My Windows 2000 system has recently developed a strange problem. I'm hoping to find a cure to avoid a total re-instal which takes around 12 hours (all those re-boots, and Windows updates).
When I close the system using "restart" or "shutdown" the system doesn't close down properly. A blue screen (colour of the BSD!) appears with the following text:
*** STOP: 0x0000009F (0x00000100, 0xF883E4B0, 0xF883E4B0, 0xF88717D0)
A few seconds later it writes a dump file. Pressing the "Reset" button brings up the system normally.
Has anyone any ideas as to the cause and the cure?
Brief details, ABIT KX7-333R mobo, Athlon XP1700+ CPU, 4xMAxtor 40Gb disks in 0+1 RAID array, ATI All-in-Wonder Radeon, SB 5.1 Player, CD and DVD burners,
PCI firewire, PCI USB 2.