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Old 12-01-2008, 06:05 AM   #1
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Hi there, starting about a month or two ago my computer started having strange errors. I shrugged it off, but now that I look back on all the errors that are occurring (and the new ones showing up daily) I need to fix it.

The first problem that started happening was when I upgraded my internet and switched from hardwire to wireless. I have a small 2wire brand adapter that works well, most of the time. Sometimes however, usually after a long standby, starting the computer up and opening a program too fast, or just randomly the 2wire adapter will not be able to connect. It will see the connection and say "100% signal" but it will be stuck on the "finding ip address" step.

The second problem that started was BSoDs, I got one about once every 5 or so days, but they are becoming more frequent, with one happening every 2 or 3 days or so. The common error displayed is "Paged_Fault_in_Non_Paged_Area" but it is usually random.

Shortly after that, two programs, Mozilla Firefox and Mozilla Thunderbird started acting up. On random occasions after starting up my computer, one or both of them will just not open. I can double click all I want, and the "pending" hourglass cursor will show for a flash, but I hear no processing sounds from my computer and nothing opens. Usually a restart fixes this.

Recently, my computer will no longer recognize my sound/drivers, and "no audio device" will appear in the sound options part of windows. Again, a restart usually fixes this.

Alright, so, that is my list of problems, I hope you can help me. Here are the specs for my computer (from PC Wizard 2008):

Mainboard: Dell 0WG855
Chipset: Intel P965
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E6400 @ 2133 MHz
Physical Memory: 4096 MB (4 x 1024 DDR2-SDRAM )
Video Card: Nvidia Corp GeForce 7800 GTX
Hard Disk: WDC (250 GB)
DVD-Rom Drive: NEC DVD+-RW ND-3650A
Monitor Type: Samsung SyncMaster - 19 inches
Network Card: Intel Corporation 82566DC Gigabit Network Connection
Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.01.2600 Service Pack 2
DirectX: Version 9.0c (May 2008)

*Note: For some reason PC Wizard 2008 thinks I have Microsoft Windows XP Professional, I actually have XP Media Center*

Thank You! Please let me know if you need anymore information.
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Hello & welcome to TSF

okay

Windows Media Center is Windows XP Professional the media center is just a added / addon to the system

also

steps

select (start

right click (my computer

select (properties

select ( advanced

select ( start up & recovery

in the section (system failure

uncheck (Automatically Restart

this will make it so you will be able to read the stop code and you will need to write it down and then post it back here

also

here now what i you need to do is go to your (device manager)

now once there you will want to select from the toolbar of the window(veiw) then a drop down menu / from it you will select (show all hidden devices)

now if you see any (red or yellow) quotation marks , make a note of what they & post them
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Thank you for replying. I will write down the complete stop error next time I get one, but I wrote down a portion of a previous one:

"***STOP: 0x0000008E (0xC0000005, ...[more numbers here that I didn't write down]...)"

I went to device manager, the only question mark is a yellow one under "Other Devices." It is called "SM Bus Controller" and has a yellow question mark with an exclamation mark.
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hello ,

this is part of the drivers system for your processor & motherboard (SMbus controller)

you need driver updates
follow this link to download a scanner that will get you all your drivers for your motherboard & processor

it is a free program / the drivers are free / and you join for free

https://www.radarsync.com/
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Hello

or you can go to dell

here is a link

https://support.dell.com/support/down...=us&l=en&s=gen
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Hello

here is the code that you have posted

0x0000008E: KERNEL_MODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED
(Click to consult the online MSDN article.)
A kernel mode program generated an exception which the error handler didn’t catch. These are nearly always hardware compatibility issues (which sometimes means a driver issue or a need for a BIOS upgrade).
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Hi there, the first site you mentioned is marked red with McAfee Web SiteAdvisor because of 'malicious downloads.' I went to dell and there were a lot of drivers, and I didn't know which ones to install. I ended up installing one, the 2.5.3 (or something like that) BIOS update.

My computer updated itself from 1.0.3 BIOS to 2.5.3, I will see if this helps anything.
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Hello ,

i use that site (Radarsync) all the time

with getting drivers for downgrading from Vista to XP and for divers for Vista & Xp and for a variety of system brands / dell / hp / acer / systemax/ IBM / ect...

i have never gotten a infecton / never and beeen going there for 2 to 2 &1/2 yrs

it could be of the tracking cookie

but did you enter your service tag number ?

if you did not then that is why you ended up with all the differnt drivers for you went for all drivers concerned with that version of dell to wich there are numerouse version

now when you go there you are mainly looking for

video
chipset
lan
audio
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Thanks. I entered my service tag and got a list of 16 drivers. I downloaded the latest update of each of the 4 categories you said. All of them except the video one installed.

The video drive came up with an error that no drivers compatible with my hardware could be found.
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hello ,

now check your device manager

also do you ever visit the Microsofts update site ?

if not then go there and do a (custom) scan / they have many updates for the software & driver updates for your software

i do them all and what they do is stablize the software

but how is your system doing now
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Hello

now if you follow the link

https://www.nvidia.com/Download/index.aspx?lang=en-us

you will be taken to the (Nvidia driver updates) you can either do a manual search or have them search your system for the video card drivers on your system

all you have to do is install a (active x) and it will find the right drivers for your systems video / then agree & download /save to desktop / double click to install

if you do the manuel search you will need to enter this info

Geforce

Geforce 7 series

XP

english

then search

agree then download / save to desktop /double click to install
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Thanks. There is no more yellow question mark under device manager.

I updated my Geforce driver, I've received no BSoDs so far.
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Hello Again.

Everything was fine until today when I brought my computer out of standby and got this BSoD:

----------------------------------------------------
STOP: c000021a {Fatal System Error}
The Windows Logon Process system process terminated unexpectedly with a status of 0xc0000005 (0x00000000 0x00000000).
The system has been shut down.
----------------------------------------------------

Arrrrrrg
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Hello ,

follow this link

https://support.microsoft.com/default...b/156669/en-us
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Hello again, sorry but I got ANOTHER BSoD:

Error msg: RQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

*** STOP: 0x0000000A (0x00000000, 0x00000002, 0x00000001, 0x804E71CC)
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Hello againg ,



here is another link


https://support.microsoft.com/kb/314063

okay now you will notice that this concersn may things that will cause this issue

i would try to do a scan disk also thru safemode useing the these steps if you can get into safemode

select (start
now select (run
then type in (chkdsk /r < notice the space between (chkdsk & / = very important
then select ( enter
then reboot system
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I can log in and work fine [sometimes]. Should I just do it in normal mode?
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Hello ,

you can do it in any mode
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I will do what you said to do today, but when coming out of standby I got another BSoD.

PAGE_FAULT_IN_NON_PAGED_AREA

*** STOP: 0x00000050 (0xF088957C, 0x00000000, 0x80505F17, 0x00000002)

And now, some programs are starting to act up more and more (like my 2wire adapter program, which is starting to 'close unexpectedly' more and more.)

Do I need to do a fresh install of windows?
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And a new BSoD, this one after starting up Windows fresh:

*** STOP: 0x0000007E (0x00000C05, 0xB56773A4, 0xB6E91BE4, 0xB6E918E0)

*** kmixer.sys - Address B56773A4 base at B5677000, Datestamp 480254b3
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