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By alisdair.comb ·
In december I finally saved up enough money to buy a new computer, one that I was going to build myself and something i've done before.

Everything seemed to be fine however it seems I am plaqued by Blue Screens of Death when playing Games such as Sims 2 and Quake 4, I've also had crashes in World of Warcraft.

The Errors range from
IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
BAD_POOL_CALLER

Somes times it does not give a specific error but just a blue screen with an error code that doesn't really help.

I tested just about everything I can think of and i simply can't find the cause.

I work in support myself so I've tried alot of things already, any further suggestions would be helpful.

Windows XP Pro (SP2)
AMD 64 3500+
HIS 512mb x1800xt PCI-E
Crucial 1GB (2x512MB) DDR PC3200 Ballistix Dual Channel
Antec TrueBlue 2.0 480W PSU
Creative X-FI Sound Card
Hitachi Deskstar T7K250 NCQ 250GB SATA-II 8MB Cache
Antec P180 Case
ASUS A8N-MVP


1) Tested my Ram for many hours using Prime95 and Microsofts memory test, no errors.

2) Heat seems fine, case temp is around 32c my CPU is averages around 39-44C.

3) Uninstalled and re-installed drivers, even used a driver cleaner for my ATI drivers.

4) Updated to the BIOS to the latest version available along with all the drivers i've found on ASUS site.

5) Scanned for viruses, trojans etc.. nothing found

I am currently using Microsoft Debug tools to see what the crash dump file contains but I am new to the program and don't fully understand it.

Can you help

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by alisdair.comb In reply to Could be BIOS

Already using the most recent BIOS available, even though it seems to keep disappearing from Asus's site.

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Analysis of Last Crash

by alisdair.comb In reply to Windows XP BSOD

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DRIVER_CORRUPTED_EXPOOL (c5)
An attempt was made to access a pageable (or completely invalid) address at an
interrupt request level (IRQL) that is too high. This is
caused by drivers that have corrupted the system pool. Run the driver
verifier against any new (or suspect) drivers, and if that doesn't turn up
the culprit, then use gflags to enable special pool.
Arguments:
Arg1: 19740c45, memory referenced
Arg2: 00000002, IRQL
Arg3: 00000001, value 0 = read operation, 1 = write operation
Arg4: 80543d79, address which referenced memory

Debugging Details:
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***** Kernel symbols are WRONG. Please fix symbols to do analysis.


FAULTING_MODULE: 804d7000 nt

DEBUG_FLR_IMAGE_TIMESTAMP: 0

BUGCHECK_STR: 0xC5_2

CURRENT_IRQL: 2

FAULTING_IP:
nt+6cd79
80543d79 c089450c74198b ror byte ptr [ecx+0x19740c45],0x8b

CUSTOMER_CRASH_COUNT: 1

DEFAULT_BUCKET_I DRIVER_FAULT

MISALIGNED_IP:
nt+6cd79
80543d79 c089450c74198b ror byte ptr [ecx+0x19740c45],0x8b

LAST_CONTROL_TRANSFER: from 80544077 to 80543d79

STACK_TEXT:
WARNING: Stack unwind information not available. Following frames may be wrong.
f79bbe20 80544077 847edef8 00000000 f79bbe4c nt+0x6cd79
f79bbe30 f1e05a68 847edef8 86baff73 00000000 nt+0x6d077
f79bbe4c 804f0362 85a315d8 86bafe70 847edef8 hidusb+0xa68
f79bbe7c eb242ee5 86bafe70 847d0a68 86b53028 nt+0x19362
f79bbee4 eb243b57 847edef8 00000000 86b537d8 USBPORT+0x9ee5
f79bbf14 eb244754 026e6f44 86b530e0 86b530e0 USBPORT+0xab57
f79bbf4c eb245f6a 86b53028 805418a8 86b53230 USBPORT+0xb754
f79bbf78 eb253fb0 86b53028 805418a8 86b53028 USBPORT+0xcf6a
f79bbfb4 eb254128 86b53028 00000001 85e83628 USBPORT+0x1afb0
f79bbfd0 80540d5d 86b5364c 6b755044 00000000 USBPORT+0x1b128
ffdff980 86b53670 f79bc000 000b2f17 00000001 nt+0x69d5d
ffdff984 f79bc000 000b2f17 00000001 f79bbfe8 0x86b53670
ffdff988 000b2f17 00000001 f79bbfe8 00000001 0xf79bc000
ffdff98c 00000000 f79bbfe8 00000001 000b2f0c 0xb2f17


STACK_COMMAN kb

FOLLOWUP_IP:
hidusb+a68
f1e05a68 ?? ???

FAULTING_SOURCE_CODE:


SYMBOL_STACK_INDEX: 2

FOLLOWUP_NAME: MachineOwner

SYMBOL_NAME: hidusb+a68

IMAGE_NAME: hardware

MODULE_NAME: hardware

FAILURE_BUCKET_I IP_MISALIGNED

BUCKET_I IP_MISALIGNED

Followup: MachineOwner
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Seems that the problem may be with a USB device, I only have a USB mouse (Logitech G5) and a Logitech SE Medie keyboard.

I only have the drivers installed for the mouse by Logitech.

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Backup and Reinstall

by chisel In reply to Analysis of Last Crash

You are at the backup and Reinstall Windows stage. This will probably take less time then this whole thread has taken.

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Power and Game Fixes

by NZ_Justice In reply to Windows XP BSOD

Have you checked the games websites for patches and video fixes, the games them selves could be causing you the errors, usually downloading the latest patch for the game can fix your problems. Trying running the game at lower graphix details you you have no problems then you know for sure your graphics card can not handle the high end graphics. Supply more power to your PC, Graphics card suck up heaps of power and when a component (i.e cdrom, ram, graphics, cpu etc..) connected to your mother board loose power you get blue-screen. A 450w should be a good enough supply.

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If these ideas help ...

by kaspencer In reply to Windows XP BSOD

I have seen loads of BSODs and just thought that these comments may help:

1. I found when building one new PC that one 512Mb RAM strip failed with a BSOD in the new PC but has worked perfectly in another.
2. Try setting the BIOS to all the most conservatively safe options available and increasing each setting one by one until you provoke the error.
3. I had a P4 CPU that suddenly started causing BSODs after a year or two, and replacement was the only solution.
Just trying to help ...

Ken.

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Fix bsod

by hulixiao In reply to Windows XP BSOD

You must get registry error, Something conflict in your registry. Why not clean your registry to fix it.
http://www.make-pc-faster.com/

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blue screen

by luciferhaha In reply to Windows XP BSOD

You receive a "Stop 0x0000000A" error message in Windows XP - 6 visits - Feb 4
22 Sep 2008 ... IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL
This is the typical bad driver error,
You can remove program you add to your compouter recently.

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bsod problem

by jnager In reply to Windows XP BSOD

This is because you have problems in Windows Registry. It is a common cause of Windows crashes and error messages. Registry problems can occur for many reasons, including references left behind after uninstalling, incorrect removal of software, missing or corrupt hardware drivers or orphaned start-up programs. This will significantly increase the Registry size and slow down your computer, because Windows will need more time to load, search, and read data from the Registry. Scan your system for errors with Digeus Registry Cleaner http://www.digeus.com/products/regcleaner/registry-cleaner.html

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