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Help! Blue Screen Of Death!


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Mane

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Hello,

Not sure if this is the right forum but here goes...

Here are the stats of my machine:

AMD Athlon XP 2000+
1.67 GHz
256MB RAM

Running XP Pro 2002 SP 2

I have recently installed a new hard drive and my machine is crashing with a blue screen of death and messages like:

STOP 0x0000008E (0xC000005, 0x804E8580, 0xF939ABA4, 0x0000000)

It either crashes straight to this screen or freezes and then shows that screen on startup while it does a memory dump.

It seems to happen more or less randomly but it's been happening particualy often when i try and rip and encode CDs with EAC and LAME MP3 encoder...

Please can somebody point me in the right direction!
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This is usully a hardware incompatibility--you might consider a bios flash. Do you know how to do that?
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No, could you please let me know what to do?
Thanks very much for your help.
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Hello? :whistling:
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Download and install Everest Home Edition

Run the programme, click + next to computer then summary

Look on the right for motherboard, then BIOS type

Post the details here

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Hello

my BIOS type is:

Award Modular BIOS v6.00PG

The last BIOS updates were 27/12/01 and 02/11/00 for the video BIOS so i think i could be due for an update! Do you know if i can get a free update anywhere? (I assume i'd have to pay from Pheonix)

Also my floppy drive seems to be out so do you know if i could flash the BIOS from a bootable CD? If so how would i go about making such a disk...
thanks very much for all your help!
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Click the link in Everest for update to see where it goes, the best BIOS updates are automatic ones
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