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RRasco

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Okay, so now for about 6 months my computer has been crashing very randomly. when this all first started I had believed it to be my Nvidia Graphics card causing the problem so I got a new ATI Radeon X850XT Pro, and the problem still occurred. I tried reinstalling windows SEVERAL times and to no avail it keeps erroring out and restarting. So next I got a new hard drive...still no luck. So after that I went ahead and got me a new motherboard as well as a new processor. Still...no luck. So i ran memtest86 about 10 million times to check the ram, and it came back good. I have even swapped it out with known good chips of ram, and again, keeps rebooting. Everytime I did a hardware change, I would reinstall windows....only installing with the minimum hardware required to get the system going. STILL NO LUCK! So to sum it up, I have migrated to a completely new system and cannot seem to get rid of this error. Although the restarting began at about 10 minute intervals, and now 6 months later is is still rebooting (mainly on my gf who is just checking her email) but at longer intervals, days or even weeks, but it still is rebooting. The eventlog is showing:

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I know this is a very general error as I have seen it before and with many causes. At work we recently discovered ati drivers causing this. however when i set my system to NOT restart on error, i get a blue screen with win32k.sys listed. here is the bluescreen:

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This error is starting to drive me absolutely crazy, please help me out and make sense of this blue screen PLEASE!!!!! before my system ends up MIA!
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Hi RRasco...

Sorry for the delay in getting to you.

Let's check the system files right off the bat. Click Start, then Run, type cmd and click "Ok". At the prompt in the Command window, type sfc /scannow and press "Enter". You may be asked for your XP cd, so have it handy. This may be a long test depending on what it finds...be patient.

Let me know how it goes...

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i actually already did, that, it asked for the XP disk a few times and did or said nothing on completion.
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Once the system file check has asked for the CD it takes whatever files it needs and closes
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i am running it again right now, and it asked for the disk again....not as often as the first time though.
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ok, its done....and it didnt say anything again, so i will assume it has the files it needs?
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It should ask for the disc, then you leave it in until the blue progress bar goes, reboot when it does
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alright, done rebooting...
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