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Windows XP Pro - Explorer crash, browser crashes


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I have Dell XPS Gen5 with XP Pro, SP3, dual hard drives with Raid. I have Opera, Firefox, Chrome and IE Explorer.

The system has been working fine until a few days ago. There have been some Flash crashes in the past, but only occasionally. Flash updates usually cured the problem.

Last few days Firefox and Opera have been crashing like crazy. This morning after Firefox crashed Windows Explorer crashed as well. I couldn't get Windows explorer to stay on long enough to go through Start Shut Down, I had to push and hold the power button until the system shut down. When I restarted my Raid control came up and said "Verifying and repairing" for the array.

I have scanned with Kaspersky AV and used Fix Cleaner, Driver Update, and Microsoft Fix-It Center to no avail.

If anybody has a solution I would greatly appreciate it.

Bob

Edited by bhruss, 14 April 2012 - 07:37 AM.

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Does it happen when you boot to Safe Mode?
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I have not tried booting in safe mode. After the Raid control finished "Verifying and repairing" the array this morning, the entire system as worked flawlessly - including the browsers.
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May have been a glitch in the raid array. Try it for a day or two and let us know how everything is working. This topic remains open so I will get a email notification when you post.
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Since my last post, the system has been running ok. Last night when I went to shut down, I got an error. The system went through normal shut down but then came up with a blue screen:

IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

I had to push and hold the button to shut it down.

I had normal boot today.

It has also been taking a long time to shut down, like 2 to 3 minutes.

Bob
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It would help if you could get the complete bug error code. Then I could see what caused the error.
We may find out by doing each of the below programs.



Download WhoCrashed from the link in my signature below
This program checks for any drivers which may have been causing your computer to crash....

Click on the file you just downloaded and run it.

Put a tick in Accept then click on Next
Put a tick in the Don't create a start menu folder then click Next
Put a tick in Create a Desktop Icon then click on Install and make sure there is a tick in Launch Whocrashed before clicking Finish
Click Analyze
It will want to download the Debugger and install it Say Yes
WhoCrashed will create report but you have to scroll down to see it
Copy and paste it into your next reply

http://www.resplendence.com/downloads






  • Please download the Event Viewer Tool by Vino Rosso VEW and save it to your Desktop:
  • Double-click VEW.exe
  • Under 'Select log to query', select (as appropriate):
    • Application
    • System
  • Under 'Select type to list', select (as appropriate):
    • Error
    • Information
    • Warning
Then use the 'Date of events' or 'Number of events' as follows:

Either:
  • Click the radio button for 'Number of events'
    Type 3 in the 1 to 20 box (or any number from 1 to 20)
    Then click the Run button.
    Notepad will open with the output log.

  • Click the radio button for 'Date of events'
    In the From: boxes type today's date (presuming the crash happened today) 25 04 2012
    In the To: boxes type today's date (presuming the crash happened today) 25 04 2012
    Then click the Run button.
    Notepad will open with the output log.
Please post the Output log in your next reply
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Here are the results:

System Information (local)
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computer name: USER-E83DE24BA0
windows version: Windows XP Service Pack 3, 5.1, build: 2600
windows dir: C:\WINDOWS
CPU: GenuineIntel Intel® Pentium® D CPU 3.00GHz Intel586, level: 15
2 logical processors, active mask: 3
RAM: 3487649792 total
VM: 2147352576, free: 2042523648



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Crash Dump Analysis
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Crash dump directory: C:\WINDOWS\Minidump

Crash dumps are enabled on your computer.


No valid crash dumps have been found on your computer


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Conclusion
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Crash dumps are enabled but no valid crash dumps have been found. It may be that there are problems which prevent crash dumps from being written out. Check out the following article for possible causes: If crash dumps are not written out.

In case your computer does experience sudden reboots it is likely these are caused by malfunctioning hardware, power failure or a thermal issue. To troubleshoot a thermal issue, check the temperature using your BIOS setup program, check for dust in CPU and motherboard fans and if your computer is portable make sure it's located on a hard surface. Otherwise it's suggested you contact the support department of the manufacturer of your system or test your system with a memory test utility for further investigation.

