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BSOD memory dump on startup


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#1 gotthatbsod

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Posted 07 February 2010 - 08:44 PM

Heyo,

I'm running XP pro (tablet) 32-bit and I'm getting consistent bsod's with physical mem dumps about 3 minutes into startup. The timing is also consistent and the bsod comes up as windows update suggests that I turn on my firewall/update my virus protection. Also, this is around the time that I get the "recovery from serious error" message.

Symptoms:

BSOD during startup as Windows Update 'click this balloon' crap appears, also as 'recovery from serious error' appears

High svchost.exe memory usage, around 50-70% CPU usage. Might be normal for startup conditions, I don't know.

High wuauclt.exe memory usage, up to 70,000K, and climbs up the list if organized by usage.

Safe mode runs fine, not sure if that rules out a bad HD. But my HD is only 6 months old only using 32/200 GB.

Stop error 0x00000F4 (0x00000003 , bunch of crap, i was informed that the rest of the error codes aren't that important and also they vary from time to time)

Ran combofix in safe mode and scrapped about 8 dll's to no avail, presumably pre-existing viruses that may not have anything to do with this.

Any info or suggestions would be greatly appreciated,
Thanks!

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Posted 07 February 2010 - 08:55 PM

Try running through the steps given here:

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Posted 08 February 2010 - 05:36 PM

Hey, thanks for the link. Followed all that jazz and the analysis is in the attached txt file. The conclusion 'Critical process terminated' isn't very useful information to me. Interpretations/suggestions would be greatly appreciated, thanks!

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Posted 08 February 2010 - 06:12 PM

The conclusion 'Critical process terminated' isn't very useful information to me either!

Unfortunately from what I have read it can be very difficult to track down the cause of this error.

In Safe Mode, have a look in the Event Viewer for any errors at the time of the BSOD.

To open the Event Viewer go to Start > Control Panel > Administrative Tools > Event Viewer. Alternately, go to Start > Run and type in "eventvwr.msc" (without the quotes) and press Enter.

Check in all the categories.

If you find an error that occurred at the time right-click on it and select properties. Copy the information in the window and post it back here.

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