Solved BSOD dilemma. getting a 0x000000be error

January 24, 2014 at 20:23:05
Specs: xp, opteron 180
I'm getting BSOD's so I figured I'd hult and catch one of them. Its a 0x000000be
( 0x806e3048
0x006e3112
0x80550344
0x0000000a )

There is no file associated with the report just says a problem occurred. The problem started out seldom and got worse. Nothing special its just random and seems to be with in 20 minutes of boot or less. So I start swapping/testing parts.

I let mem test run for a day, no errors.
I found a few error on the Drive but seem in good order now. I also have S.M.A.R.T enabled and not bad sectors found.
I have swapped the CPU out along with a new PSU.
The only two parts I can not test are video car nvida 8800 and the mother board.

here are some screen shots for info and temps but all looks ok to me?
http://spawnlinux.dyndns.org/DoCz/d...
System is not over clocked and never was.

Any ideas suggestions?


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February 7, 2014 at 07:17:20
You could look for a firmware update for your MB. You could also try disabling that processr.sys driver. It controls things like the CPU's power state, and telling it to clock down / speed up as the computational load changes. You know, those sort of things.

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#1
January 25, 2014 at 04:12:36
It's not a file or software error, it's definitely related to some failing hardware device.

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#2
January 25, 2014 at 06:46:36
0xBE = ATTEMPTED_WRITE_TO_READONLY_MEMORY

Find the bad memory and replace.
If the memory's good, roll back any recent driver/update.
If nothing's recent, it's probably a virus.

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#3
January 25, 2014 at 07:12:43
I'm presuming this a home built system; not one from one of the usual manufacturers/vendors?

Regardless; frequently - but not always the only causes of a BSOD - are RAM or a hard drive problem.

My first call would be RAM as it's the easiest to address?

Remove all sticks but one, and see if things improve/resolve. If not try another of the sticks and so on until you have tested al that way. If fault clears with one (or more) and not with others - you have identified which RAM is faulty?

If fault persists.. ideally borrow/beg (st…l?) an known good stick and try with that.

You can also use a memtest utility - they take a while to run through. I have had mixed results with the two I have used in the past - but they do have their fans and can be useful as a test utility. However I note you have already run one of those.

Unlikely a virus item; but no harm to check?

Typical suggestins from many here are to run:

Malwarebytes (freebie version); AdAware (I think that's the recommended one - there are several with similar names…); bitdefender - (freebie version).

And perhaps a freebie on-linescan from Avast, AVG, or freebie a Housecall scan -

http://housecall.trendmicro.com/uk/

Housecall will run OK with your current anti-virus utility active; I suspect the other freebies (if on-line) will do similarly. Housecall will download a wee software packet; quite safe and is part of the scan process.



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#4
January 25, 2014 at 07:40:48
Find the bad memory and replace. As stated memtest for 24 hours.

If the memory's good, roll back any recent driver/update. Have not dont that an over a year.

If nothing's recent, it's probably a virus. I'll give it a scan.

Hmm, why are you guys suggesting ram, have I grown too old here? Memtest was like the best mem checking software 10 years a go, running it for a day is way longer then needed, am I missing something?

Some info: This system is a home built yes, as is all systems I have. I have a system for every task really and this one is more or less rendered to a office system since 09. In that time I use it maybe once or twice a week and it stays up 24/7 as I have some files on it I access from a network. The config has not changed, hardware remains the same. I have had heat issues with my CPU and a PSU failure. Just to be sure I bought a new PSU and reset ( cleaning and new compound ) the heat sink, as well as replaced the CPU. When it blue screens its just browsing files or the net. I dont have a reason to suggest a bad video card and also dont have a PCI-e on hand. The only hardware left is the MB and will replace that at last resort. I hardly think this is a virus but as mention why not check, so I will. I agree with the advice that this is a hardware problem but have I not done all I could minus the MB? I have 4gb and the system will run find with one stick so I can try that but I really thought memtest was a sure thing. However, the timings are very loose ( see above ). So maybe lowing the cast and latency is need. So ill leave in just the two moduals that match and take out the extra two for a bit and see what happens. Since that not really recommended anyways.

thx for all the replies ill try to get back when I check for viruses and reject some memory.