Check out the following articles for more information: Troubleshooting sudden resets and shut downs.

Read the topic general suggestions for troubleshooting system crashes for more information.

Note that it's not always possible to state with certainty whether a reported driver is actually responsible for crashing your system or that the root cause is in another module. Nonetheless it's suggested you look for updates for the products that these drivers belong to and regularly visit Windows update or enable automatic updates for Windows. In case a piece of malfunctioning hardware is causing trouble, a search with Google on the bug check errors together with the model name and brand of your computer may help you investigate this further.



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Vino's Event Viewer v01c run on Windows XP in English
Report run at 25/04/2012 6:20:46 PM

Note: All dates below are in the format dd/mm/yyyy

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'Application' Log - error Type
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Log: 'Application' Date/Time: 25/04/2012 6:04:01 PM
Type: error Category: 0
Event: 4 Source: MatSvc
The MATS service encountered a failure when uploading data. hr=0xC004F018

Log: 'Application' Date/Time: 25/04/2012 6:04:01 PM
Type: error Category: 0
Event: 3 Source: MatSvc
The MATS service encountered a web service failure. hr=0xC004F018

Log: 'Application' Date/Time: 25/04/2012 5:59:19 PM
Type: error Category: 0
Event: 4 Source: MatSvc
The MATS service encountered a failure when uploading data. hr=0xC004F018

Log: 'Application' Date/Time: 25/04/2012 5:59:19 PM
Type: error Category: 0
Event: 3 Source: MatSvc
The MATS service encountered a web service failure. hr=0xC004F018

Log: 'Application' Date/Time: 24/04/2012 10:04:01 PM
Type: error Category: 0
Event: 4 Source: MatSvc
The MATS service encountered a failure when uploading data. hr=0xC004F018

Log: 'Application' Date/Time: 24/04/2012 10:04:01 PM
Type: error Category: 0
Event: 3 Source: MatSvc
The MATS service encountered a web service failure. hr=0xC004F018

Log: 'Application' Date/Time: 24/04/2012 9:59:15 PM
Type: error Category: 0
Event: 4 Source: MatSvc
The MATS service encountered a failure when uploading data. hr=0xC004F018

Log: 'Application' Date/Time: 24/04/2012 9:59:15 PM
Type: error Category: 0
Event: 3 Source: MatSvc
The MATS service encountered a web service failure. hr=0xC004F018

Log: 'Application' Date/Time: 23/04/2012 10:04:01 PM
Type: error Category: 0
Event: 4 Source: MatSvc
The MATS service encountered a failure when uploading data. hr=0xC004F018

Log: 'Application' Date/Time: 23/04/2012 10:04:01 PM
Type: error Category: 0
Event: 3 Source: MatSvc
The MATS service encountered a web service failure. hr=0xC004F018

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'Application' Log - information Type
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Log: 'Application' Date/Time: 25/04/2012 6:15:52 PM
Type: information Category: 0
Event: 11707 Source: MsiInstaller
Product: Debugging Tools for Windows (x86) -- Installation completed successfully.

Log: 'Application' Date/Time: 25/04/2012 6:14:57 PM
Type: information Category: 0
Event: 7 Source: crypt32
Successful auto update retrieval of third-party root list sequence number from: <http://www.download....uthrootseq.txt>

Log: 'Application' Date/Time: 25/04/2012 6:14:57 PM
Type: information Category: 0
Event: 7 Source: crypt32
Successful auto update retrieval of third-party root list sequence number from: <http://www.download....uthrootseq.txt>

Log: 'Application' Date/Time: 25/04/2012 3:00:01 PM
Type: information Category: 0
Event: 0 Source: gupdate
The event description cannot be found.

Log: 'Application' Date/Time: 25/04/2012 3:00:00 PM
Type: information Category: 0
Event: 0 Source: gupdate
The event description cannot be found.

Log: 'Application' Date/Time: 25/04/2012 2:31:19 PM
Type: information Category: 0
Event: 1800 Source: SecurityCenter
The Windows Security Center Service has started.

