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Hey guys, I posted about this before and thought I had resolved the problem when I replaced with a new harddrive. The problem was gone for a while then it came back here and there now its pretty bad... basically can't get to windows without a blue screen.<br />
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I get the following error....<br />
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A problen has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to yoru computer.<br />
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MACHINE_CHECK_EXCEPTION<br />
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If this is the first time you've seen this stop error screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps:<br />
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Check to make sure any new hardware or software is properly installed. If this is a new installation, ask your hardware or software manufactureer for any windows updates you might need.<br />
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If problems continue, disable or remove any newly installed hardware or software . 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 advanced startup options, and then select Safe Mode.<br />
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Technical information:<br />
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***STOP: 0x0000009C (0x00000004,0x80545FF0,0xB2000000,0x00070F0F)<br />
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That used to come up right after the XP boot screen before the user login screen. Once I put new harddrive in everythign was good until the screen came back one... then didn't again for a few weeks...<br />
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Then a few times my eithernet drivers would become corrupted (over nigth while computer was off) so when I booted back up Device manager said it was not working properly so I'd re install and all woujld be fine....<br />
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Then last night was fixing a buddies computer and then my System tray kept showing the message saying Either net cable unplugged or what ever, then 2 seconds later it'd pop up again saying its plugged back in... 2 seconds later again unplugged. It'd do this for minute or less than I'd get that blue screen as shown above...<br />
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On a side note I also had Video card problems which I'm thinking are related to this. My video card would start erroring out really bad with lots of artifacts and such and they'd randomly come and go but i've not had this problem for a while now so I'm not sure....<br />
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Please give me some suggestions.... At this poiint my computer is running completly stock and had been almost all the time accept for once my video card was slightly OC'd just for testing purposes (long time before problem).<br />
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My Rig....<br />
AMD 3400+ 2.4GHz s754<br />
BFG nvidia GeForce 6800 OC 128MB 8x AGP<br />
Asus K8V SE Deluxe s754<br />
1GB of OCz Premier Series Ram (2 x 512MB)<br />
Ultra X-Connect 500Watt UV blue PSU<br />
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Hope somebody can help me. I'l selling my CPU, Mobo and Vid card very soon so if there is a problem with one of them I need to figure it out. Everything still under warrenty so it wont be a problem.<br />
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Is your rig stable?
 

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unstable overclock? Or perhaps a hardware failure, maybe ram, hardrive.
 

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Did you fully check out the PS's stability, weak rail(s) can cause a lot of weird things to happen.
 

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I don't have a multi meter but my Bios reads everything fine.... Its stable though.... nothing is OC'd. and nothign has been OC'd besides my Video card and that was very slight....<br />
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My harddrive is fine because it did it with my Old 80GB IDE drive and my new 160GB SATA drive so thats eliminted.<br />
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How can I test if my Ram is ok?
 

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get some other ram from a friend or something - make sure its compatible with your motherboard.. and try it in to see if it works. I'm not sure how to test if your ram is buggered without getting a different module to see if it boots properly with that...
 

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RAM test <br />
<a href="http://www.memtest86.com" target="_blank">www.memtest86.com</a><br />
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A long shot, the MB's OB battery may be weak and not holding the setting in the BIOS.
 

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I'm not sure he can.....he can't load windows. He's on a secondary machine and i believe that memtest runs off a floppy, his secondary doesn't have a floppy drive.
 

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Memtest is available in an ISO for a bootable CD-ROM... if he can get it running to test it <img src="/images/smilies/frown.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Frown" class="inlineimg" /><br />
It appears to be a windows issue though!
 

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Aha he's in, he says! So make a bootable CD-ROm and run it...guhg
 

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its not a windows problem because I've been using the same copy of windows since I've had the computer over a year. i'ma try the memtest ISO ina bit when i find my flash drive
 

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You might try googling those stop codes and see what you come up with...
 

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Heres a link to Windows all the possible Windows stop Messages:<a href="http://aumha.org/win5/kbestop.htm" target="_blank">http://aumha.org/win5/kbestop.htm</a><br><br>
IT says for you error
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This is a hardware issue: an unrecoverable hardware error has occurred. The parameters have different meanings depending on what type of CPU you have but, while diagnostic, rarely lead to a clear solution. Most commonly it results from overheating, from failed hardware (RAM, CPU, hardware bus, power supply, etc.), or from pushing hardware beyond its capabilities (e.g., overclocking a CPU).</td>
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He's headed over to my house to give me his old PSU to use as a tester, mines going...i'll make sure to show him these answers, thanks guys. VRWM Sidious is the one who I used to paypal you that cash a while ago..woot
 

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I would blame your Ram and PSU<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/gunner2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Gunner2"><img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/gunner2.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Gunner2">
 

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Got buddy to burn me a copy of Ramtest and just ran it ony my comp from CD. so far been running for 32 minutes on its second pass now... no errors found.<br><br>
I'm thinking that my ram is fine.....<br><br>
what you guys think/
 

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<div>Originally Posted by <strong>The Duke</strong> <a href="showthread.php?s=92c472ab6416178eb1b53b0d775857c3&p=1396937#post1396937"><img alt="View Post" class="inlineimg" src="http://static.overclock.net//img/forum/go_quote.gif" style="border:0px solid;"></a></div>
<div style="font-style:italic;">Did you fully check out the PS's stability, weak rail(s) can cause a lot of weird things to happen.</div>
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I tried it with another 2 different PSU's already and still rescieved probelms..... so thats almost positive fine... what else... mobo is my suspect now... how can I test her?
 

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I got the EXACT same error..it was after i upgraded my motherboard/cpu..and something with hard drives got messed up...i switched my hard drives up on different ide cables...but mine was just a storage disk.....after i switched them up, they worked fine...if you another hard drive, try switching them up, and maybe installing windows on another hd, then format it or whatever, you need to do, and switch it back, or whatever. Just an idea. I could be way off.
 

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I originally thought that was the problem so thats what I did..... I went from a 80GB 7200RPM IDE to a 160GB 7200RPM SATA and problem came back again and its been increasingly getting worsre.<br />
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I let Memtest86 v 3.2 run while I went to physio.... came back its on its 6th pass now and 0 Errors. I'm really thinking its my motherboard now it would explain a lot. I've had what appeared to be video card troubles, RAM troubles, failing eitherner (says its plugged in then not plugged in then plugged in etc every 2 seconds literatly).<br />
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its been a mess......
 
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