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TRAP 0000006 EXCEPTION during boot process

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This was a question asked on 2/14/03. I also get this, but it just started happening and only after a cold boot. I just re-boot and it starts up fine. I have an ABIT KT7A mob AMD Athlon 1200MHz Processor, two 256MB SDRAM (three slots available, two being used). Latest BIOS version. WIN XP Pro SP1. All Critical Updates. I'm always tweaking, but don't know what would normally cause this TRAP. Any ideas?
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by:Kyle Schroeder
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After you updated the BIOS, did you go to BIOS setup and "Load Setup Defaults"?  This really helps with weird problems like that.  Afterwards you'll need to retweak your settings (RAM timings, etc).  Try that.  Have you had a look at Sudhian's FAQ for your board:
http://www.sudhian.com/showfaqs.cfm?fid=2

Are you overclocking via the "pencil trick"?  If so, redo your lines or preferably use some conductive ink (i.e. windshield defroster repair kit "ink")

-dog*
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by:mccarthr
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After updating the BIOS, the defaults are loaded automatically. That was done several weeks ago and I changed the settings back to what has been working for me. I've had to relax some of the settings in the past because of stability issues, but I've not had those problems since upgrading to WIN XP from 98 SE.I have been to Sudhian's many times (even before they took over Paul's site)and I've found a wealth of informaton on my board there. I'm not overclocking. There are only so many tweaks you can do in the BIOS.....I've done several with Tweak Utilities, for better performance, but I don't know where to begin figuring out this TRAP thing. I've never had that happen before....it's something new.
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by:Kyle Schroeder
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Is this a STOP error or just TRAP 00000006?  Found these:
http://www.jsiinc.com/SUBM/tip6000/rh6029.htm
http://p2p.wrox.com/archive/vb_howto/2002-09/22.asp (1st reply)

Do you have a SCSI card in the system by chance?  Do you have ACPI enabled or disabled?  Are all PCI resources set to Auto, or do you have some INT#'s hard-set?  Have you tried swapping around your PCI cards (be sure to write down where they started, since it looks like sometimes it worked).  Do you have a Saitek game controller by chance?  Found an instance where a bad driver for this caused the problem, in any case (and you've probably already done this...) update all your drivers for sound, video, etc and the Via Hyperion (4in1) drivers, www.viaarena.com

Looks like this is fixed the majority of the time by using the Repair option on the XP CD.

Are you using the KT7A-RAID or just normal KT7A?

-dog*
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by:mccarthr
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It stops with  TRAP 00000006 ******* EXCEPTION****** at the top of the screen. It has only done it two or three times and always in the morning after being shut down all night. Didn't do it this morning. I had tried to load the new VIA Hyperion (4in1)drivers the last two days and I couldn't get them to load. This moring I tried again and was successful. Weird....
No SCSI card. ACPI is always enabled. I have two choices and I've tried both before POS (Power on suspend) & STR (Suspend to RAM).
I like POS. All PCI Resources are set to AUTO. Haven't tried swapping PCI slots yet. Don't have Saitek. I have the regular KT7A board. I'll keep watching and see if it happens again and maybe try the REPAIR option....I don't like using that if I don't have to. I do have an image saved that was taken prior to the first occurrance of the TRAP, so I would probably restore that first. Thanks for your efforts.
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Kyle Schroeder earned 225 total points
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Repair option won't hurt anything, and you won't lose any files, etc that you will if you do an image restore.  You might want to try re-applying WinXP SP1 also to ensure that everything is OK.

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OK, thanks........I thought that a REPAIR would change a lot of settings back to default and I would lose all my customizing. I'll try SP1 again.....won't hurt...Thanks
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