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Message 16912 - Posted: 27 Apr 2008, 19:26:33 UTC

After BOINC have run for about 1 - 2 hours I usually get this error: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/windows2000serv/reskit/w2000Msgs/6077.mspx?mfr=true
that results in a "blue screen of death".

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Message 16913 - Posted: 27 Apr 2008, 20:04:17 UTC - in response to Message 16912.  

After BOINC have run for about 1 - 2 hours I usually get this error: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/windows2000serv/reskit/w2000Msgs/6077.mspx?mfr=true
that results in a "blue screen of death".

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What project triggers it?

Just a quick glance at the MS page makes it look like it might be something much lower level than BOINC. Check your drivers.
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Message 16914 - Posted: 27 Apr 2008, 20:19:34 UTC - in response to Message 16913.  
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After BOINC have run for about 1 - 2 hours I usually get this error: http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/windows2000serv/reskit/w2000Msgs/6077.mspx?mfr=true
that results in a "blue screen of death".

What to do?



What project triggers it?

Just a quick glance at the MS page makes it look like it might be something much lower level than BOINC. Check your drivers.

I got a rash of these when I built a Q9300 onto a cheap mobo recently. The stop error (in Win XP) also listed the file name where the problem ocurred, and in my case it was a NVidia graphics card device driver.

A concentrated session tracking down all the latest drivers, and an updated installation of DirectX 9.0c, seems finally to have reached stability - touch wood.
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Message 17028 - Posted: 1 May 2008, 17:04:18 UTC

it is the climateprediction.net who causing it. And I don't think it's a driver because:

1. Now I start getting "PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA" too. http://www.microsoft.com/technet/prodtechnol/windows2000serv/reskit/w2000Msgs/6093.mspx?mfr=true

2. it only happens when BOINC is running
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Message 17048 - Posted: 1 May 2008, 21:43:34 UTC - in response to Message 17028.  
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If it only happens when BOINC is running, then I would suspect hardware that has problems. Defective RAM comes to mind, as does a CPU that doesn't run quite as it should, but a hard drive corruption is also a possibility.

A faulty driver somewhere on your system may be the cause of the Interrupt layer error you got first, while it could be faulty because it is read wrong, on a corrupted partition on the HDD or loses information when loaded into the RAM. A faulty motherboard could also give these errors.

Check in Event Viewer what is causing these errors.
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Message 17077 - Posted: 2 May 2008, 16:15:13 UTC
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I can't find anything in the eventlog about just that time. Just a lot of DCOM errors at the wrong times.

I knowed it happened 30/4 at around 5 pm.

But I can't find anything with a STOP message or anything
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Message 17132 - Posted: 3 May 2008, 8:54:18 UTC
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Try running a stress test - I personally like 24 hours of Prime95's torture test (one copy per core using the -A flag).

Take a look at the 'hardware' section of the following post:
http://www.climateprediction.net/board/viewtopic.php?t=5896


If the stress-test passes OK, then it indicates that the issue might be with the drivers, O/S, disk or malware, whereas if it fails it indicates it might be with cpu, ram, cooling, motherboard or PSU.
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Message 17168 - Posted: 4 May 2008, 1:49:15 UTC - in response to Message 17132.  

If the stress-test passes OK, then it indicates that the issue might be with the drivers, O/S, disk or malware, whereas if it fails it indicates it might be with cpu, ram, cooling, motherboard or PSU.

BOINC is a stress-test by itself... :D
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Message 17170 - Posted: 4 May 2008, 4:04:59 UTC - in response to Message 17168.  

If the stress-test passes OK, then it indicates that the issue might be with the drivers, O/S, disk or malware, whereas if it fails it indicates it might be with cpu, ram, cooling, motherboard or PSU.

BOINC is a stress-test by itself... :D


Especially CPDN :-)
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Message 17233 - Posted: 7 May 2008, 20:00:00 UTC

After 1 hour and 3 min it returns: FATAL ERROR: Rounding was 0.5, expected less than 0.4. Does that mean The RAM is faulty or what?
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Message 17234 - Posted: 7 May 2008, 20:40:35 UTC

Run one of the Memtest programs for 24 hours and find out.

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Message 17246 - Posted: 8 May 2008, 19:03:59 UTC - in response to Message 17234.  
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Run one of the Memtest programs for 24 hours and find out.



Well I did but after 1 hour it ran into a fatal error and it stops after fatal errors
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Message 17250 - Posted: 8 May 2008, 22:07:16 UTC


Sounds like your PC has hardware problems.

Is it within guarantee?

If not...

* Open it up and make sure that all the fans are running, and that there is no dust on the system

* Try swapping out individual sticks of RAM to see if the problem is specific to one stick of RAM.

* If you have a spare CPU, try swapping it

* Try reducing overclock (if you have overclocked it). Similarly, relax memory timings (if you had tightened them up previously).



Does memtest86+ have an option to keep running after errors?
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Message 17251 - Posted: 8 May 2008, 22:24:58 UTC - in response to Message 17250.  

Does memtest86+ have an option to keep running after errors?


Last time I ran MemTest, it continued to run even when it found errors. Granted, it's been over a year since I did it last...

I wonder if the OP was taking about Prime95 stopping. I can't speak for that because I've never used it.

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Message 17252 - Posted: 8 May 2008, 22:26:55 UTC - in response to Message 17246.  

Run one of the Memtest programs for 24 hours and find out.



Well I did but after 1 hour it ran into a fatal error and it stops after fatal errors



Did you run this one?

MemTest86+
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Message 17273 - Posted: 9 May 2008, 13:54:51 UTC - in response to Message 17250.  


Sounds like your PC has hardware problems.

Is it within guarantee?

If not...

* Open it up and make sure that all the fans are running, and that there is no dust on the system

* Try swapping out individual sticks of RAM to see if the problem is specific to one stick of RAM.

* If you have a spare CPU, try swapping it

* Try reducing overclock (if you have overclocked it). Similarly, relax memory timings (if you had tightened them up previously).



Does memtest86+ have an option to keep running after errors?


It is in guarantee yet I think. I gonna reinstall my comp this today to make sure it isn't something like that. When the problem started I called them and they said I should reinstall windows but I haven't had time yet but now I have.

And I ran prime95 but if the things keeps happening after the reinstall I run the other one and call the support.
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Message 17288 - Posted: 10 May 2008, 13:55:38 UTC

Ok I reinstalled the comp now and now it fails after just 1 min so I gonna test the other one too.
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Message 18663 - Posted: 20 Jul 2008, 14:14:19 UTC - in response to Message 17250.  

I really would have liked to help with the SETI project but I too am having problems with computer lock-ups/hangs that have only started occuring since installing the BOINC software.
I have been running the program for about five hours and in that time my machine has locked up solid three times.
I am sure it is not a hardware problem as I do run many other processor intensive applications with no problems at all so it would be nice if the "experts" could offer some other advice than "you must have a crap computer because our software is perfect".

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Message 18670 - Posted: 20 Jul 2008, 17:08:50 UTC - in response to Message 18663.  

I am sure it is not a hardware problem as I do run many other processor intensive applications with no problems at all so it would be nice if the "experts" could offer some other advice than "you must have a crap computer because our software is perfect".

Not saying the software is perfect, not saying your hardware is perfect either. IRQL_NOT_EQUAL_OR_LESS means primarily that you have a drivers problem, but it can also point to some flaky RAM. Have you dusted out the system anytime lately? It could also be due to heat

Can you tell me the full error message that you get? Look in Event Viewer or Dr Watson for clues.
Can you tell me on what system? Which BOINC version? Which Windows version?

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