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#5
January 25, 2014 at 07:55:44
The reason I suggest the RAM physical test is that I have found that memtest has once or twice passed RAM that was not quite OK… and when "that RAM" was replaced with "good" RAM problems disappeared…

There was a fairly recent post on CN that affirmed this too - as (s)he had run memtest utilty and found no problems; but on replacing "all" RAM with know good set - problems disappered…

Possibly the RAM was "less then perfect" - but managed to "fool/pass" memtest; possibly it was simply oxidised contacts… Who knows - as the poster did try the memtest and physical tests etc. as above - but finally installed "new" RAM to good effect.

Another "odd" fix - and often suggested here; and again often successful… Remove RAM, clean edge contacts with a soft eraser (as used for pencils etc.) replace RAM firmly in its socket and then remove, re-insert coupe of times; and maybe re clean the edge connectors again before final restoration.

I have to admit I'm not convinced it's a virus - but who knows…; all manner of pests out there these days?

The query re' home built was merely to eliminate possible issues buried within the archives etc. of the popular brands… I used to build my own in the late 80s early 90s - but when I went to mainly laptops… Although I do have both home built and a Dell Dimension from way back...


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#6
January 25, 2014 at 08:25:11
Ahh, all understood. I tested one set, BSOD on the second now. BTW: the ram moduals are identical I was wrong about that. Still that is some funky timings. Stay tuned.

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#7
January 25, 2014 at 08:32:02
And BSOD. Curious, with 2 gb it Blue-screens faster?

So: summary, 2 chips in BAD, the other 2 in BAD.
CHIPS: RAM Kingston 1 GB PC3200 400MHz CL 3.0 DDR

I'd suggest the ram (not compatible) with the board but it ran so long with no issues and is gradually getting worse.


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#8
January 25, 2014 at 14:56:33
ran kaspersky ( linux boot ) for 10 minutes and got a kernal panic ( 3 flashing keyboard lights ). So there goes virus or files.

HD, scans ok. Still could be the issue I guess
MS. Guess i'll have to by a replacement.


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#9
January 25, 2014 at 15:25:58
Doesn't sound good have to say… Might be the Mobo - which of course is not what one wants to hear…? But I'm not yet entirely convinced… (I'm a stubborn cat at times…)

Incidentally can you get the "beast" to boot into safe-mode?

However… have you done a trawl via Google using each of the error codes/messages in turn? I did one for:

0x000000be

as the string. It produced a slew of hits. Perhaps you have done this already but if not perhaps google using the above error code and have a look-see?

And using this longer string:

0x806e3048 0x006e3112 0x80550344 0x0000000a

brings up these two:

http://pchelper360.com/fix-errors/?...

http://wikifixes.com/errors/0x/0x00...

Sorry about the lengthy link details - but I guess you'll be au-fait at copying them into your browser etc. otherwise duplicate my two searches?

Will get across the shorter style hyper-link method shortly.


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#10
January 25, 2014 at 15:50:34
yeah search hits on XP turned up little for me. I always though the first hex code was the primary, so searching on any of the other without first leading with what is before is useless? It does say 0x0000000a is normally application errors and that is out because I crash on linux.


BTW: I ran the HD full norton scan, nothing tuned up.

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#11
January 25, 2014 at 18:08:30
For BSOD's, you can search using the word "bugcheck". First hit for me is MSDN. http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/lib...

It doesn't matter, because you know it's hardware. You know it's hardware because Linux crashed as well. Have you verified the power supply is good?

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#12
January 25, 2014 at 20:01:23
Yes put a new PSU in the system. Thinking I may try to clone the disk, maybe there is a bad sector on there or more.

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#13
January 26, 2014 at 17:03:52
HD replaced, not the problem.

Going to put in a memory modual that I know is good and take out all 4 of these. I still think they may be incompatible ram.

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#14
January 26, 2014 at 18:01:14
Looks like that is it... My a8n-delux just hates this ram. Runs ok in an e machine though?

So, how can one get sdram ddr in a way they would know its compatible. All the name brands are 100+, everything reasonable is just normal ram. Apparently these Kingstons are no good.

