occur. If that didn't happen, then I'd get stuck on the EVGA logo screen where everything just decides to freeze before it starts.

    I was told by some others at first that it might have something to do with the hard drive or the memory. I switched the memory around in different orders - at first it looked like it was doing better but then it went back to the same o ways. So before I went to do an RMA on my memory, I went and bought a new hard drive to see if that may have been the problem. Turns out that wasn't the problem as I still got the blue screens so it had nothing to do with the hard drive. I then went on to getting an RMA on my memories. After a couple of weeks, the new memory came in and everything ran smoothly - only for about 2-3 weeks - then the blue screens came back after starting up my computer.

    Right after I turn on my computer, after everything loads to my desktop, it'd probably take about 5 minutes before a blue screen pops up indicating the same message as before "A fatal hardware error has occurred. " Strangely enough, it only happens about twice after each start up and afterwards, nothing else would happen. So I thought maybe that was what I had to live with and dealt with having 2 blue screens appear after each start up.

    About 3-4 days again, the issues had been getting worse. Recently, I've been facing loads of the blue screens of death as well as freezing issues that had never occurred before. Once again, not only was it the blue screens but now I'm stuck on the eVGA logo screen like I did before. I'd have to shut off everything and wait half an hour just to get back on it for half an hour.

    But this time I can for sure say that it has nothing to do with the hard drive or the memory. I'm not too familiar with computers but I think it may have something to do with the hard drive or the graphic card now.

    I just sent in an RMA request for the hard drive.

    Does any know if there may be some compatibility problems between the the hardware or how to fix this problem? I've even ran a memory test and it said that everything was fine. I'm also a gamer if that might help out.


    EDIT: I jumped on my laptop so below is what the blue screen says:

    "A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.

    If this is the first time you've seen this Stop error screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps:

    Check to be sure you have adequate disk space. If a driver i identified in the Stop message, disable the driver or check with the manufacturer for driver updates. Try changing video adatpers.

    Check with your hardware vendor for any BIOS updates. Disable BIOS memory options such as caching or shadowing. If you need to use Safe Mode to remove or disable components, restart your computer, press F8 to select Advance Startup options, and then select Safe Mode.

    Technical Information:
    *** STOP: 0x0000008E (0xC0000005, 0xBF82E035, 0xV4341A58, 0x00000000)

    *** win32k.sys - Address BF82E035 base at BF800000, DateStamp 4110747a

    Beginning dump of physical memory.
    Physical memory dump complete.
    Contact your system administrator or technical support group for further assistance."



    ok i see the problem ok yes most harware errors are do to incompatable ram but since u had it in ther for like a year and it still ran fine it not ur ram its probley nothing to do with hardware in ur computer its probley something u installed than unstalled thats most likley ur problem since u had eveything running for about a year that or it could be ur ram someram only last so long i knwo but sometimes thay get a shock or something and than thay dont work as good or when u use passed so much of amontlike say idel u use 1gb of ram when u hit 2gd of ram win ur palying a game or something hardware error but the most commen is ram and software for some reason them 2 hate eatherbut what i would do if i was u reinstall windows xp or vista or 7 what ever u want and see if it happens agane and if it dose pull 1 stick at a time till its stable and u find out of its the ram or somehting u did the best place i found to find ram is google memory 4 all and call them life time warrents and granted to work
  33. Blckhaze said:
    Ok I read that wrong. I was thinking unable to turn ON the computer for 15-30 minutes, but now I see that's not the case, he is turning it on but it's not working normally, after being on, unless he waits 15-30min or an hour. In that case I'm not familiar with it. Never had memory that caused that kind of problem either though... But then again I don't have 50 computers a year to test =/

    gl


    well i dont have 50 computers eather but i do have a very long list of *** not to do ram possable but most of all im wondering if it the mother board if it ant the psu and if its the processor and it if it ant the processor it ram and ram is easy google mamory 4 all and call them if u cant find ur make and model ther fulley compatable and and life time worrenty and greanted to work and free shippping lil expince but great dill if ur running a 750psu or high and its named brad like cool max and stuff like that than nomal its ant the psu if its a cheap psu than it *** out of the box if it ur processor u have 2 opisons re grease and get a heat sink wiht fan contrall and if that dont work buy a new processor witch i would weight till last u can can check ur mother board with a post tester u can buy one of them off ebay for 15 to 20 bucks
  34. judy822 said:
    Hey there guys,

    I'm at work atm and I'll definitely download the tool from cpuid as soon as I get home. I actually haven't tweaked the memory configurations - when I tried to send a technical support email to the motherboard company, they said I might have to change the configurations for the memory. I'm not too sure how to do that but I think blckhaze mentioned about how to do that so I'll try to look into that.

