Stop error 0x0000008E
Posted on 2006-04-14
AOpen MX64 Motherboard
Windows 2003 Server
Stop error 0x0000008E (0xC0000005, 0x805723D9, 0xf8902B90, 0x00000000)
I am trying to assist a small company that has this old PC that was setup as a temporary server to allow VPN access from another office but it has actually been in service for quite some time. It has become a critical network component.
Yeh, I know.... why are they setting up a critical component on old junk??? Answer: I don't know. But for now I just need to get this fixed.
It was constantly crashing and I think it would loose power very often when this happened. I installed a new power supply and it booted up fine. I planned to install new RAM also. After my first successful bootup, I noticed that the Norton Antivirus Corp. Version 8 was not loading any more so I tried to reinstall it but I had no success. I even tried NAV Corp V.9 but it didn't seem to install completly either.
I decided to forget about that for the moment and install some new RAM. I checked in the BIOS and I saw that there were setting for SDRAM speeds (8 & 10NS) so I purchased Kingston 2 x 256 SDRAM 133Mhz. As soon as I installed them I could not get the PC to boot up any more without stop errors.
I decided to just put back the old RAM for the moment but I would not boot-up anymore either. I even tried Safe Mode.
I did a MEMTEST with the old RAM in the PC and the results came back with many errors.
I've tried a bunch of different RAM in this PC and I can't seem to get it to boot -up anymore. Now it will just continually reboot if I leave it alone.
Unfortunately, this old PC has become a critical part of this little company's network.
Any help on this issue would be appreciated.