win2k STOP errors, hangs.. very bizzare
Posted on 2003-03-25
My computer has not been working since last Sunday. Saturday night it should have went into suspend mode, and then the next morning a STOP error, 0x00000051 REGISTRY ERROR, was on the screen. Since then I have tried many things to get the computer working again. The problem is that win2k will not boot. I continuously get STOP errors, and they appear to be random. They occur after the first black win2k load screen, or during the second load screen. Occasionally the computer will simply freeze at one of these screens as well. Very few times, I have got Windows to load, but only for a short time. The PC will freeze, reboot, or show a STOP error and usually perform a memory dump (I set up in the past complete memory dump).
So far I tried disk diagnostics, which sometimes say files were repaired, but my problem was not fixed. I used a diagnostic to check for bad sectors and the drive was reported as fine. I tried a memory diagnostic and the memory passed the tests. I figured maybe some files were corrupt in win2k. It seemed strange however that windows 98, which I have set to dual boot with, had errors as well and blue screen messages.
I tried to reinstall windows 2000 and tried the repair options on the win2k cd. I encountered similar problems as win2k itself though. Setup would freeze, produce a stop error, or reboot. I tried setup with two different drives, rearranging my memory modules, and changing BIOS parameters. Sometimes turning CPU Cache off in BIOS seemed to get the computer further along, but it went slow. I also viewed a page in BIOS about voltages and temperatures, and all of those were fine. CPU was 1.45-1.50V at 40 degrees C.
The stop errors I have seen are:
I have: Abit TH7II RAID mb, Intel Pentium 4 2.0a, 2- 800mhz 256mb RAMBUS, 2- 800mhz 128mb RAMBUS
Any information would help. I feel as I tried all I could do.