XP crash-Freeze

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by GabrielR, Nov 27, 2002.

  1. GabrielR

    GabrielR Guest

    Hi all, as a newbie I apologize if this has been asked before.

    I have a 1.3 Athlon, 512MB Ram that had Win Me. I bought XP Home Upgrade and did a complete clean install. (I had my Win ME disk handy) no SP-1 yet. No other software other than XP itself. (signed MSN through XP ).

    I have been Xperiencing repetitive crashes when I try to sign up for my internet connection. I am able to end the non-responsive program, which is MSN but if I try again, I get the same results. The event log says something about filled pipelines or something (I'm in the office).

    If I try to check on the Status in the Start menu, then XP itself crashes!! No response at all, not even with the Ctrl atl Del . The only way out is turning off the machine. I have to do this several times until I am able to connect to the Internet. Disabling the AppMgmt Service has not had any result.

    Will SP-1 simply resolve my issues? Why is it happening if I have nothing installed on my machine, nothing at all other than XP itself?

    Thanks for the any response, even a link would be appreciated.
  2. Iceman

    Iceman Moderator

    Make sure u are using the latest drivers for ur hardware.

    On the vid card u want to use the driver from the company instead of the MS ones.

    But without knowing the error codes I have no idea really what is causing your crashes.

    post them when u get them

  3. GabrielR

    GabrielR Guest

    Thanks. I'll be posting from home in the afternoon (if I manage to get in :eek: )
  4. RogerPhillis

    RogerPhillis Guest

    I think I probably experience the same symptoms this time last year as you describe.
    I removed messenger and also used the Windows supplied modem driver , having installed a lucent driver that was rated as supporting Windows XP but the driver was not digitally signed by MSoft.
    This righted the permanent lock on the start menu after reboot and on the log in to the internet.
    The modem would show only the communication speed between it and the pc (115000) instead of 40-50 kbps as normal , being a telltale indication that the driver was at fault.

    May be Ive got the completely wrong scenario, but let us know.