Posted 29 April 2010 - 07:44 PM
I've reached the limit of my ability to diagnose this one. Any help would be appreciated. For the past couple weeks I've been getting a BSOD consistently after 6.5 hours of uptime. Shortly before the total crash, text will disappear from all apps (Firefox, OpenOffice, etc.) and I can no longer get into msconfig or services.msc (sometimes even ctrl-alt-del won't bring up task manager). If I reboot at some point, the "counter" seems to reset. It always happens between 6:10 and 6:40 after the last boot.
HP dv9000 laptop, WinXP MCE SP3, Intel Core2Duo, NVidia GeForce Go 7600
Other things I noticed in the events log:
On every boot, the following drivers fail to load: AliIde, IntelIde, Pcmcia, ViaIde. However, that issue predates the crashes. I don't know when this started. It goes as far back as the event log, and is there for every regular boot.
Using nirsoft's BlueScreenView, I found that the driver that causes the BSOD is usually ntkrnlpa.exe+96666, but has also been hal.dll+2d43 and tcpip.sys+9f8f once each. The "bug check code" is always 0x1000008e. Parameter1 is always 0xc0000017. Parameter2 is always 0x8056d666. Parameter4 is always 0x0. Parameter3 varies each time.
What I've done:
Virus scans with Avira AntiVir and Kaspersky - nothing found.
Malware scans with MBAM, Super, and Spybot - nothing found.
checkdisk and memtest
SpeedFan gives temps in the range of 30-35 for CPU, 60-62 for GPU, and 48-49 for the primary HD
I've made sure the BIOS, drivers, and windows are up to date as well as I'm able.
I've tried reinstalling SP3
I've even cracked the laptop open to get rid of dust.
Tried, but failed: Recovery console (isn't finding my hard drives, and I don't have a floppy drive) & FixItCenter (won't install)
Any guidance would be greatly appreciated. At this point, I have no clue even about whether it's hardware or software.