Log: 'Application' Date/Time: 25/04/2012 2:31:16 PM
Type: information Category: 0
Event: 0 Source: IAStorDataMgrSvc
Started event manager

Log: 'Application' Date/Time: 25/04/2012 2:31:16 PM
Type: information Category: 0
Event: 0 Source: IAStorDataMgrSvc
Service started successfully.

Log: 'Application' Date/Time: 25/04/2012 2:31:08 PM
Type: information Category: 0
Event: 0 Source: gupdate
The event description cannot be found.

Log: 'Application' Date/Time: 25/04/2012 2:31:03 PM
Type: information Category: 0
Event: 105 Source: ATI Smart
The service was started.

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'Application' Log - warning Type
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Log: 'Application' Date/Time: 25/04/2012 5:59:14 PM
Type: warning Category: 0
Event: 12 Source: MatSvc
The MATS service encountered a failure when getting HTTP proxy settings. hr=0x80072F94 .Keyword:GetUrlProxyInfo

Log: 'Application' Date/Time: 24/04/2012 11:09:39 PM
Type: warning Category: 0
Event: 1517 Source: Userenv
Windows saved user USER-E83DE24BA0\Administrator registry while an application or service was still using the registry during log off. The memory used by the user's registry has not been freed. The registry will be unloaded when it is no longer in use. This is often caused by services running as a user account, try configuring the services to run in either the LocalService or NetworkService account.

Log: 'Application' Date/Time: 24/04/2012 11:09:38 PM
Type: warning Category: 0
Event: 1524 Source: Userenv
Windows cannot unload your classes registry file - it is still in use by other applications or services. The file will be unloaded when it is no longer in use.

Log: 'Application' Date/Time: 24/04/2012 9:59:14 PM
Type: warning Category: 0
Event: 12 Source: MatSvc
The MATS service encountered a failure when getting HTTP proxy settings. hr=0x80072F94 .Keyword:GetUrlProxyInfo

Log: 'Application' Date/Time: 23/04/2012 11:34:58 PM
Type: warning Category: 0
Event: 1517 Source: Userenv
Windows saved user USER-E83DE24BA0\Administrator registry while an application or service was still using the registry during log off. The memory used by the user's registry has not been freed. The registry will be unloaded when it is no longer in use. This is often caused by services running as a user account, try configuring the services to run in either the LocalService or NetworkService account.

Log: 'Application' Date/Time: 23/04/2012 11:34:57 PM
Type: warning Category: 0
Event: 1524 Source: Userenv
Windows cannot unload your classes registry file - it is still in use by other applications or services. The file will be unloaded when it is no longer in use.

Log: 'Application' Date/Time: 23/04/2012 9:59:03 PM
Type: warning Category: 0
Event: 12 Source: MatSvc
The MATS service encountered a failure when getting HTTP proxy settings. hr=0x80072F94 .Keyword:GetUrlProxyInfo

Log: 'Application' Date/Time: 22/04/2012 9:50:55 PM
Type: warning Category: 0
Event: 1517 Source: Userenv
Windows saved user USER-E83DE24BA0\Administrator registry while an application or service was still using the registry during log off. The memory used by the user's registry has not been freed. The registry will be unloaded when it is no longer in use. This is often caused by services running as a user account, try configuring the services to run in either the LocalService or NetworkService account.

Log: 'Application' Date/Time: 22/04/2012 9:50:54 PM
Type: warning Category: 0
Event: 1524 Source: Userenv
Windows cannot unload your classes registry file - it is still in use by other applications or services. The file will be unloaded when it is no longer in use.

Log: 'Application' Date/Time: 22/04/2012 5:59:03 PM
Type: warning Category: 0
Event: 12 Source: MatSvc
The MATS service encountered a failure when getting HTTP proxy settings. hr=0x80072F94 .Keyword:GetUrlProxyInfo

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'System' Log - error Type
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Log: 'System' Date/Time: 25/04/2012 2:31:22 PM
Type: error Category: 0
Event: 7000 Source: Service Control Manager
The IconManager service failed to start due to the following error: The system cannot find the path specified.