Seems I need at least 4 gb for anything to run right.

whoa.. maybe this is why

"
Attention:

This memory is not compatible with Apple, Dell, Compaq, HP, Fujitsu, IBM, MSI, or any other Intel based computers.

Also not compatible with KT133, P4X266, SIS735, NF2, KM266, KT266, P4X266, PM266 chipsets
Lifetime Warranty
DDR DIMM 184PIN 2.5V DESKTOP MEMORY
VERY LIMITED COMPATIBILITY. SUPPORTS DUAL CHANNEL
BRAND NEW 1GB PC3200 DDR 400 Mhz High Density
"

maybe I need that lower density stuff?

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#15
January 27, 2014 at 02:06:24
If per chance you can get the beastie to boot up long enough... Perhaps let crucial.com run a memory scan. Their little routine (quite safe) will correctly identify what's best for the motherboard and advise accordingly.

Possibly safe-mode, or via a Ubuntu orbsimilar disc?

Also - though one would presume you've done this already... - have you checked with motherboard manual re' RAM specs., and possibly consulted with the support techies etc. for whoever makes the board?


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#16
January 27, 2014 at 15:01:51
Yes, I did and found the issue was related to density. I have replacement ram on the way that will indeed work. thx to all in this thread, its hard to give credit to any one person so to all, thx!

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#17
January 27, 2014 at 15:05:30
mmm - Thank you for the update... Have to say that for me (at least) it has been an interesting item to follow...

Bon chance with the new RAM.


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#18
February 4, 2014 at 16:21:26
Ok, The new ram was tesed in the same MB as mine, also is not working. The ram that does work (512k of 333 ddr) seem to run forever. The new ram 4 x 1g sticks seem the more installed the quicker it fails. One stick also tested in each port. I'm getting sick of buying ram and finding out nothing works. I may try getting more of what I have working. though its not cheep. The memory that works is

omni 512k ddr 333mhz. The ram that does not work is 1gb ddr 400mhz trump. Is there something more I need to look at, like a bad memory controler . Maybe the MB is no longer any good.

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#19
February 5, 2014 at 17:26:52
Well it finally happened the 512k ram failed int he same way. So it was never the ram, its just that smaller amounts of ram cause less issues. I tried putting the swap on another drive but no help there. Em I down to a MB issue? If so i'll just get a new rig.

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#20
February 5, 2014 at 18:48:23
Assuming the PSU's okay?
Probably not the CPU; I'd expect more 0x124's or 0x9C's.
Probably not the memory; you've replaced it all.
Probably not the drives or peripherals; I assume you've removed everything you didn't need.
There's not much left, other than the MB.

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#21
February 5, 2014 at 19:17:31
yeah sorry about all the history but its all up there.

CPU, replaced.
Memory apparently is no longer the suspect.
All out but the main HD, fully scanned and clear of bad sectors.
Yeah MB is all that is left. Strange though, because its not just one slot. So it have to be something on the north bridge? I reset the bios, nothing is hot. I could try under clocking the ram?

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#22
February 6, 2014 at 12:57:43
If you think memory's the issue. It might decrease the frequency of the crashes.
I'd expect to see more video problems if it was the 8800, but you might go for a cheap sub-$40 video card, and see if that clears things up. (Probably won't, but you'll only be out $40.)

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#23
February 6, 2014 at 13:02:52
I should have a card around here somewhere.

"If you think memory's the issue. It might decrease the frequency of the crashes. "-- was this an incomplete thought? Or were you referring to lowering the clock in bios?


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#24
February 6, 2014 at 13:30:05
hmm finally got more info on this, does not help me much though.

http://spawnlinux.dyndns.org/DoCz/d...


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#25
February 6, 2014 at 14:21:52
Not much; you know at least 4 drivers in play, however that view destroys the order in which they called each other. At least you know the network was involved, and the CPU was involved. I've heard of that processor driver crashing certain VM's. You could try disabling processr.sys without too much loss of functionality.

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#26
February 6, 2014 at 14:49:21
yeah well the CPU is always involved no? Going to try safe mode without network for a bit ans see what happens. If no crash ill try with.

