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Stop Error 0x0000008e

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#1 jennyg


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Posted 07 February 2008 - 08:00 PM

Everytime i try to log on to the computer i receive the blue screen with stop error 0X0000008E.

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#2 Asantha de Silva

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Posted 07 February 2008 - 10:14 PM

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This behavior may occur if one of the following conditions is true:
One or more of the random access memory (RAM) modules that are installed on your computer are faulty.
The RAM configuration is incompatible with Windows XP.

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To troubleshoot this behavior, follow these steps:
1. Remove some of the memory modules that are installed on the computer. Leave at least the RAM that is required for the computer to start and run Windows XP.

The recommended RAM to run Windows XP is 128 megabytes (MB). The minimum is 64 MB, and the maximum is 4 gigabytes.

For example, if two 256-MB memory modules are installed on your computer, remove one of the memory modules.
2. Restart your computer, and then run the Setup program:
a. Insert the Windows XP Setup CD-ROM in the CD-ROM drive, start the computer, and then click OK to select the first option screen to install a copy of Windows XP.
b. Click Accept, and then follow the instructions on the screen to complete the Windows XP installation.
3. If you again receive the error message that is mentioned in the "Symptoms" section, go to step 4.
4. Remove a different memory module, or install the RAM in a different memory slot.
5. Restart your computer, and then rerun Setup.

You may have to restart your computer several times to identify the specific memory modules that are not working correctly.

From my experience i find the above problem always occurs when 2 memory modules conflict with each other...
If both your Memory slots are occupied, try running 1 stick of memory instead of 2 and see how that goes!

Edited by Asantha de Silva, 07 February 2008 - 10:15 PM.

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Posted 08 February 2008 - 08:17 PM

In addition to RAM, a STOP 0x8e error can be caused by malware, bad drivers, bad hardware, or even an issue within the BIOS.

Try this free memory test for starters: http://www.memtest86.com/
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