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Have an XP machine that blue screens every couple days.  With the following codes:
IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
STOP: 0x0000000A (0x00000004, 0x0000001C, 0x00000001, 0x804E2058)

Any ideas what could be causing this behavior?
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If it is related to a driver, it will usually provide the name of the file that has the problem, at the bottom of the BSOD. Does it do this for you?

John Jennings
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Here's a link that explains what can be causing the BSOD.
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/314063

Do you get the the BOSD in Safe Mode?
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could you attach some of the recent minidump files and rename them to .txt to upload. located at C:\WINDOWS\Minidump
Just realizing that LeeTutor posted a link that explains what might be causing the BOSD...LeeTutor's link provides...I think great information...

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Try this: run VERIFIER (built-in program) and take the defaults.  Wait for BSOD, should show more information.  Or you may get some information before BSOD.  

BTW there is some overhead involved so turn it back off after you find the problem.
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can you post the minidump  for more info ? rename it to .txt  
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hardwyre, any feedback?

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Do you have an ati graphics card in the machine? This is usually the error that comes up when the card is showing sings of being faulty, my mate had it for months. The only way to correct it was to get a new card, re-install does not correct the issue.
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swapped memory, problem not solved
pulled video card, problem not solved
attempted reinstallation of OS on new HD and installation hung on copying files, multiple times.  

machine is possessed..

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never tried VERIFIER?

any chance you're overheating?  

Did you check the event log?
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again :  can you post the minidump  for more info ? rename it to .txt  

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Do you have any ati drivers installed at all?
If your OS installation is screwing up:
#1 make sure you have third-party drivers ready for any sata/raid controllers.
#2 burn / acquire a new windows installation CD, its possible your disc (or even your CD drive) is going bad, which will cause installation issues.

John Jennings
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