Log: 'System' Date/Time: 24/04/2012 9:32:44 PM
Type: error Category: 0
Event: 7000 Source: Service Control Manager
The IconManager service failed to start due to the following error: The system cannot find the path specified.

Log: 'System' Date/Time: 23/04/2012 7:44:24 PM
Type: error Category: 0
Event: 7000 Source: Service Control Manager
The IconManager service failed to start due to the following error: The system cannot find the path specified.

Log: 'System' Date/Time: 23/04/2012 7:15:47 PM
Type: error Category: 0
Event: 7000 Source: Service Control Manager
The IconManager service failed to start due to the following error: The system cannot find the path specified.

Log: 'System' Date/Time: 22/04/2012 5:11:23 PM
Type: error Category: 0
Event: 7000 Source: Service Control Manager
The IconManager service failed to start due to the following error: The system cannot find the path specified.

Log: 'System' Date/Time: 22/04/2012 8:34:37 AM
Type: error Category: 0
Event: 10016 Source: DCOM
The application-specific permission settings do not grant Local Activation permission for the COM Server application with CLSID {BA126AD1-2166-11D1-B1D0-00805FC1270E} to the user NT AUTHORITY\NETWORK SERVICE SID (S-1-5-20). This security permission can be modified using the Component Services administrative tool.

Log: 'System' Date/Time: 22/04/2012 8:33:39 AM
Type: error Category: 0
Event: 7000 Source: Service Control Manager
The IconManager service failed to start due to the following error: The system cannot find the path specified.

Log: 'System' Date/Time: 19/04/2012 2:21:26 PM
Type: error Category: 0
Event: 7000 Source: Service Control Manager
The IconManager service failed to start due to the following error: The system cannot find the path specified.

Log: 'System' Date/Time: 17/04/2012 9:20:32 PM
Type: error Category: 0
Event: 7000 Source: Service Control Manager
The IconManager service failed to start due to the following error: The system cannot find the path specified.

Log: 'System' Date/Time: 16/04/2012 8:20:02 AM
Type: error Category: 0
Event: 7000 Source: Service Control Manager
The IconManager service failed to start due to the following error: The system cannot find the path specified.

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'System' Log - information Type
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Log: 'System' Date/Time: 25/04/2012 6:16:15 PM
Type: information Category: 0
Event: 7035 Source: Service Control Manager
The Adobe Flash Player Update Service service was successfully sent a start control.

Log: 'System' Date/Time: 25/04/2012 6:16:15 PM
Type: information Category: 0
Event: 7036 Source: Service Control Manager
The Adobe Flash Player Update Service service entered the stopped state.

Log: 'System' Date/Time: 25/04/2012 6:16:15 PM
Type: information Category: 0
Event: 7036 Source: Service Control Manager
The Adobe Flash Player Update Service service entered the running state.

Log: 'System' Date/Time: 25/04/2012 6:15:48 PM
Type: information Category: 0
Event: 7036 Source: Service Control Manager
The Windows Installer service entered the running state.

Log: 'System' Date/Time: 25/04/2012 6:15:48 PM
Type: information Category: 0
Event: 7035 Source: Service Control Manager
The Windows Installer service was successfully sent a start control.

Log: 'System' Date/Time: 25/04/2012 5:59:00 PM
Type: information Category: 0
Event: 7036 Source: Service Control Manager
The Microsoft Automated Troubleshooting Service service entered the running state.

Log: 'System' Date/Time: 25/04/2012 5:59:00 PM
Type: information Category: 0
Event: 7035 Source: Service Control Manager
The Microsoft Automated Troubleshooting Service service was successfully sent a start control.

Log: 'System' Date/Time: 25/04/2012 5:16:00 PM
Type: information Category: 0
Event: 7035 Source: Service Control Manager
The Adobe Flash Player Update Service service was successfully sent a start control.

Log: 'System' Date/Time: 25/04/2012 5:16:00 PM
Type: information Category: 0
Event: 7036 Source: Service Control Manager
The Adobe Flash Player Update Service service entered the stopped state.

