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Windows Keeps Shutting Down Automatically


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#1 OwenG

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Posted 30 May 2007 - 10:01 AM

Hi there,

My pc has shut down automatically 4 times today. Basically I find my computer still running with a screen saying that: Windows has detected a problem and that it has shut down to protect the system; the problem is probably caused by file s3gnbm.sys; there's a page fault in a non-paged area.......
It also states that this problem could be due to new software i've downloaded and that I should check whether I need new MS updates to make the software compatable.

As i have only just hooked up to a decent internet connection(230Kbps - i am in deepest darkest africa after all) I'm still only 50% of the way through downloading and installing my updates.

The action I've taken so far is to remove all recently downloaded software (SKYPE, COMODO FIREWALL(FREE VERSION), SPYBOT(FREE VERSION)) except for AVG FREE VERSION which I'm still running.



Since I've uninstalled these however my computer still crashed......................

Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

Many thanks

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Posted 30 May 2007 - 10:12 AM

hi OwenG
welcome to b.c :thumbsup:

the file s3gnbm.sys is from S3 ProSavageDDR graphics controllers
if you try here
you can update your driver and see if that resolves your issue
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Posted 30 May 2007 - 01:15 PM

Howzit mz30?

Thanks for the reply. I installed the driver to no avail.

There is something on the screen that talks about disabling BIOS memory options - cahing,shadowing etc.

and right at the bottom it states: Beginning dump of physical memory. Physical memory complete.

Any advice on how to disable BIOS memory options??

Many thanks

OwenG

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Posted 30 May 2007 - 01:34 PM

hi again OwenG
am afraid BIOS memory options are a little out of my league i am sure someone else will be able to assist you further
sorry that i can be of no more help :thumbsup:
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Posted 30 May 2007 - 01:48 PM

No worries - thanks

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Posted 30 May 2007 - 01:53 PM

No worries - thanks

your welcome i just wish i could help you more
good luck hope you get sorted soon :thumbsup:
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Posted 01 June 2007 - 06:50 AM

Here's more info on the error messages: http://aumha.org/a/stop.php#0x50

Since it's generally thought to be a memory error, there's several steps that you can take to try and isolate the error.

1) Test your RAM with this free tester ( http://www.memtest86.com/ ) Follow the directions carefully and run the test for at least 3 full passes (overnight is better). Let us know if you get errors - generally this means that the memory is bad, but there can be other causes.
2) Recreate your pagefile (virtual memory). Nothing will be lost, but it'll eliminate the pagefile as one of the possible errors sources. Directions here: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic71367.html#
3) Try another, known to be good, video card to test the video RAM.
4) Try installaing SiSoft Sandra Lite (free) and seeing if it reports any issues with your system that may give us more to go on. http://www.sisoftware.co.uk/index.html?dir...n=sware_dl_3264

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