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Very slow Windows XP start up + Windows restarting on their own


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delef38

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Hi
For the past two months when I power on my PC, Windows seem to neeed ages (3-4 minutes) to start up. At first I didn't consider it to be of great importance, but lately I have a secondary side-effect, which is Windows restarting on their own. I would like to mention that before the last restart (today) there was a blue screen with non readable characters (&%$#), which after 15 seconds disappeared and PC went on restart mode.
I would appreciate any help.
Thanks
Dimitris
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rshaffer61

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OK a couple of possibilities so lets see what we can find.
First you need to get into windows and then do the following.
Download Speedfan (The download link is to the right), and install it. Once it's installed, run the program and post here the information it shows.
The information I want you to post is the stuff that is circled in the example picture I have attached.
To make sure we are getting all the correct information it would help us if you were to attach a screenshot like the one below of your Speedfan results.

To do a screenshot please have click on your Print Screen on your keyboard.
  • It is normally the key above your number pad between the F12 key and the Scroll Lock key
  • Now go to Start and then to All Programs
  • Scroll to Accessories and then click on Paint
  • In the Empty White Area click and hold the CTRL key and then click the V
  • Go to the File option at the top and click on Save as
  • Save as file type JPEG and save it to your Desktop
  • Attach it to your next reply

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Download BlueScreenView
No installation required.
Double click on BlueScreenView.exe file to run the program.
When scanning is done, go Edit>Select All.
Go File>Save Selected Items, and save the report as BSOD.txt.
Open BSOD.txt in Notepad, copy all content, and paste it into your next reply.

