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I did the manual repair method. That fixed my Event Viewer but the memory error is still there. But I have also noticed something new that may help in pinpointing whats wrong. If I open a bunch of IE windows the memory error comes up and eventually freezes the system. But if I reboot and manually kill rundll.exe in task manager I can open as many IE windows as I want.. Whats wrong with rundll.exe? Otherwise, great help so far

By the way, the sound problem was my own careless mistake.. When I unhooked my Pioneer I accidently put my boot hd on my Ide controller.. And for some reason that made my sound weird.

Also in Event Viewer I see this error a bunch of times..
"WMI ADAP was unable to create object index 1848 for Performance Library RSVP because no value was found in the 009 subkey"

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Well, I have been searching the net looking for a solution to my Windows 2000 problem(s). I have been running it for a while with not many major problems before this. Most problems that I have faced I have found solutions/fixes for. Yet at the moment I'm about to give up and reinstall although I REALLY don't want to.

Well first off, I was first experiencing the memory could not be "read" error when I was trying to open Mozilla Phoenix. This was when I first noticed this problem. I had tried to reinstall it and couldn't get it to run. I although noticed that if I closed Automate from my taskbar I could open it on occasion. I haven't really had any problems with Phoenix before this. If you are wondering, the account I'm using has admin priveledges. I then noticed the same memory error when I was browsing with a couple IE windows. Sometimes the error leads to me having to manually restart my system.

At that point, I was constantly looking at Event Viewer to figure out the problem and fix it. I had recently installed a HP D145 printer and I had read somewhere that HP software/drivers could cause this problem. So I uninstalled the software and the problem still occured.

After the many manual restarts, my event viewer got messed up along the line. I cannot open it anymore. I get the error "The certificates could not be enumerated. The system cannot find the file specified."

I started experimenting. I tried opening tons of IE windows and my system soon froze up. I could still move the mouse but it was laggy and couldn't do much else. Then i tried closing all the running programs in my system tray. And tried again, and i still crashed. Then I tried closing all running processes that windows enabled me to close in task manager excluding explorer.exe. After that, I could open as many IE windows as I wanted without crashing.

I have recently installed a Pioneer DVR-A05 DVD-RW on my Maxtor ATA 100 controller card in which after I noticed a problem with playing sounds/mp3s. They would skip/distort for a few seconds every now and then randomly which really annoys me. I unhooked the Pioneer and experienced the same problem so its installation was probably unrelated. I uninstalled/reinstalled sound drivers/apps and haven't reached a solution yet either.

I happen to think all these problems are related to each other. I started uninstalling some programs and still haven't gotten around the memory problem. I have done chkdsk during bootup and sfc /scannow and sfc /purgecache with my w2k cd in a drive and have yet to fix anything including event viewer.

I have screenshots of all the errors including my running processes and installed programs for you all to see. You can find them here: http://www.animeheadquarters.com/prob/

System Specifications
CPU: AMD Athlon ThunderBird 1400MHz  
Motherboard: Asus A7M  
Memory: 512 MB of Crucial PC2100  
Video Card: Leadtek Geforce4 Ti 4200 64MB
Hard Drive: IBM 60 GXP ATA100 60.0 GB @ 7200 RPMS  
1 x Maxtor 80 GB ATA133 7200 RPM
Monitor: Nokia 445Pro 21 inch Flat Screen
DVD Manufacturer & Model: Pioneer 106S Slot Load
DVD-RW: Pioneer DVR-A05
CDR/CDRW Manufacturer & Model: Plextor 16/10/32A
Maxtor Ultra ATA 100 IDE Controller Card -- hooked up to Maxtor and Pioneer DVD-RW
Sound Card: Sound Blaster Live Value
Operating System: Windows 2000 Professional SP2
 
 
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by:CrazyOne
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Well lets start with basics

Start > run sfc /scannow

Start > run chkdsk /r

reboot

defrag.
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by:CrazyOne
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Then test the RAM

NOTE if this doesn't find anything wrong with the RAM this DOESN'T mean the RAM is good you would need to swap out the RAM with known good modules for testing. However if it does find something wrong then chances are the RAM is bad.

