WIN 2000 *** STOP: Message

  GazMaz 09:50 23 Nov 2004

I keep getting the following message.
*** STOP: 0x00000050 (0XE1562000, 0x00000000, 0XBFC18E06, 0x00000001)

It then goes on saying this could be a recently installed hardware (non installed) or software! How recent, I have had numerous reboot / start up's since my last software UPDATE/INSTALL.

aaaaaaahhhhhhhhhhh I hate Windows! Right got that off my chest.

Can anyone point me in a direction that might help?

If I reboot in safe mode then restart Win 2000 boots normally!

I have done Virus Checks, Defrags both in normal and Safe Modes hhhheeeeeelllllllppppp.

What should I do now as this message is not really very informative.

Thanks in advance.

  JoeC 09:57 23 Nov 2004

This Stop message occurs when requested data is not found in memory. The system generates a fault, which normally indicates that the system looks for data in the paging file. In this circumstance, however, the missing data is identified as being located within an area of memory that cannot be paged out to disk. The system faults, but cannot find, the data and is unable to recover. Faulty hardware, a buggy system service, antivirus software, and a corrupted NTFS volume can all generate this type of error.

User Action:
This Stop message usually occurs after the installation of faulty hardware or in the event of failure of installed hardware (usually related to defective RAM, either main memory, L2 RAM cache, or video RAM). If hardware has been added to the system recently, remove it to see if the error recurs. If existing hardware has failed, remove or replace the faulty component. Run hardware diagnostics supplied by the system manufacturer. For details on these procedures, see the owners manual for your computer. Another cause of this Stop message is the installation of a buggy system service. Disable the service and determine if this resolves the error. If so, contact the manufacturer of the system service about a possible update. If the error occurs during system startup, restart your computer, and press F8 at the character-mode menu that displays the operating system choices. At the resulting Windows 2000 Advanced Options menu, choose the Last Known Good Configuration option. This option is most effective when only one driver or service is added at a time. Antivirus software can also trigger this Stop message. Disable the program and determine if this resolves the error. If it does, contact the manufacturer of the program about a possible update. A corrupted NTFS volume can also generate this Stop message. Run Chkdsk /f /r to detect and repair disk errors. Restart the system before the disk scan begins on a system partition. If the hard disk is SCSI, check for problems between the SCSI controller and the disk. Finally, check the System Log in Event Viewer for additional error messages that might help pinpoint the device or driver causing the error. Disabling memory caching of the BIOS might also resolve it.

  GazMaz 11:54 23 Nov 2004

I ran Chkdsk /f /r, and it replaced a bad cluster

Fixed now many thanks


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