Thanks to Broni for the instructions and program
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Thanks in advance for your time rshaffer61. These are the results :
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Dump File : Mini060511-01.dmp
Crash Time : 5/6/2011 4:38:59 μμ
Bug Check String : DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
Bug Check Code : 0x100000d1
Parameter 1 : 0x00000004
Parameter 2 : 0x00000002
Parameter 3 : 0x00000000
Parameter 4 : 0xb7df9335
Caused By Driver :
Caused By Address :
File Description :
Product Name :
Company :
File Version :
Processor : 32-bit
Crash Address :
Stack Address 1 :
Stack Address 2 :
Stack Address 3 :
Computer Name :
Full Path : C:\WINDOWS\Minidump\Mini060511-01.dmp
Processors Count : 1
Major Version : 15
Minor Version : 2600
Dump File Size : 98.304
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Dump File : Mini060411-01.dmp
Crash Time : 4/6/2011 9:21:38 μμ
Bug Check String : DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
Bug Check Code : 0x100000d1
Parameter 1 : 0x00000004
Parameter 2 : 0x00000002
Parameter 3 : 0x00000000
Parameter 4 : 0xb7df9335
Caused By Driver : nvatabus.sys
Caused By Address : nvatabus.sys+11335
File Description : NVIDIA® nForce™ IDE Performance Driver
Product Name : NVIDIA nForce™ IDE Driver
Company : NVIDIA Corporation
File Version : 5.10.2600.0534 built by: WinDDK
Processor : 32-bit
Crash Address : nvatabus.sys+11335
Stack Address 1 : nvatabus.sys+12478
Stack Address 2 : nvatabus.sys+127f8
Stack Address 3 : sptd.sys+11894
Computer Name :
Full Path : C:\WINDOWS\Minidump\Mini060411-01.dmp
Processors Count : 1
Major Version : 15
Minor Version : 2600
Dump File Size : 98.304
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Dump File : Mini060211-01.dmp
Crash Time : 2/6/2011 7:09:49 μμ
Bug Check String : DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
Bug Check Code : 0x100000d1
Parameter 1 : 0x00000004
Parameter 2 : 0x00000002
Parameter 3 : 0x00000000
Parameter 4 : 0xb7df9335
Caused By Driver :
Caused By Address :
File Description :
Product Name :
Company :
File Version :
Processor : 32-bit
Crash Address :
Stack Address 1 :
Stack Address 2 :
Stack Address 3 :
Computer Name :
Full Path : C:\WINDOWS\Minidump\Mini060211-01.dmp
Processors Count : 1
Major Version : 15
Minor Version : 2600
Dump File Size : 98.304
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Dump File : Mini052811-02.dmp
Crash Time : 28/5/2011 2:45:50 μμ
Bug Check String : DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
Bug Check Code : 0x100000d1
Parameter 1 : 0x00000004
Parameter 2 : 0x00000002
Parameter 3 : 0x00000000
Parameter 4 : 0xb7df9335
Caused By Driver :
Caused By Address :
File Description :
Product Name :
Company :
File Version :
Processor : 32-bit
Crash Address :
Stack Address 1 :
Stack Address 2 :
Stack Address 3 :
Computer Name :
Full Path : C:\WINDOWS\Minidump\Mini052811-02.dmp
Processors Count : 1
Major Version : 15
Minor Version : 2600
Dump File Size : 98.304
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Dump File : Mini052811-01.dmp
Crash Time : 28/5/2011 10:47:07 πμ
Bug Check String : DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
Bug Check Code : 0x100000d1
Parameter 1 : 0x00000004
Parameter 2 : 0x00000002
Parameter 3 : 0x00000000
Parameter 4 : 0xb7df9335
Caused By Driver :
Caused By Address :
File Description :
Product Name :
Company :
File Version :
Processor : 32-bit
Crash Address :
Stack Address 1 :
Stack Address 2 :
Stack Address 3 :
Computer Name :
Full Path : C:\WINDOWS\Minidump\Mini052811-01.dmp
Processors Count : 1
Major Version : 15
Minor Version : 2600
Dump File Size : 98.304
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Dump File : Mini052211-01.dmp
Crash Time : 22/5/2011 8:45:30 μμ
Bug Check String : DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
Bug Check Code : 0x100000d1
Parameter 1 : 0x00000004
Parameter 2 : 0x00000002
Parameter 3 : 0x00000000
Parameter 4 : 0xb7df9335
Caused By Driver : nvatabus.sys
Caused By Address : nvatabus.sys+11335
File Description : NVIDIA® nForce™ IDE Performance Driver
Product Name : NVIDIA nForce™ IDE Driver
Company : NVIDIA Corporation
File Version : 5.10.2600.0534 built by: WinDDK
Processor : 32-bit
Crash Address : nvatabus.sys+11335
Stack Address 1 : nvatabus.sys+12478
Stack Address 2 : nvatabus.sys+127f8
Stack Address 3 : sptd.sys+11894
Computer Name :
Full Path : C:\WINDOWS\Minidump\Mini052211-01.dmp
Processors Count : 1
Major Version : 15
Minor Version : 2600
Dump File Size : 98.304
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Dump File : Mini052111-01.dmp
Crash Time : 21/5/2011 9:26:21 πμ
Bug Check String : DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
Bug Check Code : 0x100000d1
Parameter 1 : 0x00000004
Parameter 2 : 0x00000002
Parameter 3 : 0x00000000
Parameter 4 : 0xb7df9335
Caused By Driver :
Caused By Address :
File Description :
Product Name :
Company :
File Version :
Processor : 32-bit
Crash Address :
Stack Address 1 :
Stack Address 2 :
Stack Address 3 :
Computer Name :
Full Path : C:\WINDOWS\Minidump\Mini052111-01.dmp
Processors Count : 1
Major Version : 15
Minor Version : 2600
Dump File Size : 98.304
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Dump File : Mini052011-01.dmp
Crash Time : 20/5/2011 8:34:54 μμ
Bug Check String : DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
Bug Check Code : 0x100000d1
Parameter 1 : 0x00000004
Parameter 2 : 0x00000002
Parameter 3 : 0x00000000
Parameter 4 : 0xb7df9335
Caused By Driver :
Caused By Address :
File Description :
Product Name :
Company :
File Version :
Processor : 32-bit
Crash Address :
Stack Address 1 :
Stack Address 2 :
Stack Address 3 :
Computer Name :
Full Path : C:\WINDOWS\Minidump\Mini052011-01.dmp
Processors Count : 1
Major Version : 15
Minor Version : 2600
Dump File Size : 98.304
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Dump File : Mini050711-01.dmp
Crash Time : 7/5/2011 1:47:51 μμ
Bug Check String : DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
Bug Check Code : 0x100000d1
Parameter 1 : 0x00000004
Parameter 2 : 0x00000002
Parameter 3 : 0x00000000
Parameter 4 : 0xb7df9335
Caused By Driver :
Caused By Address :
File Description :
Product Name :
Company :
File Version :
Processor : 32-bit
Crash Address :
Stack Address 1 :
Stack Address 2 :
Stack Address 3 :
Computer Name :
Full Path : C:\WINDOWS\Minidump\Mini050711-01.dmp
Processors Count : 1
Major Version : 15
Minor Version : 2600
Dump File Size : 98.304
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Dump File : Mini050309-01.dmp
Crash Time : 3/5/2009 10:07:12 πμ
Bug Check String : PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA
Bug Check Code : 0x10000050
Parameter 1 : 0xa5a000a8
Parameter 2 : 0x00000000
Parameter 3 : 0x805b19d3
Parameter 4 : 0x00000000
Caused By Driver : ntoskrnl.exe
Caused By Address : ntoskrnl.exe+da9d3
File Description : Σύστημα και πυρήνας NT
Product Name : Λειτουργικό σύστημα Microsoft® Windows®
Company : Microsoft Corporation
File Version : 5.1.2600.6055 (xpsp_sp3_gdr.101209-1647)
Processor : 32-bit
Crash Address : ntoskrnl.exe+da9d3
Stack Address 1 : ntoskrnl.exe+dabab
Stack Address 2 : ntoskrnl.exe+dace3
Stack Address 3 : ntoskrnl.exe+66648
Computer Name :
Full Path : C:\WINDOWS\Minidump\Mini050309-01.dmp
Processors Count : 1
Major Version : 15
Minor Version : 2600
Dump File Size : 98.304
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Dump File : Mini041909-01.dmp
Crash Time : 19/4/2009 7:15:57 μμ
Bug Check String : BAD_POOL_HEADER
Bug Check Code : 0x00000019
Parameter 1 : 0x00000020
Parameter 2 : 0xe31cc781
Parameter 3 : 0xe31ccfa1
Parameter 4 : 0x0d041702
Caused By Driver : Ntfs.sys
Caused By Address : Ntfs.sys+28b4b
File Description : NT File System Driver
Product Name : Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Company : Microsoft Corporation
File Version : 5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2111)
Processor : 32-bit
Crash Address : ntoskrnl.exe+21cc5
Stack Address 1 : ntoskrnl.exe+6db06
Stack Address 2 : Ntfs.sys+28b4b
Stack Address 3 : Ntfs.sys+25042
Computer Name :
Full Path : C:\WINDOWS\Minidump\Mini041909-01.dmp
Processors Count : 1
Major Version : 15
Minor Version : 2600
Dump File Size : 98.304
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Dump File : Mini032509-01.dmp
Crash Time : 26/3/2009 12:53:29 πμ
Bug Check String : BAD_POOL_HEADER
Bug Check Code : 0x00000019
Parameter 1 : 0x00000020
Parameter 2 : 0xe1779ad2
Parameter 3 : 0xe177a4ea
Parameter 4 : 0x0d430417
Caused By Driver : Ntfs.sys
Caused By Address : Ntfs.sys+28b4b
File Description : NT File System Driver
Product Name : Microsoft® Windows® Operating System
Company : Microsoft Corporation
File Version : 5.1.2600.5512 (xpsp.080413-2111)
Processor : 32-bit
Crash Address : ntoskrnl.exe+21cc5
Stack Address 1 : ntoskrnl.exe+6db06
Stack Address 2 : Ntfs.sys+28b4b
Stack Address 3 : Ntfs.sys+25f2d
Computer Name :
Full Path : C:\WINDOWS\Minidump\Mini032509-01.dmp
Processors Count : 1
Major Version : 15
Minor Version : 2600
Dump File Size : 98.304
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Every one of your errors shows the following.

