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Old 25-09-07, 03:54 PM
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No, when i went onto that there were just 3 unknown file types and dates were August, May and July so that cant be it.

this just isnt going well so far.

Anything else i can do ?
What were the filenames of the unknown files? I think the only files windows puts in there are minidump files, and it's likely that they will be unknown file types because you don't have an application to open them (even windbg doesn't register itself to open them)

Is it crashing regularly? Or hasn't it crashed for a while?

You could try this

Check the "Crash Dump" path it mentions, does it have any files in it? What dates?

What version of windows are you using?

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Old 25-09-07, 04:47 PM
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I attached a screenshot of the Minidump folder.

I tried thie Dr watson jobby but that didnt seem to do anything ?!

And, it only seems to crash occasionally if i am running a few programs at once. I get the impression it cant handle it and just wants speeding up again but it could be more than just that ?

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Old 25-09-07, 04:55 PM
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I attached a screenshot of the Minidump folder.

I tried thie Dr watson jobby but that didnt seem to do anything ?!

And, it only seems to crash occasionally if i am running a few programs at once. I get the impression it cant handle it and just wants speeding up again but it could be more than just that ?

Cheers
Zip those 3 files up and send them to me regan@netmail.co.nz and I'll debug them for you, see what I can figure out.

Your PC should never crash because it's too slow, it might appear to do nothing for a bit while thrashing your hard drive - that usually means not enough physical memory - but crashing always indicates a fault with the software or the hardware.
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Old 25-09-07, 07:54 PM
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Thought I'd post this here in case someone else has any ideas of things to try.

All three minidumps are the same error:

http://www.microsoft.com/technet/pro....mspx?mfr=true

KERNEL_DATA_INPAGE_ERROR (7a)

The requested page of kernel data could not be read in. Typically caused by

a bad block in the paging file or disk controller error. Also see

KERNEL_STACK_INPAGE_ERROR.

If the error status is 0xC000000E, 0xC000009C, 0xC000009D or 0xC0000185,

it means the disk subsystem has experienced a failure.

If the error status is 0xC000009A, then it means the request failed because

a filesystem failed to make forward progress.

Arguments:

Arg1: c03e1228, lock type that was held (value 1,2,3, or PTE address)

Arg2: c000000e, error status (normally i/o status code)

Arg3: f848a130, current process (virtual address for lock type 3, or PTE)

Arg4: 10e46860, virtual address that could not be in-paged (or PTE contents if arg1 is a PTE address)

It suggests an error with your hard disk, the disk controller, or problem with your memory.

I would run chkdsk /f /r like they suggest and also download this:

http://www.memtest86.com/

It's a small CD image, you burn it to CD then boot the computer using that CD. Run a full series of tests with it and see if it picks up any errors.

Also think about things like;

- have you installed your motherboard drivers (disk controller drivers).

- check the manufacturer website for more up to date drivers.
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Old 28-09-07, 05:00 PM
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Ok guys,

Thanks alot for all your help but im basically thinking it might just be easier to start again and do a complete rebuild.

Had a look around ebay already and noticed you really can pick up some bargains !

Cheers
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Old 28-09-07, 05:01 PM
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Ok guys,

Thanks alot for all your help but im basically thinking it might just be easier to start again and do a complete rebuild.

Had a look around ebay already and noticed you really can pick up some bargains !

Cheers
Agreed, rebuilds are fresh and new and a lot easier. Sell your old stuff and get something back from it though

Don't go with eBay for PC parts, if you have to return you may just regret it totally
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Old 01-10-07, 03:34 PM
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Ok, so next question.

Can anyone reccomend some parts that arent going to break the bank but are going to provide me with a stable pc quick enough to do all the usuals and some multi track recording ?

Cheers
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Old 01-10-07, 04:05 PM
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Ok, so next question.

Can anyone reccomend some parts that arent going to break the bank but are going to provide me with a stable pc quick enough to do all the usuals and some multi track recording ?

Cheers
I reckon if you post a list of components you need i.e.

motherboard

cpu

ram

psu

case?

keyboard?

mouse?

and also a budget i.e. upper limit then you'll get some good suggestions. The guys here like a challenge i.e. "best system for under £X"

This isn't a bad article to have a look at, to give you an idea what mid-range hardware is currently out there.
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Old 01-10-07, 05:44 PM
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Ok, well i figured that i could reuse my Case, PSU and CD Drives again so that will save some cash.

I know that i need a bigger RAM 1gb + dependent on the price. I dont really no how much needs to spent on that sort of thing.

The motherboard and processor, i think i want to stick to AMD seeing as i understand them a bit better at the moment. Idealy i could do with about 4ish pci (?) slots on the mobo so i can add sound card, firewire ports and usbs if i need too. At the moment there is an AS Rock K7VT4Apro in there which has all the slots i would need but dont know how good it is and probly needs replacing.Really i have about £80 to spend on mobo and cpu (give and take a little).

I dont know what graphics card is in there at the moment so i will find out ASAP, but as im no gamer its not at the top of my list.

I would need a reasonable sound card if its going to be used for recording. Maybe £30 ish ?

Finally i really want to makesure i keep the new bits cool so what are some of the most efficient gadgets to add, not water cooling because that is probably way out of my reach !

Things like Firewire ports or USBs can be added later so dont worry about that.

So, there you go if any body can reccomend anything it really would be great !

Also, all the prices really are just a rough guide, obviously i want to save money where i can !

Cheers
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Old 01-10-07, 07:33 PM
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for a mobo and cpu

have a look at this in the for sale section

http://forum.overclock3d.net/showthread.php?t=12462
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