Blue Screen Of Death on startup



everytime i boot windows i get the BSOD as soon as explorer starts. i am
given a STOP error message of 0x0000008E (0xC0000005, 0x80576A52, 0xB9FF498C,
0x00000000) i cant find anything in the Windows Knowledge Base about this
error code and i was wondering if anyone knows what is causing the blue
screen and how to fix it. any comment are greatly appreciated. thanx


Background information on Stop Error message

A kernel mode program generated an exception which the error handler
didn't catch. These are nearly always hardware compatibility issues
(which sometimes means a driver issue or a need for a BIOS

What hardware and software changes did you make shortly before you
encountered the first Stop Error message appeared? You state that the
error occurs on StartUp but there you say "i get the BSOD as soon as
explorer starts". Which Explorer? Internet Explorer or Windows Explorer?
What causes Explorer to start?

Please post copies of all Error and Warning Reports appearing in
the System and Application logs in Event Viewer for the last boot. No
Information Reports or Duplicates please. Indicate which also appear in
a previous boot.

You can access Event Viewer by selecting Start, Control Panel,
Administrative Tools, and Event Viewer.

A tip for posting copies of Error Reports! Run Event Viewer and double
click on the error you want to copy. In the window, which appears is a
button resembling two pages. Click the button and close Event
Viewer.Now start your message (email) and do a paste into the body of
the message. Make sure this is the first paste after exiting from
Event Viewer.

Are there any yellow question marks in Device Manager? Right click on
the My Computer icon on your Desktop and select Properties,
Hardware,Device Manager. If yes what is the Device Error code?

Try Start, Run, type "sigverif.exe" without quotes and hit OK. What
drivers are listed as unsigned? Disregard those which are not checked.

Remove any dust bunnies from inside the computer casing using an Air
Duster and check all fans are running.


Hope this helps.

Stourport, England
Enquire, plan and execute


Thanx guys for the help. It looks like a memory problem, which i kinda
figured since i was doing some extreme overclocking when the blue screen
problem started.
The blue screen happens during boot when windows explorer starts(after the
welcome screen), not internet explorer, i never get far enough to do anything
before the blue screen appears. I was also thinking it may be a problem with
the video card since the drivers for that are loaded about the same time the
blue screen happens, but the error code is pointing me more towards a memory
problem. I tried reinstalling windows on a formatted hard disk but i got the
same blue screen during the install.
After the blue screen originally started i booted into safe mode and ran
memory tests for over 12 hours with no errors but the mem test program is not
a great one i am going to retry the mem tests with memtest86+. If the problem
is indeed a memory problem is it likely to be a problem with the ram slots on
the motherboard or with the ram itself?

Device Manager:
IEEE 1394 Bus host controllers
OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller
This device cannot find enough free resources that it can use.
(Code 12)

Unsigned Drivers:

Core 2 Duo [email protected]
4G Kingston HyperX DDR2 800
3x Seagate Barracuda 7200rpm 320G
Enermax Liberty 620W (36A 12V rail)
Creative Sound Blaster Audigy2 ZS Platinum
Powercolor T55E-P03 TV tuner
ASUS CD burner
2x Lite On DVD burner
Sony floppy drive
Thermaltake Blue Orb 2 cpu cooler
Thermaltake Tsunami VA3000BWA ATX mid tower

Overclocking During First Blue Screen:
Core Clock: 356 MHz
Multiplyer: 9
Core Frequency: 3204 MHz
Core Voltage: 1.3500 V
Mem Clock: 890 MHz
Mem Timings: 4-4-4-12
Mem Voltage: 2.2 V


Problem is fixed I tried reinstalling windows again and it worked fine. Thanx
for the help tho.

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