XP restarts my computer and produces error message.....

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Vlad, Jul 22, 2002.

  1. Vlad

    Vlad Guest

    Not sure if this is to be posted here or elsewhere, but I will try it here. I was refered to this site, so hopefully someone can help me with this, I just cannot figure it out :\

    I am running XP on my comp, just put it on about a month ago, fresh install. Every now and then I get this error message. I will be doing multiple things on the computer or running multiple things I should say and then XP will suddenly restart and an error message pops up. I didn't get to read all of it because it popped up and then quickly restarted, but what I did read was the following:

    "Ran out of Physial Memory" or something of that nature. Now, I have 256Mb ram on my computer and a HardDrive that has a lot of space left.

    Recently it has happened lot, but only when running 1 program, winMX, the mp3 program. Sometimes it restarts when I just click a button on the program or it does it during a download. I went into my event viewer to try and see what the error said, and the only errors I saw were the following, these also correspond with the time that I restart, so it is safe to say that these errors are related:

    1)
    AMLI: ACPI BIOS is attempting to write to an illegal IO port address (0xcf8), which lies in the 0xcf8 - 0xcff protected address range. This could lead to system instability. Please contact your system vendor for technical assistance.

    2)
    AMLI: ACPI BIOS is attempting to read from an illegal IO port address (0xcfc), which lies in the 0xcf8 - 0xcff protected address range. This could lead to system instability. Please contact your system vendor for technical assistance.

    3)
    AMLI: ACPI BIOS is attempting to write to an illegal IO port address (0x70), which lies in the 0x70 - 0x71 protected address range. This could lead to system instability. Please contact your system vendor for technical assistance.

    4)
    AMLI: ACPI BIOS is attempting to read from an illegal IO port address (0x71), which lies in the 0x70 - 0x71 protected address range. This could lead to system instability. Please contact your system vendor for technical assistance.


    Now in my event viewer those are the 4 error messages that are always present after this restart happens. I just update my VIA 4in1 drivers thinking that they would fix it, I am running version 440 right now. I opened up winMX to see if it would work, and literally 30 seconds into using it my computer restarted again. I am baffled by this, I have no idea what to do or how to fix this, neither do any of my friends. If someone can help me, I would greatly appreciate it!

    Thanks in advance!
     
  2. Taurus

    Taurus hardware monkey

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    sounds like a bad stick of ram. if you have multiple sticks, try taking out the first one and see if the error stops occuring. do this with each until it does stop, then you have your culprit.
     
  3. gonaads

    gonaads Beware the G-Man Political User Folding Team

    Go to windows update ( it should be in your start menu... Click the START button on the task bar.) and install the *System Recovered Error Message Update*.

    See if that fixes it. :)
     
  4. Vlad

    Vlad Guest

    Hmmm, I already have that update installed, looks like I installed that back on 7/2 :(

    I only have one stick of ram in there right now, but if it were ram, what does that have to do with ACPI BIOS?

    I am just so confused by this, lol
     
  5. Iceman

    Iceman Moderator

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    Yes sounds like a bad stick of ram, follow this thread to find a memory test program


    Thread

    :cool:
     
  6. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Turn off the automatic restart & you should be able to read the error message at your leisure. Right click my computer\properties\advanced\startup & recovery\settings. Untick automatically restart.
     
  7. Vlad

    Vlad Guest

    Ok, I ran the memory test and my memory passed the test, so I guess it's not that.

    I just disabled automatic restart, so I am going to go use the program now and see if the error message comes up so I can write it down and then post it here.

    Thanks for all the help so far, hopefully I can get this resolved, I appreciate it!
     
  8. Vlad

    Vlad Guest

    Ok, I just had the error message and got to actually read all of it (thanks Hipster :D).

    Here is what it says:

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    "A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.

    DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

    Check to make sure any new hardware or software is properly installed. If this is a new installation, ask your hardware or software manufacturer for any windows updates you might need.

    If problems continue, disable or remove any newly installed hardware or software. Disable BIOS memory options such as caching or shadowing. If you need to use safe mode to remove or disable components, restart your computer, press F8 to select Advanced Startup Options, and then select safe mode.

    Technical Information:

    ***STOP: 0x000000D1 (0x00000024, 0x00000002, 0x00000000, 0x00000024)

    Beginning dump of physical memory
    Physical memory dump complete.
    Contact your system administrator or technical support group for further assistance."

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    Anyone have any idea, what in the hell this is? :confused:
     
  9. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    A lot of people seem to have that error show up. Someone should be able to help you sort it out. ;)
     
  10. Vlad

    Vlad Guest

    I wonder if I should uninstall that program and then reinstall it and then see if it works then....
     
  11. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Have you looked here? Too confusing for me.
     
  12. Vlad

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  13. razor_ro

    razor_ro OSNN Addict

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    settings too fast memory!!

    Hey Vlad, Taurus and Iceman could be right but before replacing your RAM try setting the speed RAM to the lowest possible in BIOS (mainly RAS, CAS, etc..) i had the exact same error and that fixed it.... but then i went out and repaced that ram with some KINGSTON and i can run fast settings no problem..... hope that helps....

    RaZoR

    ps.... you wouldnt happen to be a professor would you? :confused:
     
  14. Shamus MacNoob

    Shamus MacNoob Moderator Political User

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    that message DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL <<< this
    is due to a faulty driver I had a faulty sound card issue and would get that when playing a certain game ( demolition derby ) and boom boom out went my light lol but I removed the faluty sound card and put in a new one updated my drivers and now its all fine ..... most times the message is due to a driver issue faulty or no the right driver.. there is an issuse with easy cd creator that causes this message in XP they have a patch for it on there site ..... check all your drivers and update all you can
     
  15. Vlad

    Vlad Guest

    Hmmmm, well my ram is Micron Ram and it is set to CAS 3 I believe.

    I also don't have cd creator on my computer, but I do have another problem with my soundcard I am working on. I have an SB Audigy Gamer with and AMD mobo VIA chipset, which we all are aware of that friggin conflict, grrrr. Could that be a cause of this error as well?

    The thing I don't understand though, is that my computer only restarts when I run that one program, winMX. I uninstalled and reinstalled and that did nothing :(

    Oh, and I am not a professor, lol
     
  16. Shamus MacNoob

    Shamus MacNoob Moderator Political User

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    was only the one me too

    well mine was running fine with that faulty card .... just when I played demolition derby the fault message popped up before that I never seen it but I see when playing that game that the sound is very dodgy it jumps from one channel to another and after I removed the card I was ok I never saw it again and like I said it only happened on that one game so I guess it could happen on a certain program I guess it sends the right glitch to trigger the error I had not noticed from the speakers that one channel was gone it was the front set that had let go , but the rear set was over bareing so I did not see it untill I started looking for a problem due to that error ...
     
  17. joansfella

    joansfella OSNN Junior Addict

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    This is definatly a driver prob. I had the same screen when I first installed my Alcatell broadband modem I updated the driver and The problem hasnt occured since
     
  18. Vlad

    Vlad Guest

    hmmmmmm, well i have no idea what drivers to update, to the best of my knowledge all of my drivers are up to date :(
     
  19. Vlad

    Vlad Guest

    any other suggestions?