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LunarMist

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I'm sick of the other computer crashing every 2nd or third time. :mad: XP32 is fine, but XP64 is the culprit. I tested the RAM forever with Mamtest, changed numerous settings, moved drives, RAM, and cards around, etc. Once it boots the system is fine.
 

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Flash the BIOS. If that doesn't fix it, turf the motherboard.

Of course, it could be a 64-bit device driver, or the way that driver is initializing the device. You run some odd-ball stuff, so that's possible.
 

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I can't replace the MB. We established earlier that the OSes cannot be reactivated. It is EP45-UD something.
 

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Lunar, you're an especially frustrating person to try to help, revealing just enough to get us guessing but never the whole story.

Any chance you could lift the veil and actually give us a history, as well as the full details of the PC concerned?
 

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'chkdsk c: /f' on the x64 OS from a command prompt. Less the quotes.

Thanks, but I find nothing wrong with that drive test. I even replaced the drive with another one (magnetic).
 

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Flash the BIOS. If that doesn't fix it, turf the motherboard.

Of course, it could be a 64-bit device driver, or the way that driver is initializing the device. You run some odd-ball stuff, so that's possible.

I have not tried the updated BIOS. When it crashes I sometimes restore the loaded settings. I could try flashing on Monday. It is too dangerous to perform that activity over a weekend.

A driver is possibly a problem, but why would in not fail the same way every time? There are plenty of cryptic warnings in the event logs, but it is always like that.
 

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I tested the drive fully with the mfr. utility and there are no errors.

System has been running for 30 hours now. Obviously I can't keep it on that way all the time.
 

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Lunar, you're an especially frustrating person to try to help, revealing just enough to get us guessing but never the whole story.

Any chance you could lift the veil and actually give us a history, as well as the full details of the PC concerned?

Sorry. :erm: My hand hurts too much to write a long explanation now. I have only two meetings on Friday so there is not much day-to-day rest. :( I'll work on it Saturday.
 

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I have determined that the crash occurs a few hundred ms after the Desktop starts. It is probably some goofy app loading.
 
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