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L1 Cache Faulty?

Q: L1 Cache Faulty?

Hi guys My friend brought over his pc an ECS K SEM with ghz Athlon and ram running xp Everything has worked fine since being built over years ago A few days ago he started running into major trouble The computer continually runs into bad pool caller or other BSOD s although many times it just reboots itself before even getting past the XP loading screen It will do the same in safe mode Now i have tried everything testing ram power supply video card cables hard drive Faulty? Cache L1 i even tried putting a different hard drive and trying to install windows xp and it reboots or freezes at the first screen where you can do repair new install etc Then i decided to upgrade BIOS no help Now here s the strange part i disabled the L cpu cache and it will boot normally into windows and will navigate and stay on as long as i ve allowed it although slow as molasses in january is an understatement totally not useable in this state However does this mean that the processor or it s L cache could be faulty I should mention that when i did boot up with L cache off it came up with a LSA shell export version error and later that it recovered from a L1 Cache Faulty? serious L1 Cache Faulty? error on nov the same time he started having trouble He has SP and had been up to date with updates and virus definitions Any info is appreciated this one is proving to be a tough one for me nbsp

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A: L1 Cache Faulty?

It is possible you have a bad CPU. I would suggest getting another socket A cpu of any time just to test with, if you can.
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A:BSOD 116 faulty graphics card or faulty drivers?

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A:Trojan.cache.cache Removal Problems... Please Help!

Please print out or save this page to your desktop in order to assist you when carrying out the following instructions.

Update Ewido Security Suite, Do not run it yet

Before you do anything else, please create a folder for HijackThis and put it in a permanent folder (like C:\HJT) instead of the Temp folder. This is required because HijackThis will create backups and we don't want them to be deleted.

Boot Into Safe Mode
Restart your computer and boot into Safe Mode by hitting the F8 key repeatedly until a menu shows up (and choose Safe Mode from the list). In some systems, this may be the F5 key, so try that if F8 doesn't work.

View Hidden Files and Folders
Go to My Computer >Tools >Folder Options >View tab and make sure that Show hidden files and folders is enabled. Also make sure that the System Files and Folders are showing / visible. Uncheck the Hide protected operating system files option.

Potential Uninstallations
Click > Start > Control Panel > Add / Remove Programs and uninstall the following programs:

Spyware Killer - It?s rogueware (or known to be rogueware in the past) and we highly recommend that you uninstall it. Rogue/Suspect means that these products are of unknown, questionable, or dubious value as anti-spyware protection.

Stop NT Service

Part1 Click Start>Run, type services.msc into the Open editbox and click the Ok button.
Locate the " Microsoft Configuration Loader " service and double-click on it to open the Properties dialog.
Click the Stop button.
In the Startup type dropdown select Disabled.
Click the Apply button and then the Ok button.
Do the same for Microsoft Windows
Close the Services window
Part 2 In HijackThis go to config >> Misc. Tools >> Delete an NT Service...
Copy/paste the line below into the text field:
Microsoft Configuration Loader
Click "OK" and then "NO" when is asks you if you want to reboot.
DO THE SAME FOR Microsoft Windows
Again Do Not Reboot yet

Start HijackThis Fix
From your current HijackThis Screen click "back" at bottom right, and then "scan" at bottom left.
Check the following entries (make sure you do not miss any)

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar =
R1 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar =
R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\SearchURL,(Default) =
R3 - URLSearchHook: (no name) - _{CFBFAE00-17A6-11D0-99CB-00C04FD64497} - (no file)
O2 - BHO: (no name) - SOFTWARE - (no file)
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [UpdReg] C:\WINDOWS\Updreg.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [tkbshesa] C:\WINDOWS\rqpafz.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [zzb2] c:\WINDOWS\System32\zzb2.exe
O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [wogjvglagr] C:\WINDOWS\System32\bchvpezl.exe
O4 - HKCU\..\Run: [SpyKiller] C:\Program Files\SpyKiller\spykiller.exe /startup
O16 - DPF: {F5192746-22D6-41BD-9D2D-1E75D14FBD3C} -
O16 - DPF: {FDDCE9FF-1FC6-413C-80B1-37B101FDA1D4} -
O23 - Service: Microsoft Configuration Loader - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\svchost.exe
O23 - Service: Microsoft Windows - Unknown owner - C:\WINDOWS\svchost.exe

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Run Downloaded Programs
Run a Full system scan in Ewido Security Suite When Finished SAVE THE LOG!!

File/Folder Deletions
Delete the following Files indicated in RED and Folders indicated in BLUE if they still exist.

C:\Program Files\SpyKiller\

Reboot your system in Normal Mode.

Please run a Scan at any 2 of the Following sites
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A:16MB Cache and 32MB Cache??

as you probably know the bigger the cache the more data the HD can have ready for processing , there was a general feeling after tests i saw last year that anything over 8MB made very little differance in terms of hard drive performance

and as for gaming you certainly wont see any differance in performance unless you have a low end rig and very little memory and i dont suppose your gonna be building yourself one of those

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A:localhost cache vs ip cache

I understand that the issue is solved...
...but I wanted to make a comment/question:

You can disable the service named DNS Client. This means that you don't need to flush the DNS cache - since there will be no cache to flush. (Well, there will be no DNS cache at the OS level. Browsers still DNS cache info until they exit RAM.) If I'm understanding your post correctly, flushing DNS cache was just something that you tried and it turned out to have nothing to do with your problem. The info about disabling the caching service is just FYI at this point.