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#27
February 6, 2014 at 16:29:06
hmmm safe mode "no networking" seems ok. On to with network...

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#28
February 6, 2014 at 17:29:18
Question, Xp sp1 here sees 3 sticks ( 3 gig ) cpu-z sees 4, both installed in dual mode. Xp should see up to 4, what gives? Also while looking in safe mode I saw system restore and looked for points. I then saw the data was 2006. I seem to recall the date being off causing a lot of issues. Change the date a and running in windows very well so far. Going to kick myself if this is somehow causing my issues.

So anyone have a though o this ram size thing?


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#29
February 6, 2014 at 17:40:11
I seem to recall XP uses only 3Gig RAM. But that there is tweak that will allow it to use 4Gig. Just now can't recall what/where it is... Possibly one of the other regulars here can help there?

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#30
February 6, 2014 at 17:45:52
I think this is one way to use the 4Gig

.http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/windows/hardware/gg487503.aspx

And this link gives an alternative way...

http://www.romexsoftware.com/en-us/...


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#31
February 6, 2014 at 18:08:16
back to safe mode network. I tried a few idea on that memory but no luck. Ill deal with that some other day I guess. Whatever causes this crash seems to be immune to heavy disc access and allocating memory. I say that because on start I can lunch 15 very large apps with 0 issues, I then close them fine and all is good. I walk a way and 10 minutes later its sitting at a blue screen. Tells me its not memory or cpu as you would think heavy use would trigger it.

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#32
February 7, 2014 at 05:19:08
PAE was in XP, but later removed by one of the SP (2, I think) because driver writers are bad at their jobs, and made assumptions about the memory model that do not apply to PAE. This lead to a lot of BSOD's.

The addressable memory space is 4GB for 32-bit systems. RAM gets whatever's left after hardware has its fill. Usually this leaves 3-3.5 GB left for RAM.

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#33
February 7, 2014 at 05:28:19
that explains why the PAE option didnt work.

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#34
February 7, 2014 at 06:46:51
been running safe mode network all night... This implies its a drive issue and I know the problem also occurs on linux boot live cd. So it must be that the driver is ok, just that some hardware ( when a driver is loaded ) is failing. This is an nforce chip set, so much be something on that board. Amazing that 939 boards are still 50 bucks.

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February 7, 2014 at 07:17:20
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You could look for a firmware update for your MB. You could also try disabling that processr.sys driver. It controls things like the CPU's power state, and telling it to clock down / speed up as the computational load changes. You know, those sort of things.

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#36
February 7, 2014 at 13:56:05
yes last ever made is flashed. I disable both CPU drivers ( one for core I guess )?

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#37
February 7, 2014 at 15:06:09
ok that just shed some light down upon the situation. I though it BSOD'd but it was sleeping. I have this feeling when the system sleeps it BSOD's. With the processor features off its ok. So where in bios can I disable CPU power management? I guess as a work around I can just disable sleep mode. This explains why Linux failed as I know it to tries to sleep.

Looks like opterons support AMD PowerNow!™ or Cool'n'Quiet™

My board does support C&Q I can disable that.

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#38
February 7, 2014 at 15:34:36
well C&Q was already disabled and forcing computer to sleep didnt do it. I then saw it BSOD on my while working on it so PM is out. However disabling CPU drivers works for me for now. Any ideas let me know.

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#39
February 8, 2014 at 07:40:12
ran over night, case closed.

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#40
February 8, 2014 at 09:00:46
Have to admire you persistence and "stick with it - ness". Most would have given up long ago and replace the Mobo… Mind you having a similar "stubborn" streak too I might have gone the distance you have "just dun…"

Hopefully it is now truly "cased closed.." if only for your peace of mind...


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#41
February 8, 2014 at 10:12:18
Well I have the luxury of many computers in my house. So this was not a need to have running box. Or I would have caved in sooner. That and seeing the price of 939 MB, pained me. Putting money in to an old box is not first on my list. Still, its not licked but band aided enough. If I get a few years, i'm happy. Just not ready to start the upgrade hand-me-down process yet as I just bought a new rig for computer #1.

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