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Blue Screen - RAM Problem? Hard Disk? Video Card?

Discussion in 'Windows XP Help' started by srbworld, Jun 3, 2006.

  1. srbworld

    srbworld Techie7 New Member


    I request you to kindly help me.

    Following are the problems I am facing:
    1. I cant save data to my primary hard disk.
    2. My computer does not boot up always. Have to wait for an hour at times.
    3. It reboots automatically.
    4. Cannot execute any .exe files. Like a new file install.exe etc. (But it

    can run some installed applications like notepad.exe, word etc..)

    It all started with the agp440.sys file freezing during boot up. Days passed,

    now it does not happen. But now other similar problems are happening.

    I have tried to diagonise but bitterly failed. I am providing a very

    comprehensive set of errors/pointers that I have found during the last one


    System Configuration:
    P4 1.7
    Kobian KOB 845 NFSX mother board
    32 MB Sis 690 series video card
    2 * 128 MB SD Rams - Samsung
    Samsung 40 GB Hard Disk (The Primary hard disk, newer one)
    Seagate 20 GB Hard Disk (The Secondary disk, old one)

    Following are the errors which often come up.

    Error 1:
    When I try to execute any install.exe/abcd.exe file or similar files;

    comments referring to inaccessable memory comes up

    Actual error:
    "Unable to execute file in the temporary directory. Setup aborted."

    "Error 299: Only part of a ReadProcessMemory or WriteProcessMemory request

    was completed."

    the computer suddenly stops and the blue screen appears. Many at times the

    error report datas are not same, though most of them refer to some address.

    Error 2:



    AGP440.SYS ADDRESS F9CCC4D7 BASE AT F9CCA000 DATEStamp 3b7d8557

    Error 3:



    (0X0000005 0X8054FA67 0XF6F82BF4 0XF6F828F4)

    Error 4:



    0X00000077 ( 0X00000001 0X00000000 0X00000000 0XFA7EF95C)

    Error 5:

    During boot-up (occurs rarely)

    Loading .....\ntoskrnl.exe

    Windows could not start because the following files is missing or corrupted.

    <Windows root>System32>ntoskernel.exe

    Please re-install a copy of the above file.

    But in the next restart the error dint come.

    Error 6:

    Initially, before these many problems (like random restarts and blue

    screens); days back, there used to be an error while boot up.

    The boot up used to freeze when it reached agp440.sys

    During those days, the 32MB Sis 695 card used to get very hot at times.

    but after cooling down or after waiting for some time, the computer used to


    Error 7:

    No data is being saved on my primary hard disk since 3rd of march. The irony


    I can switch on the computer
    it boots up
    allows me to run simple applications like word etc.
    allows me to save it on to either hard disk
    i safely shut down

    i boot again.
    check for the file i had saved
    it is gone
    but the one i save it the other hard disk does not go

    Error 8:

    I tried to check if "absolutely nothing is getting written on my primary

    hard disk" by simply adding a data to the registry. it was eneterd properly.

    no probs. got stored. but next time i boot, the data is not present.

    Same with restore points. ( I dont think any restore points were made after

    3rd March)

    Error 9:
    Now a days, the computer does not start soon after it is shut down. It taked

    about an hour before it can be started.

    Error 10:
    The computer displays the blue screen most of the time a heavy application is

    opened like a game etc.

    Error 11:
    I dont think it is connected to the above set of errors my cd drive and cd

    writer also does not work some times.

    Error 12:
    My hard disk gets the power only when i manually insert the 4 pin power pin

    in a particular angle and not fully immersed.

    Kindly help me as much as you can.

  2. srbworld

    srbworld Techie7 New Member

    Sorry, dint mention before. I use Windows XP
  3. jephree

    jephree ¨*·.¸ «.·°·..·°·.» ¸.·*¨

    RAM Problem? Hard Disk? Video Card?

    Yes; yes; yes. I would suggest getting more RAM as you are running the minimum; although the RAM that you do have is probably fine. You can test it with MemTest if you want to: http://www.memtest86.com/

    Your Video Card is also very minimal and the heat issue is disturbing. Most of your errors are dealing with the Video Card and its' drivers. That being said reloading the drivers of the card as well as the chipset might help. You might also consider a BIOS update.

    I can find little information on your motherboard in English: http://www.google.com/search?sourceid=navclient-menuext&ie=UTF-8&q=Kobian+KOB+845+NFSX

    Other errors are definitely faulting your hard drive and your power connection is disturbing. If you have anything valuable on that hard drive I would back it up ASAP!

    You will find hard drive diagnostics here depending on the manufacturer: Do you know the manufacturer of your hard drive?

    You will find the major brand diagnostics listed here:


    With a few others listed here:


    The issue of the power connection is perhaps the most outstanding issue overall but your Video Card and or its' drivers are also triggering a lot of issues as well as the heat that you mention.

    Also to keep in mind the Power Supply.

    Is this computer very old?