It seems like only two weeks ago my computer started locking up for no apparent reason. A lockup can occur anytime after 5 minutes to over 5 hours running time, but the one thing I have noticed is that once it locks up, it will not restart for 2 to 3 hours. I found this web site and went through the malware cleaning section and I was quite amazed! I run Norton and Adaware and I thought my system was clean. However, this was not the case as the other tools found all kinds of bugs ravaging my system.
Once clean, it does run better and the lockups are less frequent. I then ran the memtest for three passes with no errors. Next was SpeedFan and I noticed that the +12V reading was 0.00V and Fan 1 & 2 both report 0 RPM. All fans are working and the computer is not overheating.
My computer is about 4 years old, with an Intel 850 motherboard with 512k of ram. Intel processor is 1.8.
I once received a stop code of 0x0000008E, which M$ says occurs during Windows setup and means that one of the Ram modules may be faulty.
So where do I go from here?
I look forward to hearing from you but understand how overworked you are. I'll try to be patient.
Thanking you in advance for your advice...
7/1/06-1:07AM - I just ran the minidump debugging tool - Page Fault In Non Paged Area (0x50) Invalid system memory was referenced-
Edited by neelyl, 01 July 2006 - 12:10 AM.