I have a Windows XP Professional desktop 1.37gb of ram.. the model # is emachines W3644
For around 6-7 days it has been having a lot of issues.. tuneup utilities tells me it has a file system error... I have ran chkdsk and fixed it multiple times.. but the file system error keeps coming back a few days later.
It was (not currently) when it would sit idle for around 20 mins it'd tell me it failed to write data to the hard drive, and that the data is lost.
Right now it's been giving me a BSOD of 0x000000f4.. which I looked up.. a lot of people say it can be ram, bad driver, and the cmos battery... I did replace the cmos battery which is dead, and I also switched the slots the ram chips are in... I have two ram chips, I switched them around... replacing the cmos battery and switching the ram chip positions didn't help... I still get the 0x000000f4 message at any given time... it happens when I'm using a program, browsing the internet, my computer sits idle, and when I tell it to shut down, etc.
I have told my computer to start saving .dmp files.. in hopes someone would look at them or something? I have 9 of them... 8 of them are related to the 0x000000f4 message.
The other one is 0x000000ce or c8 I'm not sure which one.
I can be watching a youtube video, and my desktop will lock up, unfreeze, then lock up again... it'll go to the bsod.. but the youtube video will be playing... not normally though, it'll sound like a scratched cd... what I'm saying is the youtube video will be completely loaded, I'll be watching it, my computer will give me the 0x000000f4 bsod... but the youtube video will sound erratic... playing only one certain part over and over in an endless loop.
Another issue is my computer will no longer hibernate. I will go to Start>Turn Off Computer>I'll press the shift key, and click hibernate. But when I click hibernate it acts like it is getting ready to hibernate... then it all of the sudden goes back to my desktop... like I never told it to hibernate.
To solve the issues I have turned hibernate off, restarted, then turned the hibernate feature back on.
I have turned off virtual memory, then turned it back on... and made the maximum amount 1.5 times the amount of my ram.
I've cleared my temp %temp% and prefetch folders.
I've ran scans using webroot, and malwarebytes'
When I try running a scan using spybot... my computer freaks out... and spybot tells me my computer had an error... then my computer gives me a bsod.
The 0x000000f4 message started happening around 5-6 days ago when I installed video watermark factory.
Someone please help me? Thank you very much.
Edited by Blade Zephon, 08 September 2010 - 09:41 AM.
Moved from AII to XP. ~BZ