BSOD may be due to registry problem

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April 7, 2010 at 07:42:36
Specs: Windows XP

I am running windows xp pro 32bit with core2quad processor.

Since last month i have been facing this problem very frequently and its been so irratating that i really stopped being on pc for long time.

I use to get bsod's many of them i cant list all here.But most of the time its "Stop 0x0000000A or IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL" or "Stop 0x00000050 or PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA"

I get these errors too many times.I got 2x2gb ram chips, and the most important thing is my system runs smooth if i run only on 1 ram chip ie 2gb only. If i add another 2gb then bsods occur. But today when i was just on "2gb ram" and i was doing registry defragment [Defragment Your Registry , its in Registry mechanic Version:] i got again bsod. I was really astonished bcoz there was no bsod at any time before when i use to run system on 2gb. Now i think i got problem in some registries. Can anybody help me out with this problem? i will be very very thankful to you.


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April 7, 2010 at 08:33:14

To be quite honest i have had this issue with faulty hard drives.

In your case the first step i would take is to repair the operating system. Get a Winddows XP PRO cd and put it in the CD-ROM restart the computer and boot from it. In Windows Setup you will be "forced" to agree to the EULA, Windows will then search for previous versions of windows select "repair" by pressing R. Windows will the delete all of the motherboard and bios drivers, ensuring a proper match and usually eliminating blue screens. But like i said its usually the hard drive. And if thats the case, print these instructions:

We'll start by assuming you have a hard drive inside the computer and savvy enough to remove the case.

1. Purchase a SATA - IDE - USB Connector. Trust me, they will know what you want.

2. Not sure of make and model but most cases screw together in the back.

3. Remove the screws on the side where aren't any plugs.

4. Slide the side off.

5. Inside the computer there is usually a hard drive mounted, somewhere under the CD Players and always has screws in it, most of the time if it has little plastic HP\Compaq plastic pieceson the mounting bracket, the drive slides right out.

6. Open the new connector from the store.

7. Locate the appropriate connection. SATA will have a connector about the size of the finger nail, but computers that go "caput" these days are still IDE, which looks like a long flat ribbon.

8. You will notice the connector has different sides to it, one of which is for smaller laptop hard drives, DO NOT use it on the desktop or you will caput the hard drive by possibly bending pins(No ones and zeros for you!!)

9. Connect the appropriate adapter to the hard drive.

10. Locate USB port on back of computer.

11. Plug USB side of connector into the USB port on the computer, it will be a small rectangle, often located next to the phone looking thing but bigger.

12. The Orphan hard drive requires power and you should find the power adapter to the hard drive.

13. Plug the power adapter into the hard drive FIRST.

14. Plug the adapter into the wall.

15. Your hard drive will be recognized and more than likely something will come on the screen asking you what you want to do with it.

16. Double click the folder icon or the one that says browse files or view files.

17. You will see the contents of the hard drive.

18. Double click on Documents and settings

19. Locate the name of your folder sometimes its just administrator, in any situation open each of those folders and you are looking for (Desktop,My Documents & Favorites) folders, these have ALL data. Except for programs like quickbooks, as quickbooks usually keeps in in another folder but for these purposes won't go there.

20. Move these folders to your desktop, just drag them one by one and verify everything is there.

Best of luck and regards

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April 7, 2010 at 08:40:57
I bet that either one of your RAM Sticks is going bad or one of the RAM Slots is going bad (most likely it`s one of the RAM Sticks). Download MemTest86+, burn it to a blank CD, boot from it and see if it finds errors.

Note: The errors are marked with red - you`ll notice them easily.

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April 7, 2010 at 08:44:43
Start with running chkdsk /r to test the drives ability to retain data.

If a faulty hard drive you download the drive manufacturers diagnostic utilities and run them.

I would not do a thing concerning the hard drive until you have these tests fail.

What Zaker describes would appear to be mismatched memory of a memory controller error. Download and run memtest to see if this is the case.

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April 7, 2010 at 10:09:59
It's not a software problem, it's the RAM. You answred your own question: "If i add another 2gb then bsods occur" so I don't know why you would be looking at the registry or anything else.

1. make sure the RAM contacts are clean & that the RAM is fully seated in the slots.

2. dig up the RAM manufacturer's specs & manually configure the memory settings in the BIOS. Do NOT use AUTO.

3. test the RAM with memtest86:

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April 7, 2010 at 12:26:14
Firstly thank u guys for the help. Now i got more crucial info and i am more certain that its a RAM issue. I got intel q45 chipset , so i just visited intel website and i found this

"Dual-channel DDR2 memory support :- Delivers up to 12.8 GB/s (DDR2 800 dual 6.4 GB/s) of bandwidth and 16 GB maximum supported memory size for faster system responsiveness and support of 64-bit computing."

Now i think that in bracket it says ddr2 800. Now is that 800mhz? If yes then do i need 800 or around 800mhz power ram? Because the current ram is of 667mhz. And as i said my system runs good only on 1 Ram. Kindly help me with this.

Intel q45 chipset details :


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April 7, 2010 at 12:32:07
Err...if it supports 800MHz it doesn`t mean you HAVE to run the memory at 800MHz.

As I said in my earlier post, download MemTest86+, burn it to a blank CD, boot from it and see if it finds errors. And make sure that both RAM Sticks are inserted before testing.

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April 7, 2010 at 13:42:29
"Now i got more crucial info and i am more certain that its a RAM issue"

You're not gonna be able to determine that you have a RAM issue by reading about it on some website. The RAM has to be tested. Both memtest86 & memtest86+ have been recommended & links have been supplied. A 3rd option is Windows Memory Diagnostic:

All three work the same way. You have to download the program, create a bootable disc or floppy, boot off it, then let the test run. If any errors are found, it's likely that the RAM is defective. But before running the test, you have to make 100% sure the memory settings in the BIOS are correct.

Other than that, you haven't listed your system specs. We know which chipset your board is based on & which speed RAM you have, but we don't know which CPU or the make/model of your board. As probfixer pointed out, just because your board supports DDR2-800, it doesn't mean that's the RAM you have to use. We have to know which CPU you have, then we can tell you what speed the RAM should be run at.

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April 8, 2010 at 01:19:46
Hi again,

I have just completed memtest on my RAM chips. As i told i got 2x2gb ram chips . So i did the test individually. For the first 2gb chip the test was smooth. No errors. After this i did test on the 2nd chip and to my surprise the test got hang exactly at 6secs [time duration is displayed while the test]. I tried again n again but same thing. It gets hanged at 6 secs from start. So finally its a defective ram chip.

But why the Ram chips are being damaged? This is my 2nd chip which i bought 2times till now and everytime the 2nd chip gets damaged. I got 4 slots for ram. The first 1 is everytime good. After the damage of my previous ram which was on 2nd slot i added the new chip to same slot and it ran good for a couple of weeks , after that again this issue is occured. Now what to do? is my slot bad or what? I am really confused. For your info i got 4 ram slots seperated as a pair. 1 pair as black n blue after some gap then another pair is black and blue in color.Kindly help me out.


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April 9, 2010 at 01:40:40

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