    I just find it hard to believe that after exchanging the memory for new ones, it'd still be bad.

    Ohyeah, sorry if I did not make myself clear but the part about the disk boot failure happened before I exchanged the memory - ever since I exchanged the memory I never got the disk boot failure.

    I can turn on my computer but it would just get stuck on the motherboard screen (in my case eVGA logo) and won't go beyond to even load Windows. So I have no choice but to shut it off for 15-30 minutes before I can start it up again. After that time, windows will be able to start.

    I'm also aware that Window's XP 32 bit can only read 3gb - I just left it in there for the sake of not losing them (probably a stupid move) but no one ever told me it may affect the system. So I might take it out for the time being (still unsure if I want W7).

    When I get home, I will have the tool running and post up the image of it and see what the temp is before the system crashes again and other questions, Thanks!



    ok this mite be easer for u get in to ur bios and do a default contralls it will reset eveything to nomal or factory spec and run it a lil and see what happens if u dont see ur problem with in 2 hrs than it took care of it if ur problem is still there than i dont knwo because i never overclocked ram before but if u sent it to factory spec than eveything should go back to nomal like u just bart it or built it
  35. I never wanted to overclock my system actually - I just wanted it to stay at factory settings but the same thing happens
  36. note to eveyone that has a asusp4p800-se thay are great board no dote for a singel cose but please please note dont put a thik or perment trmale grease on it trust me i work on one for about 2 mnths it wasnt mind he put his grease on it so this when i waned to upgread to a 3.4e and u pulled the heat sink off it the processor riped out becaus ethe grease was so thike u ony need maybe 3 size pice of rice or sometimes 4 bepend how big of a serfice on the rpocessor u have no more no less if u need to spread it it around with reather a c tit or a teeth pick and mont the ehat sink agane but whip it off frist with one rubbing alcoha than whip with a damp closth than whipe with a dry cloth if u need to clean the processor east way i see is c tip or a riped shart like a old a shart rap it aorund ur finger and have at it
  37. well if u are haveing ram error or hard ware error rember u have to get the same type of ram so if ur running ddr 400 unbuffed than that what u run only knwo if u say u get one that ddr 266 and ddr 400 and u put the togather u will have ram errors it has to be the same and rember most hard ware errors are do eather to ram video card or sometype of software ur running knwo if u had the computer running for 6 months than the problem comes up iu knwo it not a hardware error well 90% of the time nots no it sjust a pice of software u stuck in and unstalled it if ur computer is frezzing it could be 2 things 1 hard drives if u hair 1 clicking when starting up or shuting down than fine nomal if u hair nothing starting up or shuting down than thats nomal if u hair a clicking nose when ur just running it afer 4 hrs and it click and than u frezz or lag than its a hard drive sometime it could also be a lack of power me im running a 550 delbo tek psu on the 12+ ral 26 amps i can find that on tigher d and u wil have plinty of power if not that check fo lifted compasters or poped or cracked or licking compasters if u ahve that than yellow pages talk to a tv repair man thay can hook u up an fix it if ur vidoe card dont come on check it with a vidoe card that works and still dont work u can eatehr cut ur losses or by a 4 didiet post tester off ebay 20 buck that or it could not be getiting the right volts to the vidoe card well besid ethat problme solved
  38. judy822 said:
    Hey Guys,

    After searching around, I've only been able to find information for Window's 7 users and since I wasn't - my hardware happened to be bought around the same time as when Window's 7 came out so if anyone could redirect me if something like this was made before, that'd be a great help!

