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games we play automaticlly restart computer and then has these error codes,what is doing it and how to fix it

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games we start, then close down, computer restarts and then has these errors codes,system is xp with radeon 9550 video card,games have been running great for a long time and now this has started to happen
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can you post a minidump ?
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by:wellso
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I used to have this problem all the time, the errors would change peroidically but I couldnt get to the root of the problem. It finally turned out to be corrupt RAM which I dianosed with memtest86+ http://www.memtest.org/. It give it a run to see if it bring sup any errors on your memory modules.
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do u want me to paste the minidump?
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which download in memtest would i use?
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by:wellso
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Hope you found the source of the problem, try removing each stick of ram and running the test again.
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by:wellso
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http://www.memtest.org/download/2.01/memtest86+-2.01.floppy.zip and put in on a floppy disk, reboot with the disk in the drive and hopefully it should load up. Comment again if your still having trouble.
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by:nobus
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do not paste it !
attach it as a txt file (renameit to minidmp.txt
btw - you do not have to accept my answer to get my help; only award points if the solution is found
you can ask the mod to reopen the Q by clicking the "Request attention" link
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how do i send as txt file?
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wellso,the flody disc didnt wk,i rebooted but it didnt do anything,it started just as it uassally does.
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by:nobus
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attach it as a txt file (rename it to minidmp.txt )
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how do i change it to a txt file to send it?
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by:wellso
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u may need to go into your bios to set the computer to boot from the floppy drive before the hard drive

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by:nobus
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>>  how do i change it to a txt file to send it?   <<  You right click it, select rename
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wellso>after running test came up with no errors
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by:nobus
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first one :
SYMBOL_STACK_INDEX:  0
SYMBOL_NAME:  smserial+4fc
FOLLOWUP_NAME:  MachineOwner
MODULE_NAME: smserial
IMAGE_NAME:  smserial.sys
DEBUG_FLR_IMAGE_TIMESTAMP:  41e3d3b5
FAILURE_BUCKET_ID:  0xD1_smserial+4fc

second :
SYMBOL_NAME:  smserial+549
FOLLOWUP_NAME:  MachineOwner
MODULE_NAME: smserial
IMAGE_NAME:  smserial.sys
DEBUG_FLR_IMAGE_TIMESTAMP:  41e3d3b5
FAILURE_BUCKET_ID:  0xD1_CODE_AV_BAD_IP_smserial+549
BUCKET_ID:  0xD1_CODE_AV_BAD_IP_smserial+549

so - both the same; smserial.sys is a modem driver :
http://www.modem-drivers.com/drivers/51/51721.htm
if you don't use the modem; disconnect, uninstall; or disable it from the bios
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by:maidenmagpie
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still having the same problem,maybe take it in to someone for a look?
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dont know how to send full minidump file via message.
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by:nobus
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any comment to my post?  is ther e a modem ?
you don't need to send the full dump
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by:maidenmagpie
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my modem is in use as i have broadband internet,i have just about given up with it.the problem that is.
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by:nobus
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did you try to uninstall it, then reinstall ?
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by:maidenmagpie
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did that with all the games,even tried system restore,nothing has worked,the games when started reboot the computer
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what would happened if i deleted all minidump?
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by:nobus
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>>  did you try to uninstall it, then reinstall ?   <<   the MODEM software
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have worked out that games on hard drive play alright but games using a disc restart the computer.
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