Identify BSOD Codes and Avoid OS Reinstall
Posted on 2009-07-02
My system is afflicted with recurring BSOD, that appears predictably when copying large files between drives and spontaneously at other times. Although this suggests a memory fault, and two of the four memory sticks are new and predated the BSOD errors, diagnostics and practical tests cannot verify any memory flaws. The systems specs are:
2.40 gigahertz Intel Core2 Quad Q6600
64 kilobyte primary memory cache
4096 kilobyte secondary memory cache
Running XP Pro 5.1.2600 SP3 mobo Intel DG33Fb
Four 1024 mb Kingston memory sticks
NVIDEA 9600 GT
C: system drive WDC WD740ADFD-00NLR5 [Hard drive] (74.35 GB) drive 0 NEW
F: Data Storage WDC WD360GD-00FNA0 [Hard drive] (37.02 GB) -- drive 2
SMART Status: Healthy
G: Data Storage WDC WD10EADS-00L5B1 [Hard drive] (1000.20 GB) -- drive 1 NEW
The following are examples of the error messages-
STOP: 0x 0000007F (0x00000008, 0x80042000, 0x00000000,0x00000000)
STOP:0x 0000007F (0x00000008, 0xB8338D70, 0x00000000,0x00000000)
STOP:0x 0000007F (0x00000008, 0xB8340D70, 0x00000000,0x00000000)
STOP: 0x 0000007F (0x00000008, 0xB8348D70, 0x00000000,0x00000000)
The last 3 series recur most often, and of these the last 0xB8348D70 is the most common; approximately 50% or more of the failures display this same message.
All peripherals have been systematically removed and replaced; the error recurs.
New drivers have been installed in the net card, and graphics card; the error recurs.
The four 1024 mb mem sticks were removed in pairs; the error recurs with each pair of memory sticks alone and with both pairs installed. Memory tests show no errors on the mem sticks.
The Mobo chipset drivers and the Management Engine Interface drivers have been reinstalled from the original mobo install disk.
The object is to identifythe detail of the rror code and avoid an OS reinstall.
Please advise. Thanks.