    My comp specs:

    Operator: Window's XP 32bit
    Motherboard: EVGA E758-A1 3-Way SLI (x16/x16/x8) LGA 1366 Intel X58 ATX Intel Motherboard
    Graphic Card: EVGA 01G-P3-1180-AR GeForce GTX 285 1GB 512-bit DDR3 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready SLI Support Video Card
    Processor: Intel Core i7-920 Bloomfield 2.66GHz 4 x 256KB L2 Cache 8MB L3 Cache LGA 1366 130W Quad-Core Processor BX80601920 (not overclocked)
    Memory: OCZ Platinum 6GB (3 x 2GB) 240-Pin DDR3 SDRAM DDR3 1600 (PC3 12800) Low Voltage Desktop Memory Model OCZ3P1600LV6GK
    Power Supply: CORSAIR CMPSU-750TX 750W ATX12V / EPS12V SLI Ready CrossFire Ready 80 PLUS Certified Active PFC Compatible with Core i7 Power Supply
    CPU Fan: XIGMATEK Intel Core i7 compatible Dark Knight-S1283V REV.W with ACK-I5361 120mm Long Life Bearing CPU Cooler
    Case: Thermaltake V9 Black Edition ATX Computer Gaming Chassis with Dual Oversized 230mm Ultra-Silent Cooling Fans VJ400G1N2Z Mid Tower
    Main Hard Drive: Western Digital VelociRaptor WD3000HLFS 300GB 10000 RPM 16MB Cache SATA 3.0Gb/s 3.5" Internal Hard Drive -Bare Drive
    Monitor: SAMSUNG 2343BWX High Glossy Black 23" 5ms 16:9 Widescreen LCD Monitor 300 cd/m2 20000:1 (DC) w/ HDCP Support

    All of the above had been bought August 2009 so everything is relatively new. And I still have Window's XP.

    During the first half year nothing had happened and starting around February 2010, I started running into countless blue screens of death problems indicating "A fatal hardware error has occurred. " After the restart, it goes to "Verifying Pool Data" it would either take a long time before saying "Disk Boot Failure, Please Insert Boot Disk" or something about Ctrl Alt Del to restart will pop up right away. After that, I have to shut off the computer for over an hour just so it would start up normally again because even if it was 15-30 minutes, the same problem will occur. If that didn't happen, then I'd get stuck on the EVGA logo screen where everything just decides to freeze before it starts.

    I was told by some others at first that it might have something to do with the hard drive or the memory. I switched the memory around in different orders - at first it looked like it was doing better but then it went back to the same o ways. So before I went to do an RMA on my memory, I went and bought a new hard drive to see if that may have been the problem. Turns out that wasn't the problem as I still got the blue screens so it had nothing to do with the hard drive. I then went on to getting an RMA on my memories. After a couple of weeks, the new memory came in and everything ran smoothly - only for about 2-3 weeks - then the blue screens came back after starting up my computer.

    Right after I turn on my computer, after everything loads to my desktop, it'd probably take about 5 minutes before a blue screen pops up indicating the same message as before "A fatal hardware error has occurred. " Strangely enough, it only happens about twice after each start up and afterwards, nothing else would happen. So I thought maybe that was what I had to live with and dealt with having 2 blue screens appear after each start up.

    About 3-4 days again, the issues had been getting worse. Recently, I've been facing loads of the blue screens of death as well as freezing issues that had never occurred before. Once again, not only was it the blue screens but now I'm stuck on the eVGA logo screen like I did before. I'd have to shut off everything and wait half an hour just to get back on it for half an hour.

    But this time I can for sure say that it has nothing to do with the hard drive or the memory. I'm not too familiar with computers but I think it may have something to do with the hard drive or the graphic card now.

    I just sent in an RMA request for the hard drive.

    Does any know if there may be some compatibility problems between the the hardware or how to fix this problem? I've even ran a memory test and it said that everything was fine. I'm also a gamer if that might help out.


    EDIT: I jumped on my laptop so below is what the blue screen says:

    "A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.

    If this is the first time you've seen this Stop error screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps:

    Check to be sure you have adequate disk space. If a driver i identified in the Stop message, disable the driver or check with the manufacturer for driver updates. Try changing video adatpers.

    Check with your hardware vendor for any BIOS updates. Disable BIOS memory options such as caching or shadowing. If you need to use Safe Mode to remove or disable components, restart your computer, press F8 to select Advance Startup options, and then select Safe Mode.

