Faulty driver or system file?

Hewlett-packard / Media center pc m7680n
March 30, 2009 at 09:46:05
Specs: Windows MCE 2002, Intel Dual Core/2GB Ram
I've got a desktop run XP Media Center 2002 SP3 and been encountering some freezes and flakiness. In looking at the minidumps, I see a system_thread_exception_not_handled_m (1000007e) occurring with fltmgr.sys. In reading, the possible cause is a faulty driver. While I plan on updating all drivers, I would like to pinpoint the one potentially causing this error.

One recommendation says to take a look in Device Manager and match up the exception code address to the device memory resources being used. In viewing resources by type, the address appears to fall in the range of the pci bus (the address is 806e694f and the memory range 7FF00000 - FEBFFFFF is listed as PCI Bus). In looking at its properties, it appears to be part of XP Media center (driver file is pci.sys) which is current with the latest updates.

Am I looking at this correctly and is there anything else I need to do to pinpoint this better? If indeed it is related to the PCI bus (pci.sys), is there anything more I can do?

Thanks in advance!

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March 31, 2009 at 04:44:46
Can anyone tell me if there's anything else that can be done to pinpoint the cause of this error and/or confirm the steps taken so far are the correct? I can fill in any details and provide any additional information...

I'm updating all drivers but really wanted to be able to identify the one potentially causing the problem. My take is that it isn't pci.sys itself, but another driver (video is a good suspect).

Again any thoughts/input are greatly appreciated.

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