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Keep getting BSOD's wenever i try n do anything that requires a lot of memory n speed. Too many bsods to list but they include stop errors 8e, EA, 24, D1.
My spec is in my profile.... Please help!!
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Click start then run, type sfc /scannow then press enter, you need the XP CD and get an onscreen blue progress bar, when the bar goes, reboot.

Click start then run, type chkdsk /f /r then press enter, type Y to confirm for next boot, press enter then reboot.

Windows will appear to load normally then either the monitor will show progress or the screen will go blank, do not disturb this. This will take an hour or so before it gets to the desktop.


Click start, all programmes, accessories, system tools to run disc clean up, click more options then clean up restore points, click confirm, click OK. Then from system tools, run disc defragmenter.

Click start then run, type prefetch then press enter, click edit then select all, right click any file then click delete, confirm delete, then reboot

When it gets to the desktop, the system files and the hard drive will be as they should and you can check for any improvement


This section is optional

Download and install Tune Up 2006 Trial

Run Tune Up Disc Clean Up

Run Tune Up Registry Clean Up

Click Optimize and Improve to run Reg Defrag, which will take a few minutes and need a reboot

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to optimize the computer, select computer with an internet connection from the drop down menu, this also requires a reboot

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to accelerate downloads, select the speed just above your actual connection speed, this requires a reboot

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to run system advisor

If no change, the next thing to do would be a repair install, this will leave data and settings intact


XP Repair

If you are unable to run XP Repair

Alternate XP Repair

Use the last one, Windows Installation CD to repair the current installation, which uses a slightly different method

After running the repair it will be necessary to install all Windows Updates

Microsoft Update
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Cheers mate, will try that in morning. Nice 1.
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Still no luck, tried everything :tazz:
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Boot the PC to safe mode with networking, check the firewall and anti virus are running

Download and install Everest Home Edition

Run the programme, click + next to computer then summary

Look on right for a list of drivers and update any you can

Look at the manufacturer’s site for the suitable drivers for your Operating System


If you are unable to find them, please post the make and model here before you download anything

Please set a system restore point before you install anything
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Field Value
Computer
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Professional
OS Service Pack Service Pack 2
DirectX 4.09.00.0904 (DirectX 9.0c)
Computer Name MOPC
User Name Administrator

Motherboard
CPU Type Intel Pentium 4, 3000 MHz
Motherboard Name ASRock P4S61 (3 PCI, 1 AGP, 1 AMR, 3 DDR DIMM, Audio, Video, LAN)
Motherboard Chipset SiS 661FX
System Memory 960 MB
BIOS Type AMI (05/25/04)
Communication Port Communications Port (COM1)
Communication Port ECP Printer Port (LPT1)

Display
Video Adapter SiS 330 Mirage Integrated
3D Accelerator SiS 330 Mirage Integrated

Multimedia
Audio Adapter SiS 7012 Audio Device

Storage
IDE Controller SiS 5513 IDE UDMA Controller
SCSI/RAID Controller VAX347S SCSI Controller
Floppy Drive Floppy disk drive
Disk Drive Maxtor 6Y120L0 (120 GB, 7200 RPM, Ultra-ATA/133)
Optical Drive _NEC DVD_RW ND-3500AG (DVD+R9:4x, DVD+RW:16x/4x, DVD-RW:16x/4x, DVD-ROM:16x, CD:48x/24x/48x DVD+RW/DVD-RW)
Optical Drive SCSIVAX DVD/CD-ROM SCSI CdRom Device
SMART Hard Disks Status OK

Partitions
C: (NTFS) 117239 MB (58895 MB free)

Input
Keyboard Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
Mouse Microsoft PS/2 Mouse

Network
Network Adapter BT Voyager USB Remote NDIS Device
Network Adapter SiS 900-Based PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter

Peripherals
USB1 Controller SiS 7001 PCI-USB Open Host Controller
USB1 Controller SiS 7001 PCI-USB Open Host Controller
USB2 Controller SiS 7002 USB 2.0 Enhanced Host Controller
USB Device BT Voyager USB Remote NDIS Device

Edited by scousertommy, 16 January 2006 - 12:08 PM.

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Their latest BIOS is dated 4th of November 2004


http://www.asrock.co...odel=P4S61#bios

Check the how to update guide
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I have the update, i have put on a floppy, tried booting from it but it says please remove disks and media press any key to restart, but only the floppy is in. God am stuck me.
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Have you checked it is set to look for the floppy in the boot order

Boot the PC and keep tapping the delete key until it enters set up, look for floppy boot seek, and also see if the floppy can be set as the first boot device
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Yes it is set to boot from 3.5 floppy
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Is this the way you made and ran it

Create a bootable system floppy disk.

Download an updated ASRock BIOS file (WinZip format with .zip file extension) from the web site, unzip the BIOS file and save both ASRFLASH.EXE utility and BIOS file to the disk you created in step 1.
Boot from the disk you created in step 2.

At the "A:\" prompt, type ASRFLASH, hit space bar once, and type BIOS file name then press <Enter>. For example: A:\ASRFLASH K7S41GX2.00 <Enter> then you will see a message "Please wait for BIOS loading ROM".

After 30 seconds, you will see the message "Flash ROM Update Completed - Pass", then you have finished upgrading the BIOS.

After finishing upgrading the BIOS, please remove the floppy disk.

Restart your system and press <F2> to enter the BIOS setup utility during boot up.

In Exit menu, please select "Load Default Settings" and press <Enter> to continue.

Select "Exit Saving Changes" and press <Enter> to exit the BIOS setup utility.

Now, system is booting up with new BIOS.
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Yer i did all that but where u say at the a:/ prompt, i dont get an a:/ prompt. Its tries to boot form the floppy but says please remove disks and media.
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Tommy, I suspect your floppy drive is dirty or dead, or perhaps the floppy disk is dead/

I can whip you up a custom boot cd for a bios flash, but before I do, I can't help but think this is a driver issue since several of the BSOD errors you cited have to do with driver errors.

Could you download all of the driver updates on the page Keith referenced earlier, then go to add/remove and remove any that are present, then reboot, then cancel any hardware detection wizards, then install the just downloaded drivers?
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Thanks for the help. I formatted my hard drive and reinstalled windows so i will start from scratch and let you know if i recieve the errors again.
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Yep and ther back agen. IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL BSOD.

I got this wen i sent the error report.

Error caused by a device driver

Thank you for sending an error report to Microsoft.

Error report summary

Error type : Windows stop error (A message appears on a blue screen with error code information)
Solution available? : No (see Next steps)
What does this error mean? : Windows has encountered an error from which it cannot recover and needs to restart
Cause : Unknown device driver
Computer symptoms : A message appears on a blue screen with error code information (for example: e.g. 0x0000001E, KMODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED)
Additional steps for you to take : Important: Please continue to send error reports so analysts at Microsoft can study and try to correct the problem as quickly as possible

Information about this error

You received this message because a device driver installed on your computer caused the Windows operating system to stop unexpectedly. This type of error is referred to as a "stop error." A stop error requires you to restart your computer.
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