    Technical Information:
    *** STOP: 0x0000008E (0xC0000005, 0xBF82E035, 0xV4341A58, 0x00000000)

    *** win32k.sys - Address BF82E035 base at BF800000, DateStamp 4110747a

    Beginning dump of physical memory.
    Physical memory dump complete.
    Contact your system administrator or technical support group for further assistance."



    hello i know this probley wont help u knwo but it mite in the futcher see the error u had was win32k.sys win mean windows 32 k system file in the micsoftthe mast hard drive u have is bad u probley didnt even need to send in ur hard drive a lil note to self if ur hard drive clicks on tim eduron start up fine thats nomal and if it clicks 1 time when shutting down fine nomal if it click all of a sudden after runnning it for 4 hrs hard drive bad if u hair no nose at all ur good that nomal just restall what ever os u had on it before and noalm teh problem goseway
  39. I didn't quite understand what you said there. Sorry. I did run a western digital hard drive test on the hard drive and everything came back clean though
  40. Blckhaze said:
    Ok I read that wrong. I was thinking unable to turn ON the computer for 15-30 minutes, but now I see that's not the case, he is turning it on but it's not working normally, after being on, unless he waits 15-30min or an hour. In that case I'm not familiar with it. Never had memory that caused that kind of problem either though... But then again I don't have 50 computers a year to test =/

    gl



    well ur right it could be that but it could be to much power or not a noff if ur lacking power the computer will lag and frezz ware it dont hatt if u hit ctrl alt + delete it wont unfrezz at all to much lets say u jump from a 250 to a 750 watt psu i have i have see ware computer will shut down so it dont do any more harm than it all ready did and if it ur psu and ur running a 450 pasu jump to a 550 and it that dont do it 650 dont go up big u just need it to be stable less if ur planing on putting more fans and stuff in it
  41. judy822 said:
    I didn't quite understand what you said there. Sorry. I did run a western digital hard drive test on the hard drive and everything came back clean though



    its mostley not a hard drive probelm ok when u start ur computer ahd u hair 1 click fine and when u shout down ur computer u hair one click fine thats nomal but when u are running ur computer lets say 4 hr than it click and it frezzs than u have a problem time u time to rma and if u dont have a warrent on it newegg or tigher d but most of the time if u thinks it ur memory just pull ur sticks out and in the copper side wipe it with ur finger and if its still not acting right than go to google type in mamory 4 all and find ur make and model and if u cant call tham there ram is 100% compatable life time warrent and free shipping a lil expince but well woth it
  42. better yet just email at lawrence.crandall@yahoo and well ur email me tell me what the computer dose and how it act and resonpods
  43. it's all the thing's I've posted that's been happening..

    Update:
    Not only do I get the Lalalalalalala
    My SATA 0: BzBzBzBzBzBzBzBzBzBzBz

    I think my comp's seriously messed up now..
  44. I have an evga x58 classified 3x sli e760 A1, i7 920, and 2 6GB OCZ Gold 1600 kits, an ultra x4 1050W PSU which I purchased and assembled around january of this year, and I have had problems after problems. I bought win7 pro with the pc and have reinstalled windows so many times that after the first month I have to call in to activate windows every time now. I have been in the forums and tried all types of configs, raid 0, raid 1, no raid, 1 hdd, 2 hdd, one evga gtx260, or 2 in sli and yet I have had more bsod's than you can shake a stick at. I swapped the board out within the 30 day period from the store and still to this day have issues. My last windows reload I decided to do a dual boot config and see how it acts with xp 32bit, and about a week after the install I started getting the lalalalalalalala issue on my sata port 0. I just got an ultra psu tester today and I am getting ready to test my psu just to see. My next option if that checks out is to get me another mobo, and it will definately NOT be an evga! I am probably going to get a base model asus, or maybe an intel as the prices are much more resonable than the 300$ I paid for the evga classified pos, and since I am no longer doing any OC'ing or even running sli a base model should be just fine as I am getting it just so I can use it for trouble shooting purposes. It is a shame when you pay the kind of money we pay for the high end stuff only to be crushed and defeated with issue after issue. Kinda hoping its the psu so I can get ultra to replace it as it has a lifetime warranty and I have'nt even had it for a year yet, cuz if I had to buy another psu that would cost more than a stinking mobo! Geez isnt technology sooooo wonderful!
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