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Well I am at my wits end with my pc. BSOD appear at random intervals and I am yet to find the cause. They happen very randomly. My system can restart 3 times a week or 3 times every hour. I've done everything I could and would really appreciate some help because minidumps are Greek to me :laugh:
The restarts happen more on hot days, but my system doesn’t seem to be overheating. The crash also seems to happen more when I am doing anything video related on my pc or exiting apps


Motherboard: colorfull c.nf4x-m2 ver1.4 nforce 4 (Chinese junk)

CPU: AMD athlon AM2 Duel core 4600

Memory: 2 X 1 GB Samsung 800

GPU: xfx nvidia 7950gt 512mb

Hdd: western digital IDE 250Gb
Seagate, (barracuda I think) SATA 160 GB - contains OS
Seagate, (barracuda I think) SATA 500 GB

OS: Windows Xp professional SP2 + updates

Powersuply: 400w Cooler master

Idle system temperatures
Motherboard 24 °C (75 °F)
CPU 38 °C (100 °F)
Aux 27 °C (81 °F)
GPU 43 °C (109 °F)
WDC WD2500JB-00REA0 34 °C (93 °F)
Seagate ST3160812AS 36 °C (97 °F)
Seagate ST3500641AS 40 °C (104 °F)

Blue screens of death I’ve received

DRIVER _IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL --- appears 75% of the time
Drivers usually identified

PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA –appears 20% of the time

MEMORY_MANAGEMENT – only a few times

BAD_POOL_CALLER – once I can remember

And I once got a rather unique stop error when I tried to install amd dashboard
Something like “IO system verification error in amdtools.sys ECT.”

Last stop error received
Stop : 0x0000001 ,(0x8AF5EA10,0X0000007,0X00000000,0XXbA61EEA)

ATAPI.SYS – ADDRES Ba61e5ea base at BA619000 datestamp 41107b4d

Things I have tried
Updating video card drivers
Updating nforce 4 drivers
Updating Bios
Formatting + reinstalling windows(4times)
Ran memtest on old ram, got no errors- bought new ram with no success
Moved single Dimm around
Ran hundreds of checkdisks
Attempted to use verifier.exe to verify drivers
Bought a new power supply after old one got fried by lightning – even though there was no lightning – old power supply was a 500w microlab
Changed graphics card to ATI X1600- nv4_mini.sys then changes to some ati driver
Removed most of the dust form system case with hairdryer and couton buds
Full virus scan nod32
Spybot anti-spyware scan
Kicking the living **** out of my pc

Things I have not tried
Bashing my pc with a hammer till the rage in me subsides
Installing a clean windows on a different drive – I really don’t want to
Installing Vista

In the attachment is my most recent minidumps and a everest report on everything in my PC

I would really love any help from you amazing internet gurus :pray:


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Booted in safe mode uninstalled all drivers - restarted in safe mode installed updated drivers- still no luck :sigh: :cry:

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*forgot to mention sometimes when I hit power my pc powers up, but nothing else. I have to tap the restart button for it to actually boot. Which I am used to by now because my Microsoft keyboard can magically only work in windows once the restart button has bee tapped windows released a work around but couldn't find registry entry I was suppoused to update)
I enjoy talking to myself but some tech suppourt would be nice:wave:

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maybe it's my harddrive. Oldest component in my case. Could a fualty harddrive pass a chickdisk and cuase these problems?

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The BSoD can sometimes mean there's nothing wrong at all, or simply a virus or software problem.
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