Posted 03 January 2010 - 06:15 PM
I get this bluescreen with KERNEL STACK INPAGE ERROR at the top of the screen. Sometimes there's other messages at the bottom, like STOP or atapi.sys or other processes. Previously this has happened at one- or two-day intervals when running a resource-intensive application (games), but now my pc crashes indubitably about 10 minutes after rebooting. Also, I can't reboot until I flick the power switch on the back of the case. SOMEtimes, after a crash like this, I get a screen that says something about an overclock failure, but to my knowledge there is no overclocking enabled.
I got this computer from my dad's office, where it presumably worked fine for a couple years. After taking it home I did a clean install of windows xp to reformat the drive. Since then I've put a new graphics card in and a new network adapter, and switched out a couple sticks of RAM.
here's some specs:
Motherboard: ASUSTek P5GD1
CPU: Intel Pentium 4 540
RAM: DDR 512mb x2
Graphics: Radeon X1650
I'd really like to fix this problem but I don't know where to start. my question is, is this a hardware or software problem? I'm pretty sure I have all the latest drivers. Could it be a problem with the OS? I'm thinking it might be the power supply, since I have to flick the switch in the back before every reboot.
any help appreciated for this aggravating issue!