PCAMPR5 NDIS Protocol Driver service failed to start

Posted on 2004-11-22
Last Modified: 2008-01-09
getting this error in xp pro sp2

The PCAMPR5 NDIS Protocol Driver service failed to start due to the following error:

any idea to what is causing this.

system is shutting down by itself also. New HP Mobile Amd XP2800 laptop. Started after SP2 installed.

XP Home Edition

256 Meg of ram, video is using 64 meg of it.

Question by:LanceMcCormick
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    Accepted Solution

    This looks as if it has something to do with your network setup or driver.

    remove network drivers, after a reboot the system should install them again.

    The shutting down by itself could be caused by a worm like sasser. Turn off system restore (control panel, system), then follow the instructions you can find either on the M$ site concerning sasser, or visit the Homepage of your antivirus Software where you should also find instructions of how to remove sasser.

    Author Comment

    I will try the network drivers in the morning. Think it is another amd and windows love issue!

    Scanned the computer, clean. First thing I tried. norton and trendmicro gave it a clean scan.

    I put an air pad under the laptop and it ran fine all day. Looks to be a heat issue on the reboots. Think it was using the drive for ram drive and it heats up drive/power side of laptop so much it hurt to hold and just over heats. Seen this a bunch with Dell laptops, just not HP.

    I added 512 ram and that solve the virtual drive issue.

    thanks for the info.

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