DocMemory PC RAM
Diagnostic Software
http://www.simmtester.com/PAGE/products/doc/docinfo.asp


and try using the free diagnostic utility from the vendor of your disk to check for problems with the disk.

fujitsu
http://www.fcpa.fujitsu.com/download/hard-drives/#diagnostic

IBM
http://www.storage.ibm.com/hdd/support/download.htm

Maxtor
http://www.maxtor.com/en/support/products/index.htm

Seagate
http://www.seagate.com/support/seatools/index.html

Western Digital
http://support.wdc.com/download/
www.westerndigital.com 
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CrazyOne earned 800 total points
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This might do the trick if has something to do with the OS

Differences Between Manual and Fast Repair in Windows
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;238359

or

http://www.jsiinc.com/subh/tip3900/rh3920.htm

"3920 » How do I perform an in-place upgrade of Windows 2000?

If a repair does NOT cause your computer to operate normally, you may wish to try an in-place upgrade, a last resort before reinstalling. The in-place upgrade takes the same time as a reinstall.

To perform an in-place upgrade:

1. Boot the CD-ROM (or boot disks).

2. Press Enter to install a copy of Windows 2000.

3. Accept the License Agreement.

4. If setup does NOT detect a your installation, an in-place upgrade is NOT possible.

5. When prompted to repair the existing installation, press R. Setup will perform an in-place upgrade"
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http://www.jsiinc.com/SUBJ/tip4500/rh4508.htm

"4508 » What does a Windows 2000 in-place upgrade change and not change?

I described performing an in-place upgrade in tip 3920 » How do I perform an in-place upgrade of Windows 2000?

When you perform an in-place upgrade:

1. Service Packs, hotfixes, and IE upgrades are rolled back.

2. Default registry values are restored.

3. Default permissions are reapplied.

4. COM and WFP are reregistered.

5. Plug and Play devices and the HAL are re-enumerated.

6. Drive letters are changed based upon the current drive and partitions. See Q2324048 - How Windows 2000 Assigns, Reserves, and Stores Drive Letters.

The following is NOT changed:

1. Installed components and programs.

2. Passwords.

3. Third-party registry entries.

4. The computer's role.

NOTE: If you upgraded your computer from Windows NT 4.0, profiles were stored at %SystemRoot%\Profiles. The in-place upgrade creates a \Documents and Settings folder and changes the registry profile to point to it. To fix the problem, use the Registry Editor to navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\ProfileList. For each user, there will be a SID sub-key and a Value Name of ProfileImagePath. Change the string value to point to %SystemRoot%\Profiles\<UserName>."
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by:LightC
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I have already defragged and tried sfc /scannow sfc /purgecache.. and chkdsk on boot
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I have already defragged and tried sfc /scannow sfc /purgecache.. and chkdsk on boot
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Ok.. I did the manual repair thing. That fixed my Event Viewer but the memory error is still there. But I have also noticed something new that may help in pinpointing whats wrong. If I open a bunch of IE windows the memory error comes up and eventually freezes the system. But if I reboot and manually kill rundll.exe in task manager I can open as many IE windows as I want.. Whats wrong with rundll.exe? Otherwise, great help so far

By the way, the sound problem was my own careless mistake.. When I unhooked my Pioneer I accidently put my boot hd on my Ide controller.. And for some reason that made my sound weird.
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by:LightC
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Also in Event Viewer I see this error a bunch of times..
"WMI ADAP was unable to create object index 1848 for Performance Library RSVP because no value was found in the 009 subkey"...
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by:LightC
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Fixed memory error.. It was my nvidia drivers/nview.. I uninstalled/reinstalled and now i can open as many IE's as I want without the error... Thanks a lot for all the help CrazyOne!
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