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Lots of BSODs, Normal Mode does not work for more than a minute


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The story so far:
  • Bad lightning storm. Started getting random BSODs, the error codes of which were recorded and obliterated by rain.
  • Tried to perform chkdsk /r from Windows XP CD, but ended up accidentally running a repair install.
  • Repair install did not fix the problem; normal windows unbootable.
  • Booted into Safe Mode, installed SP2, removed everything from startup, uninstalled antivirus, and did another chkdsk /r. Normal mode bootable for a few seconds before getting "The Windows SubSystem System process terminated unexpectedly with a status of 0xc0000005 (0x7c9106c3 0x0055ed04)"
Any help, anyone? :)
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Open Windows Explorer.
Navigate to: C:\Windows\Minidump folder.
If you see any .dmp files, zip all of them, and attach zipped file to your next reply.
[Vista users] You may need to copy .dmp files, paste them into some other folder, or desktop, and zip them there.
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Thank you sir Broni :)

There was nothing other than *.dmp files in the folder. The folder would not load. It was too large. (I miss the 10mb upload of malware staff...) I uploaded it to Rapidshare:

http://rapidshare.co...nidump.zip.html
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Hmmm...this one is not obvious.
Looking at latest dump files, we have one error coming from wdmaud.sys, couple of errors from cmdguard.sys, and quite a few from unknown file, listed as WINLOGON_FATAL_ERROR only.

I'd start with...
If you have more than one RAM module installed, try starting computer with one RAM stick at a time.
NOTE Keep in mind, the manual check listed above is always superior to the software check, listed below.
If you have only one RAM stick installed...
...run memtest: http://www.techspot....topic62524.html
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*Fredil groans :)

Our CD drive just broke! We do have a floppy drive, but I can't find any floppies :)
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Hmmmm....
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Okay, fixed our CD drive. Somehow, pulling the plug and putting it back in did the trick.

I have burned Memtest and will run it, will get back to you tomorrow :)

Thank you so much!
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I assume, you have only 1 RAM stick installed?
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Yes, I'm pretty sure I only have one RAM stick. Anyways, I let Memtest run overnight, doing 26 passes, with no errors.
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I still suspect RAM problem. What do you have there? One stick of of 512MB, 1GB?

Does the error pop-up in safe mode too?
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It's pretty late. I will check what size my RAM is tomorrow.

There are absolutely no errors in Safe Mode. I wanted to restore backups, etc. from Safe Mode, but NOTHING WORKS IN SAFE MODE! :)
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Okay, I don't think it's a memory issue. I just disabled all my non-Windows services and startups in Safe Mode and was able to get into Normal Mode. I'm in Normal Mode right now.

Guess that solves my problem? I'll just re-enable services bit by bit and figure out what's causing the problem.

I'll let you know if I need anything :) Thanks Broni!
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Nice investigation job :)
Keep me posted....
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I'm trying to install all the updates that were removed during the repair install, and Windows keeps trying to get me to install SP3. It's annoying :)

I'll keep you updated on how things work out! :)
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Hide SP3 update: http://www.ehow.com/...windows-xp.html
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