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#1 honeybbqchicken

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Posted 01 November 2009 - 12:51 AM

Didn't see a post format so here is what I have in my computer.
Widows XP Home SP3
Abit NF-M2 nView Motherboard
ATI Radeon HD 2400 videocard
2x 1GB OCZ Platinum DDR2 ram
AMD Athlon 64 x2 5400+ cpu
Western Digital 160 GB hard drive

I have had this computer for a while and problems are recent. It freezes up and it will either restart, blue screen(with a different error all three times), or just freeze with whatever is on the screen. Can't use mouse or keyboard. In the Event Viewer I always get these three errors at the time it freezes.
1. Service Control Manager , Event 7000, The Parallel port driver service failed to start due to the following error: The service cannot be started, either because it is disabled or because it has no enabled devices associated with it.
2. Service Control Manager, Event 7024, The Forceware Web Interface service terminated with service-specific error 1 (0x1).
3. Service Control Manager, Event 7026, The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load: ntiomin
I don't know what these mean. It usually happens 20 min to 2 hrs after startup. Thanks for any help.

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#2 lancruiser

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Posted 01 November 2009 - 01:47 AM

I'm no real expert but I think your machine just needs agood clean out. A friend of mine loves playing interactive games, Ebay, downloading movies and music etc until his computer was so full of crap that it just stopped. It would freeze and crash and take forever to boot. He had no idea of maintenence cleaning to keep his computer running properly. The "Disk Cleanup" took an hour 15 to remove all the rubbish and compress old files and the defrag took somewhere in the vascinity of 4 1/2 hours to compact his files. Now he does this every week and no longer has the problem. I'm a firm believer in Disk Cleanup and Defrag weekly amongst other maintenence programs I run.

Go Start--> All Programs--> Accessories--> System Tools--> Disk CLeanup. Then run Disk Defragmenter twice (also in System Tools) then run Disk Cleanup again.

This may or maynot fix your problem but worth a try.

Cheers,
Ernie
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Posted 01 November 2009 - 09:17 AM

I think I'd uninstall the CPUCool program, even with no problems.

I don't find enough credible information for me to install it on my system and the lack of apparent support/info would have stopped me.

http://www.cpu-cool.de/index.html

From what I see, the ntiomin file may belong to CPUCool, http://forums.majorgeeks.com/showthread.php?p=1328546.

...and disclaimers like this make me nervous about experimenting with downloads these days: "Please be aware that Softpedia accepts no responsibility for the software you are downloading. The same applies to the information provided about the software products listed, as the producer can modify it without notifying Softpedia. Even if we try to check the files for viruses ourselves, we cannot guarantee 100% that they are clean. For your own protection ALWAYS check downloaded files for viruses." Taken from softpedia.com.

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