Log: 'System' Date/Time: 25/04/2012 5:16:00 PM
Type: information Category: 0
Event: 7036 Source: Service Control Manager
The Adobe Flash Player Update Service service entered the running state.

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'System' Log - warning Type
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Log: 'System' Date/Time: 23/04/2012 7:45:20 PM
Type: warning Category: 0
Event: 4226 Source: Tcpip
TCP/IP has reached the security limit imposed on the number of concurrent TCP connect attempts.

Log: 'System' Date/Time: 19/04/2012 2:22:00 PM
Type: warning Category: 0
Event: 4226 Source: Tcpip
TCP/IP has reached the security limit imposed on the number of concurrent TCP connect attempts.

Log: 'System' Date/Time: 16/04/2012 12:52:41 PM
Type: warning Category: 0
Event: 4226 Source: Tcpip
TCP/IP has reached the security limit imposed on the number of concurrent TCP connect attempts.

Log: 'System' Date/Time: 16/04/2012 11:21:38 AM
Type: warning Category: 0
Event: 4226 Source: Tcpip
TCP/IP has reached the security limit imposed on the number of concurrent TCP connect attempts.

Log: 'System' Date/Time: 16/04/2012 10:51:28 AM
Type: warning Category: 0
Event: 4226 Source: Tcpip
TCP/IP has reached the security limit imposed on the number of concurrent TCP connect attempts.

Log: 'System' Date/Time: 16/04/2012 10:21:11 AM
Type: warning Category: 0
Event: 4226 Source: Tcpip
TCP/IP has reached the security limit imposed on the number of concurrent TCP connect attempts.

Log: 'System' Date/Time: 15/04/2012 10:37:28 PM
Type: warning Category: 0
Event: 36 Source: W32Time
The time service has not been able to synchronize the system time for 49152 seconds because none of the time providers has been able to provide a usable time stamp. The system clock is unsynchronized.

Log: 'System' Date/Time: 15/04/2012 1:00:04 PM
Type: warning Category: 0
Event: 4226 Source: Tcpip
TCP/IP has reached the security limit imposed on the number of concurrent TCP connect attempts.

Log: 'System' Date/Time: 15/04/2012 12:29:45 PM
Type: warning Category: 0
Event: 4226 Source: Tcpip
TCP/IP has reached the security limit imposed on the number of concurrent TCP connect attempts.

Log: 'System' Date/Time: 15/04/2012 8:58:58 AM
Type: warning Category: 0
Event: 4226 Source: Tcpip
TCP/IP has reached the security limit imposed on the number of concurrent TCP connect attempts.
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OK it looks like the MATS service is causing the biggest majority of your issues so we're going to try something that is a little involved so please read these instructions carefully.


Manually starting XP with a clean boot (advanced user only)
This section is intended for advanced computer users. If you are not comfortable with advanced troubleshooting, you might want to ask someone for help or contact Support. For information about how to contact Microsoft support, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.micro....com/contactus/
To manually start Windows XP with a clean boot, follow these steps:
Step 1: Start the System Configuration Utility

Click Start, click Run, type msconfig, and then click OK.
The System Configuration Utility dialog box is displayed.

Step 2: Configure selective startup options

In the System Configuration Utility dialog box, click the General tab, and then click Selective Startup.
Click to clear the Process SYSTEM.INI File check box.
Click to clear the Process WIN.INI File check box.
Click to clear the Load Startup Items check box. Verify that Load System Services and Use Original BOOT.INI are checked.
Click the Services tab.
Click to select the Hide All Microsoft Services check box.
Click Disable All, and then click OK.
When you are prompted, click Restart to restart the computer.


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Did it. It popped a "some tasks could not be performed box that disappeared to fast for me to write down all it said. Then I rebooted and shut off the ms config.
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OK so you didn't get to the end of the instructions if I understand you right.
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Got what is showing above in your post. I assume there was more??
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Did you restart the system?
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Yup, restarted. That is as far as I have went. Still running in Selective Start-up mode.
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OK now do your normal stuff and lets see if it resolved the MATS issue. :thumbsup:
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Leave it in Selective Startup?
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