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WIN XP Problems!!

By markcconcept ·
Since taking the advice of other members, and doing a clean install of Win XP, I am getting NOTHING BUT PROBLEMS!!
The system keeps restarting without warning, and on opening, the error message 'The system has recovered from a serious error' continually shows.
I've got Norton Internet Security 2004, with Norton Anti-Virus 2004, (freshly updated) which shows no viruses.
I'm running the OS on an Asrock KV7M.. motherboard, AMD 1.2ghz processor, and 384mg of PC133 ram. The ram consists of 1x128 and 1x256.
The OS is installed on a NEW 40gig HD (master), with a 20gig slave drive. There's approx 165mg ram free after boot. Yes, I have adjusted the Start Up in Msconfig, but NOT the Microsoft services.
I'm running out of points, but DESPERATELY need help! I'm having GREAT difficulty running ANY of the installed programs.
Would the 2 sticks of ram cause these problems?
Finally, if anyone can put me in touch with Donovan Marsden, I'd really appreciate it!

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by willcomp In reply to WIN XP Problems!!

Could be memory.

Are you using any older peripherals such as printers, scanners, modems, serial devices, or other add-in cards?

I have seen similar behavior with an older scanner and some modems.

First try booting with one stick of RAM (one then the other).

If no luck with RAM, try installing XP on a minimum system (one HDD, one optical drive, video adapter) and see what happens. If PC is stable, sequence other drives and devices until you find the culprit.

Post back with results and we'll keep trying if the above doesn't produce results.


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by statykserver In reply to WIN XP Problems!!

What does the log in the eventviewer have to say about warnings and errors. We should be able to figure things out a little better with that information. Click on start then run and type in eventvwr.msc and click OK

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by markcconcept In reply to WIN XP Problems!!

Thanks for the responses, and I'll certainly try the Hardware bits. As for 'Event Viewer' : the System errors are reported as a) Sevice Control Manager,catagory : none,Event 7001 (half a dozen of these!??) b) NTFS, catagory : Disk, Event 55 c)System Error, catagory : (102), Event 1003, d)Tcpip, catagory : none, Event 4226.
Does this help??

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by doug m. In reply to WIN XP Problems!!

I had similar problems with my install of XP Home. It would reboot all by itself and give me error messages. Turns out it had to do with a driver for my video card. You might try getting the latest drivers for everything on your machine. Seemed to work for me.

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