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Random Freezes, BSOD and Unable to Boot into Safe Mode.


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#1 RagNaroK141

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Posted 28 October 2010 - 07:01 PM

Hello, I have a weird issue which started earlier this year. I believe it was adware/spyware/malware that started it all. Anyways my computer is a Gateway GT5056 with Windows XP PRO SP3 AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 3800+, 894MB RAM, NVIDIA GeForce 6100. Randomly why surfing the net, watching vids on youtube or playing online games the computer will freeze. Sometimes with or without the blue screen of death. I also can not boot into safe mode because Mr. BSOD shows up. The freezes are occasional and occur maybe once or numerous times a day. I restart it and works fine until it freezes again. Everytime I restart the computer, about 10-15 mins after reboot, I hear the infamous error gong with no error messages. I have a HJT log if anyone can decipher it. Thanks again for any help you would recommend.

EDIT: Removed HJT log, symptoms described are all common symptoms not indicative of malware ~ Hamluis.

Edited by hamluis, 28 October 2010 - 08:07 PM.


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Posted 28 October 2010 - 08:15 PM

I have a few questions...it's now Novemeber...when is "earlier this year" as far as these symptoms beginning?

What is the BSOD error message when attempting to boot into safe mode?

FWIW: Freezing is often a symptom of overheating, among other things.

Let's try this...download/install BlueScreenView

Double-click BlueScreenView.exe file.

When scanning is done, Edit/Select All...then File/Save Selected Items.

Save the report as BSOD.txt.

Open BSOD.txt in Notepad, copy all content and paste it into your next reply.

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Posted 28 October 2010 - 08:48 PM

Thanks for the quick reply, I installed Bluescreenview, but how do I start a scan?

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Posted 29 October 2010 - 12:12 AM

Double-click BlueScreenView.exe file.

As hamluis said above ... double-click on the file that you downloaded.

Edited by AustrAlien, 29 October 2010 - 12:13 AM.

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Posted 29 October 2010 - 08:12 AM

If double-clicking produces no visible results...that means that you either have no .dmp files or you don't have them in the folder (C:\Windows\Minidump)...or .dmp files creation is not set up. The following link covers setting up "debugging", ignore the part of the link covering analysis of such, BlueScreenView does that for us.

http://elliottback.com/wp/how-to-analyze-windows-xp-bsod-minidump-files/

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Posted 31 October 2010 - 10:34 AM

I had another crash this morning while watching a video on youtube. It's weird because last night I was watching a documentary for 2 hours with no issues, anyways the computer did not generate a minidump file even though I have it set up like everyone else does to do so. I wrote down the technical info from the bsod!

MACHINE_CHECK_EXEMPTION

*** STOP: 0X0000009X (0X00000004, 0X8054E5F0, 0XB2000000, 0X00070F0F)

Any ideas?

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Posted 31 October 2010 - 12:49 PM

It appears that you have the numbers wrong...Google only reflects 3 other posters reporting a 9X STOP error, while the common code is 9C, reported as Machine Check Exception.

From http://www.aumha.org/a/stop.htm :

0x0000009C: MACHINE_CHECK_EXCEPTION
This is a hardware issue: an unrecoverable hardware error has occurred. The parameters have different meanings depending on what type of CPU you have but, while diagnostic, rarely lead to a clear solution. Most commonly it results from overheating, from failed hardware (RAM, CPU, hardware bus, power supply, etc.), or from pushing hardware beyond its capabilities (e.g., overclocking a CPU).


Machine Check Exception per Wiki

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Posted 31 October 2010 - 01:44 PM

A possible resolution to your issue: MACHINE_CHECK_EXEMPTION *** STOP: 0X0000009X (0X00000004, 0X8054E5F0,0XB2000000, 0X00070F0F)

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Posted 31 October 2010 - 06:29 PM

Had another crash again. Nearly same technical error,

*** STOP: 0X0000009C (0X00000004, 0X8054E5F0, 0XB2000000, 0X00070F0F)

I download SpeedFan and had it running. Here are the current temps

Temp1: 25C
Temp2: 33C
Temp3: 21C
Local: 46C
Remote: 41C
HD0: 39C
Temp1: 34C
Core: 39C

Current voltages :

Vcore1: 1.30v
Vcore2: 1.18v
+3.3v: 3.26v
+5v: 4.81v
+12v: 11.84v

-12v: -0.10v
-5v: -0.73v
+5v: 4.95v
Vbat: 2.95v

Edited by RagNaroK141, 31 October 2010 - 06:31 PM.





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