0x000000D1: DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
(Click to consult the online Win XP Resource Kit article.)
The system attempted to access pageable memory using a kernel process IRQL that was too high. The most typical cause is a bad device driver (one that uses improper addresses). It can also be caused by caused by faulty or mismatched RAM, or a damaged pagefile.


The other error that has the same error code as above is:

Caused By Driver : nvatabus.sys
Caused By Address : nvatabus.sys+11335
File Description : NVIDIA® nForce™ IDE Performance Driver
Product Name : NVIDIA nForce™ IDE Driver
Company : NVIDIA Corporation



Now with this info I would suggest first testing your memory to make sure it is working correctly by doing the following.

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. DO NOT proceed with memtest, if you can go with option A

B. If you have only one RAM stick installed...
...run memtest...

1. Download - Pre-Compiled Bootable ISO (.zip)
2. Unzip downloaded memtest86+-2.11.iso.zip file.
3. Inside, you'll find memtest86+-2.11.iso file.
4. Download, and install ImgBurn: http://www.imgburn.com/
5. Insert blank CD into your CD drive.
6. Open ImgBurn, and click on Write image file to disc
7. Click on Browse for a file... icon:

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8. Locate memtest86+-2.11.iso file, and click Open button.
9. Click on ImgBurn green arrow to start burning bootable memtest86 CD:

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10. Once the CD is created, boot from it, and memtest will automatically start to run. You may have to change the boot sequence in your BIOS to make it work right.

To change Boot Sequence in your BIOS

Reboot the system and at the first post screen (where it is counting up memory) start tapping the DEL button
This will enter you into the Bios\Cmos area.
Find the Advanced area and click Enter
Look for Boot Sequence or Boot Options and highlight that click Enter
Now highlight the first drive and follow the directions on the bottom of the screen on how to modify it and change it to CDrom.
Change the second drive to the C or Main Drive
Once that is done then click F10 to Save and Exit
You will prompted to enter Y to verify Save and Exit. Click Y and the system will now reboot with the new settings.


The running program will look something like this depending on the size and number of ram modules installed:


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It's recommended to run 5-6 passes. Each pass contains very same 8 tests.

This will show the progress of the test. It can take a while. Be patient, or leave it running overnight.

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The following image is the test results area:

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The most important item here is the “errors” line. If you see ANY errors, even one, most likely, you have bad RAM.
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