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By silentanvil ·
I have had this computer for quite some time now. recently I added some hardware and put it in a new case. then i went on vacation for a month. when i got back i got the linked error message. it keeps comming up at random times and i cant figure out why. the last time it happened i had some friends at my house and one person said he thought it might be an overheated component.

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by Ltop In reply to XP error

Hi,

After you made the changes but before you went on vacation, everything was ok????? no error messages???

A google search for 0x0000000A led to the link below:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;Q314063

"I added some hardware and put it in a new case." What hardware did you add?? What was in the new case??

A bit more detail may help someone help you further.

Let us know how u get on,

cheers

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by silentanvil In reply to

i hate to say it, but i did not quite understand the link you send me. the new case is(as far as i know)some off brand server case. when it comes to what hardware is making it fail its gonna be difficult. within a week period i added the following: 160gb western digital harddrive, sony dvd writer drive, PCI IDE controller card, USB 2.0/firewire PCI card, TV tuner PCI card. It could be any one of theese things or something else due to the new case.

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by Ltop In reply to XP error

Over this week that you added the new gear everything was running okay - no error messages??

At what point did you move it all to the new case - was this in between adding the new components or was this the last step.

Did the new case have a m/board and power supply already installed or you moved "everything" from your old case into the new one.

Check under device manager to see if there are any issues with hardware compatibility?.

The link is for a Microsoft page that helps troubleshoot this error in XP.

cheers

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by silentanvil In reply to

Everything was running fine that week. I put it in the new case in the middle i belive. I transfered EVERYTHING into the new case.
In device manager i dont see any yellow question marks or red exclaimation marks, so i assume I am good with that.

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by Absolutely In reply to XP error

A month ago, in a different case, there is a good chance your case was cooler during operation than it is now. An easy test for overheating would be to record the times of day that this error occurs. If it's always between noon and sunset and you don't have air conditioning, there is a good chance that it's related to heat.

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by silentanvil In reply to

Auctally this most often occurs some time between when i go to bed and when i get up the next morning.
But in the case that something is overheating, does any of the information in the error message tell you what component it is thats overheating?

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by Absolutely In reply to XP error

That is a substantial quantity of new equipment. My best guess, from the info provided, is that whatever component is indicated by the Windows error message, the real source is likely undervoltage by the power supply. Without knowing the specific power consumption of those added parts it is difficult to be certain, but if you did not upgrade your power supply unit when adding so many new peripherals, I would suspect that is your problem.

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by dmiles In reply to XP error

Most commonly it is the CPU overheating. A close second would be bad RAM. The first thing I would do if you have this issue is to run the machine till it gives you that error, then immediately reboot it, go into the BIOS and check the CPU temperature. 3/5 times it will be way too hot.

If not, get some memory that you know is good, and test that out in the system for a while. Be sure to pull out all memory that is currently in the system, or this test will do nothing. If it stabilizes after that, then replace the memory permanently.

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by OTL In reply to XP error

I would unplug unnecessary components, sony dvd writer drive, USB 2.0/firewire PCI card, TV tuner PCI card. If it works fine you have a starting point. add one at a time till it fails again, but allow several hours for failure. Preferably overnight.

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