Mysterious Crashing Computer Crashes like bad memory...only not...
Posted 07 December 2009 - 06:19 AM
I'm new here and I'm not sure if I'm even supposed to post stuff like this, but going to give it a try.
Computer crashes when playing games or opening/closing programs, used GPU-Z PC Probe II, and WinMemory check .iso to no avail. PC specs and Errors Further down post.
My PC crashed for the first time about a week ago. Almost like there was a power surge. No beep, no blue-screen, nothing. I Didn't think much of it at the time but decided to do a Format/Re-install because it hadn't been done in awhile, and I like to do it 2-3 times a year. All went smooth, got windows up and running, installed my games/software latest drivers and then logged onto Facebook and made it my homepage. While It loaded the web-page, it crashed again.Same crash as before. Now I was concerned. Got it up and running again and decided to see if it crashed when running a program like a game. Loaded up World of Warcraft just fine and started playing in a very busy location with thousands of textures and information and no crash. A few minutes later in a much less populated area with much less intensive graphics it crashes and I get this:
This application has encountered a critical error:
ERROR #132 (0x85100084) Fatal Exception
Program: C:\Program Files (x86)\World of Warcraft\WoW.exe
Exception: 0xC0000005 (ACCESS_VIOLATION) at 0023:0074CC86
The instruction at "0x0074CC86" referenced memory at "0x00000000".
The memory could not be "written".
Then my PC crashes again. When I log back on I check the Event Viewer
Error code 0000000000000109, parameter1 a3a03a382ce5250d, parameter2 b3b746be7f61ce6a, parameter3 fffffadf90673b00, parameter4 0000000000000003.
The machine-default permission settings do not grant Local Activation permission for the COM Server application with CLSID
to the user NT AUTHORITY\LOCAL SERVICE SID (S-1-5-19). This security permission can be modified using the Component Services administrative tool.
I decide to go research this on another PC in the house and a sibling gets on my PC and starts watching movies, an hour or so later I return and he has been watching a movie and it hadn't crashed. Now I'm even more confused. I seek help from friends and another tech website and this is the process I went through.
1. Downloaded and Ran: GPU-Z, PC Probe II, Microsoft RAM Test ISO - All of which reported no errors.
2. Tried Plugging in Multiple external Hard-drives and a headset and a flash-drive and got them all running to try and test the power-supply. No-crash
3. Talk with friends and more Research/Posting. A friend said he thinks that my Motherboard has a Capacitor that is dieing. The Forums only gave me "Its your Power-supply"
4. Found UBCD and here I am.
Here are my computer speccs
Microsoft Windows XP
Professional x64 Edition
Service Pack 1
Intel® Pentium® 4 CPU
3.40GHz, 4.00 GB or RAM
GPU: Nvidia Albatron GeForce 7800GTX
Bios Version 5.70.02.11.01
PCI-E x16 @ x16
Memory Type: GDDR3
Memory Size 256MB
Driver Version nv4_disp 18.104.22.16885(ForceWare 185.85)/XP64
MOBO: Asus P5ND2-SLI Delux
RAM: 4 GB DDR2 776 Albatron
If you have any suggestions or ideas please post them. I need my computer but I don't have the money to just buy a new one or fix everything, especially if its something easily fixed. Thank you for your time and effort. Again, I apologize if I should not post this type of problem on these forms.
Posted 07 December 2009 - 01:08 PM
I am guessing your problems are memory related.
Posted 07 December 2009 - 02:57 PM
Posted 07 December 2009 - 03:35 PM
Posted 07 December 2009 - 03:38 PM
Posted 07 December 2009 - 03:44 PM
Your 32-bit XP upgrade should work though.
Posted 07 December 2009 - 06:38 PM
Posted 07 December 2009 - 06:54 PM
Have you made sure all fans (CPU, PSU, CASE, etc...) are clean and working properly?
Did your friend actually see a bulging/leaking capacitor or were they just guessing?
Do you have extra parts (RAM, CPU, PSU, Video Card, etc...) that you can use for troubleshooting?
Try testing only one stick or RAM at a time.
Try testing RAM with all PCI/PCI-E cards removed and all USB/Firewire devices disconnected.
Are you overclocking your CPU?
Posted 07 December 2009 - 08:24 PM
L1 cache 16k 22223MB/s
L2 cache 2048k 17526MB/s
Memory 3071M 2768MB/s
As for your Questions:
Very clean and blown out with Compressed Air.
Friend just guessed, I checked them closely with a LED Flashlight and they seem fine.
I am not overclocking.
After leaving the 3rd RAM-stick out I tried running a program I knew always crashed my computer but this time the program crashed but not my computer 3 times...I think maybe the files got corrupted from the other crashes and a re-install might fix them but I'm trying not to get my hopes up. Re-installing now.