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hi all. i bought a new wd 250gb hd and a xfi xtrememusic and put them in my computer and i used my xp pro sp2 disc and installed windows and everything was fine. then a day later i would get these random bsod's. they happened often and for no reason. so i used my other copy of xp pro, but it doesnt have any service packs so my hd was only 130 gb. but everything worked great and no bsod's (to my knowledge). this os was installed shortly on my system when i remembered that you need sp2 to have more than 130 gb of space. so once again installed my xp pro sp2 and i was getting random bsod's again . so windows never recognized the problem. i dont know why it couldnt but it didnt. one time it did say something about a bad_pool_header/call or something like that. so i assumed it was my video card( since bsod's are usually video card problems). i returned my 7900gt (evga) and got a new one. i installed it today and i am still getting those bsod's. i think it might be my xp pro sp2 disc that is causing the problem. but im not sure and i need your help please.
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i have heard that there is compatability issues between nforce motherboards and creative products. could that be the case. or maybe my cpu and ram are no longer stable being overclocked

i found the error in event viewer, its : ER_KRNLCRASH_LOG
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Sorry to hear your're having trouble. I'm befudled, even after reading through your post a few times.

Have you:

1)Tested the PSU to make certain it is functioning properly?
2)Tested the system with the sound card and the Creative drivers removed?
3)Run Chkdsk on the HDD?

*shots in the dark*

Good luck.
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you know i have never run checkdisk and actually this is a reinstated hd from newegg. that might be it. but i have tried the system without the drivers for the sound card but i havent physically pulled the card. should i? im going to run checkdisk now
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post #5 of 11
To eliminate the possibility beyond any reasonable doubt, I would physically remove the card.

And check the PSU, your "heart" may be weak...???
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how am i supposed to check my psu. do you mean check every wire with a tester
and i did a memtest and a check disk and there were no problems at all. im going to remove my sound card and see if that does anything but i really doubt it
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Originally Posted by masterofthepuppets99 View Post
how am i supposed to check my psu. do you mean check every wire with a tester
and i did a memtest and a check disk and there were no problems at all. im going to remove my sound card and see if that does anything but i really doubt it
Use a multi-meter. If you don't have one, see if you can borrow one. If not you can get one for about US$10.00. I wouldn't go cheaper due to quality and efficacy.

You will have to jump the PSU (bridge the singlr green wire and one of the black wires on either side (on the 20+4 pin connector). This will allow the PSU to power on. Make certain that no peripherals are plugged in.

If you require further assistance simply post back.

Hope that this helps. Good luck.
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yeah, i would physically remove the card and test it. i have the same card. i dont get BSOD's running SP2. oh yea. u have to boot from SP2 and do a fresh install to get your full memory. SP1 limits like 160 or somethin like that. it keeps the rest of the HD in another partition that u cant get to easily.
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yah using the process of elimination would be your best bet. A way to check your psu unit w/out removing and using a multimeter would be to use everest ultimate edition it tells you the voltages to all ur connections and many other useful things and if u cant buy it now you could torrent it just to see if you like and if u find that u like it buy it and if not delete it
    
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i am going to look at all my voltages. also how would i do an install on sp2 to get my full memory like what digital helix said
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