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Apollon

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Hi there,

I have a Win XP Pro SP2 machine (2002 version) and suddenly 2 days ago it gave me a blue screen.
The exact message was: "STOP: 0x0000008E (0xC0000005, 0x80537002, 0xF3D4FC98, 0x00000000)

Below there was a message saying:

"Begining dump of physical memory"
"Physical memory dump complete"


I would really appreciate some help here because I can't really figure out what the problem is.

Thanx!

Edited by Apollon, 11 July 2007 - 01:51 AM.

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There are several possible causes for a STOP: 0x0000008E error, but one which keeps cropping up on the various forums is RAM -- you may have a faulty RAM module. You can test your installed RAM by running 'memtest', available as a bootable floppy from here: http://www.memtest.org/

Another possible cause is a faulty or incompatible device driver that you may have recently installed in the last couple of days.

Another cause is a so-called 'rootkit' called "Rustock" which installs itself behind your back and is impossible to find in the normal way. Apparently, Symantec has developed a free removal tool for this rootkit, so it may be worth running it. See this: http://icrontic.com/...ead.php?t=50966
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I'll follow your advice and we 'll see what happens.
Thanx for the tips.
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I did the memtest but there were no errors at all. I left memtest running thw whole night but no errors came up.

On the other hand I didn' t install a new device or a driver.

As far as the "Rustock" scenario is concerned I checked Symantec's site but I didn't find an entry "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\CurrentControlSet\Services\pe386" in my registry. I mention this because such an entry would be a clear indication of Rustock's presence on my PC.

The only thing I can't think of is that I had a virus problem 3 months ago but it was successfully removed by the antivirus s/w. Moreover the blue screens started 2 months after the virus incident, so I can't really see any connection there.

Any other suggestions would really help.

Thanx.
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