This new HDD is showing the same signs of deterioration .... finding it very difficult to find the problem. The user (who lives alone) is blind and relies on Jaws for the screen reader. So, he never knows what is happening when the system shuts down. This last HDD is managing to restart (which was not happening with the previous drives). Now that I have set the system not to restart, I managed to see the BSOD - it just happened because I was running an online scanner to double check for viruses/malware and a heat monitor to see if the temperature was extreme.
So the BSOD said tht it had a Page Fault_in_Nonpaged_Area.
*** STOP: 0x00000050 (0x8B000001, 0x00000001, 0x805204AE, 0x00000000)
Now I wish I knew how to find that info in the system somewhere so that I could copy and paste!
Here is the info about the system:
Processor: Intel® Core i5 CPU 750 @ 2.67GHz
Clock Speed: 2675 MHz
Motherboard: ASUSTeK P7P55D LE
BIOS :0605 - BIOS Date: 09/24/09 18:13:07 Ver: 08.00.15 (20090924)
System RAM: 3062 MB (1333 MHz)
Graphics card: NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT
Hard drive(s): 500GB ST500DM002-1BD142
Hard drive(s): 2GB FLASH Drive UT_USB20 USB Device
Optical drive(s): HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GH22NS70
Sound card(s): VIA High Definition Audio
Operating system: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition SP3 (32-bit)
Monitor: Plug and Play Monitor
Graphics card specs: Model: NVIDIA GeForce 8600 GT
RAM: 536870912 bytes (512MB)
Resolution: 1024x768-pixels / 32-bit colour @ 60Hz Max refresh: 75Hz
Driver: nv4_disp.dll Version (Date): 126.96.36.19945 (20100403)
Video DAC: Integrated RAMDAC
Can you please help me to find out what the problem is with this PC?
Also ... I looked at the event viewer. The only thing which is recorded as an error (every 30/40 minutes) in the system section, listed as Service Control Manager - event 7000. I clicked through to the Microsoft help which said "Event_Service_Start_Failed" so I did what it said to run sc query SessionLauncher
TYPE : 110 WIN32_OWN_PROCESS <interactive>
STATE : 1 STOPPED <NOT_STOPPABLE,NOT_PAUSABLE,IGNORES_SHUTDOWN>
WIN32_EXIT_CODE : 3 <0x3>
SERVICE_EXIT_CODE : 0 <0x0>
CHECKPOINT : 0x0
WAIT_HINT : 0x0
Can you help me?
Edited by jillc, 06 January 2012 - 05:53 AM.