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endyen

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It could be that the north bridge is getting too hot. Use a house fan to blow extra air at it, to see if the error goes away. It could also be the start of the end for your psu. Check your voltages.
 

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You may want to try running memtest86 and see if you get errors.

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I also did a norton antivirus full system scan w/ latest def. and no viruses... I opened sandra and it says memory 00000000 has to do with the system board under memory resources. That's the register that always has problems when application get this error upon me quiting them. I'll also defrag my disks tonight... There's a good quality heatsink on the northbridge and it's never had an overheating problem... I checked the power supply rails in the bios and they're all perfect, it's a quality enlight 420w power supply. I have no idea... I'm guessing the motherboard is going?
 

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Before you try swapping motherboards, I would backup your files and try a clean install of Windows. You could be having a problem that a repair won't fix. I've heard of people having similar problems after getting hit with Sasser. After removing it, it had left some residual damage behind on the system.

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hmm... I can reinstall win2k and keep all my programs on the hd right? Maybe I should try that... I've tried everything else... swapping memory, turning off virtual memory... it only happens with certain programs though... netscape, aol im, ie... it doesn't happen with yahoo messenger. Most other programs it happens with however. So, maybe just reinstall win2k while keeping all my files?
 

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I've seen failing boards cause that from bad capacitors, but 9 out of 10 times you can actually SEE if the capacitors have problems (swollen tops or leaking bottoms, or stains on the top).

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Take crashman's advice and check what he suggests first. That won't take very long and is a worth a shot.

If it comes down to trying the reinstall, then you can try reinstalling over your current install, that might or might not work depending. If it doesn't, I'd bite the bullet, wipe the drive, and do a complete reinstall. No matter which method you try, BACKUP YOUR DATA FIRST.

Before going this far, maybe hold out and see if there are any more suggestions offered.

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What does a bad capacitor look like? (edit: I'll go and do an internet search)

<P ID="edit"><FONT SIZE=-1><EM>Edited by lmulder on 09/20/04 08:44 AM.</EM></FONT></P>
 

endyen

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The caps you are most concerned with are near your chip. They are small cylinders with flat tops. If there is gunk that has oozed out, or if the top is no longer flat, there's your problem.