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Blue Screen of Death + random restarts


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Hello.

I had an issue about the end of summer whom the computer restarted several times by itself and stopped after 4 days. It never gave me any problems until today. Its been already 4 time and in the 3rd time gave BSOD (Blue Screen of Death).

This is what it said.

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***STOP: 0x0000008E (0xC0000005, 0xF35d4548, 0xF3109B60, 0x00000000)

***wdmaud.sys - Address F35D4548 base at F35D1000, Datestamp 48025c3e

Beginnings dump of physical memory

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Thanks for you help.

Regards :]
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Can you give us a little more information about your computer ( i.e. Operating system, manufacturer, Model, etc. )

Can you also tell us if you have run any windows updates as of late including any driver updates through automatic updates?

This will help us narrow things down.
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wdmaud.sys has to do with the window wave\midi mapper.
Do you have your original Microsoft Xp Installation disk or do you have a Recovery Disk
Os this a name brand system, like Dell, Compaq, Packard Bell or Compaq?
If so what make and model?
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The computer does not have a specific brand. The CPU is Intel® Pentium® 4 Running @ 2.4Ghz.

No, I dont have the Orginal XP Disc :/

Regards.
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Do you know what Service pack level your computer is on and possibly what sound card you have in your computer?

Do you have the model number from your motherboard?
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Try this and see if it helps.

Go Start and then to Run ("Start Search" in Vista),
Type in: sfc /scannow
Click OK (Enter in Vista).
Have Windows CD/DVD handy.
If System File Checker (sfc) finds any errors, it may ask you for the CD/DVD.
If sfc does not find any errors in Windows XP, it will simply quit, without any message.
In Vista you will receive the following message: "Windows resource protection did not find any integrity violations".

For Vista users ONLY: Navigate to C:\Windows\Logs\CBS folder. You'll see CBS.log file.
Usually, it's pretty big file, so upload it to Flyupload, and post download link.


If you don't have Windows CD....
This applies mostly to Windows XP, since Vista rarely requires use of its DVD while running "sfc"
Note This method will not necessarily work as well, as when using Windows CD, because not always ALL system files are backed up on your hard drive. Also, backed up files may be corrupted as well.

Go Start and then Run
type in regedit and click OK


Navigate to the following key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup

You will see various entries Values on the right hand side.

The one we want is called: SourcePath

It probably has an entry pointing to your CD-ROM drive, usually D and that is why it is asking for the XP CD.
All we need to do is change it to: C:
Now, double click the SourcePatch setting and a new box will pop up.
Change the drive letter from your CD drive to your root drive, usually C:
Close Registry Editor.

Now restart your computer and try sfc /scannow again!


Thanks to Broni for the instructions



Revised and Simplified:


Do you have a valid XP CD?

If so, place it in your CD ROM drive and follow the instructions below:
  • Click on Start and select Run... type sfc /scannow (note the space) (Let this run undisturbed until the window with the blue progress bar goes away)

SFC
- Which stands for System File Checker,
retrieves the correct version of the file from %Systemroot%\System32\Dllcache or the Windows installation source files, and then replaces the incorrect file.
If you want to see what was replaced, right-click My Computer and click on Manage. In the new window that appears, expand the Event Viewer (by clicking on the + symbol next to it) and then click on System.
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I am running on SP 3.

@rshaffer61
I cant seem to find HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion.
I mean, the CurrentVersion I cant find it..

Someone help?
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I take it then since you are trying to change the registry key then you don't have a XP Installation CD?
Can you borrow one from someone as long as it is the same type as you have on your system .
Home, Media or Pro it will work.
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Hmmm, I try to borrow it from somewhere. I will reply back as soon as possilble.

Btw,
My Motherboard is P4S533-MX

Regards
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Just got a new BSOD!
[bleep], I got it 3 times at once.

The first two were a STOP codes.
PAGE_FAULT_IN_NON_PAGED_AREA
0x00000050

Ntfs.sys
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Than after I restart the computer suddenly it crached and the computer would not start becuase the file was missing or corrupted ntfs.sys. i already had this issue at the end of summer and now I will kill this damned computer at once..

Please help.
Thanks.

EDIT : I CANT SEEM TO FIND A WINDOWX XP DISK, ARE THERE ANY DOWNLOAD OR SOMETHING?

Edited by Iceeee, 02 January 2010 - 08:56 AM.

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You can't download any Microsoft OS anywhere legally.
without being able to run the sfc /scannow I won't be able to tell if the system can be corrected or not. The only other option is a repair installation or a parallel installation.
Both would require the XP cd to be able to run.
The other option is to backup your data using a Linux live cd, then format and install XP fresh. The question then becomes is the XP cd you have the same type as what was originally installed on your system and do you have the reg key for the original install?
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No
The tech guy installed a new install with his own cd when this issue happend which was a while back. yes, The key is visible on My Computer. Should I call the Tech and maybe I can borrow his Cd?
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What version of XP does it say on the sticker?
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Version 2002

Regards
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Home, media Center or Pro
Does your disk there match it?
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