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When on the same computer, does it not work to use that computer's static IP address?
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A:Faulty PSU?

Please download MiniToolBox , save it to your desktop and run it.
Checkmark the following checkboxes:
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List Installed Programs
List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
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A:Faulty PC

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A:Faulty GPU or MB?

Mostly when I have same sort of problems with my PC I run Hiren`s Boot CD when my computer starts up.
It has alot of test tools that can help you determine the problem, maybe try it out, see what you can uncover.
Hiren's Boot CD
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A:faulty AIM

welcome to tsg

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A:Faulty PSU

Just buy a psu tester as they do not cost much and use it. If the psu test bad then replace it not repair it.
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A:Faulty Ram?

The best way to test your RAM is to download Memtest86 and run it overnight. If it passes that the RAM isn't your problem.
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A:Faulty cpu?

It sounds like you may have dislodged/bumped the heatsink. I would suggest reseating it with some good thermal paste.
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A:Faulty CPU ?

I doubt it's your cpu. If your cpu was bad, nothing would work right. You couldn't have seen anything on the screen if your cpu was bad.

Are you loading xp? If so, it has it's own drive format utility built in.
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I'd pick up one of these memory tests, install the memory as the only RAM in the system, and run them. Try moving the memory to different slots to see if the location affects the errors. ANY errors running these tests for any length of time is a problem.

Microsoft Memory Diagnostic

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Things to check.....
Cables to the drive and motherboard are seated all the way in.
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Try these out first before assuming you need a new drive.
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I'd test the RAM to be sure its good:
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Is your computer slow at restarting?
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Does the Chkdsk give you any error on the Z drive? Might check all cabling and be sure everything is tight. You talked about C: AND F: on One HDD and X: AND Y: on the other, where does Z fit in?
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A sony Vaio with norton on it has to be THE worst combination there is!!!!!!!
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What type of internet connection do you have?

Post your numbers form here:
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A:Faulty CD-Rom

If the drive is bad change it. They’re not that expensive and even name brand drive break, I've had brand new CD drives do the same thing worked five minutes ago then suddenly nothing, the tray open and closed but nothing else works, 9 of those drives where BTC's never buy any product that BTC makes they are all trash. *click here for a CD drive
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A:Faulty NAS

Do you assign IP numbers on your network, or do you let the router do so?

If DHCP Server is enabled on the router, it'll assign an IP#. If not, then DHCP won't even be detected. Now, if you DO have DHCP Server enabled on the router, you're probably looking at another dud - this time with the nic in the NAS being bad where the other one was a bad controller. Or even a bad cable.
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A:Faulty cpu or the mb?

Go back to the most basic setup you can imagine...
One memory module, one video connection, and a cd or a simple hard drive... or an external floppy drive with a Windows 98 disk.
Attempt a boot.
If no boot, change to the other memory module. Attempt another boot.

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A:Is my PSU faulty?

" id be angry "

LOL - you'll be even angrier if you don't and your sweet mobo gets gerfunkled.

Yes, that is TOO low on the 12v rail. Whether that reading is accurate or not is another question. Getting a measurement off of a 12v fan lead might verify that if you have a tester available.
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A:Faulty RAM?

Are you having trouble with your keyboard, or is English not your first language?
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A:Faulty HDD?

Oh well, it's all academic now as I've got an RMA sorted, collection tomorrow and then replacement drive in a few days.

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Boot from a floppy with CD support. Does it work then?

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Get free stuff and help out a poor computer tech:
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Do a memtest
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The memory test will help also.
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A:I think something might be faulty. Help please.

You forgot to post the detailed specs of your hardware.
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Does your friend have a 500W PSU so they can test your GPU with their PSU? If they can test just the GPU, it might answer your question.

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Open the case and check that all cables are secured firmly.

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A:My faulty Laptop

I share your doubts about the "resistors and capacitors".

With amost all components being surface mount, bery little on the motherboard is "serviceable" to that extent.

But if it is new, why are you paying for service? Revert to XP and if it still persists send it back under warranty. And don't use cracked software.

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Please show for when you have a connection and again for when you do not ...

Start, Run, CMD, OK to open a command prompt:
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this is optional and not necessary

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Probably a chip fault but is it worth taking the heatsink off an reapplying paste ?
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Specs posted bellow I custom built my pc from parts from newegg last January and has the faulty Which is part one? been running smoothly until recently Skyrim looks gorgeous on it and I don t know what a loading screen looks like haha P Ever since I installed WoW again my video card started crashing and restoring right back after mins of having WoW freakin WoW of all things cripples my pc open or even just at the character select screen but it was always only once per start up It got worse last week and started freezing crashing and not restoring back at all even without any kind of game running sometimes I wanted to do a fresh install of windows Which part is the faulty one? and wiped my harddrive clean and I was able to successfully back up my stuff and reinstall windows but when I logged into the brand new account for the first time and tried Which part is the faulty one? to install any drivers it froze again After that it couldn t even get to the login screen before freezing usually stopped at the windows logo My first though in beginning was that it was the video card so I switched the video card with another that was working and that worked for a bit in the beginning but once it got to the point where the pc freezes before logging into windows neither card made a difference I just got a new motherboard thinking that might be the problem and put everything together perfectly and it turns on with lights and all fans running but now there s nothing on the screen at all I d like to think I m good with pcs but I m stumped on what I need to do to get my pc back Theres the right amount of CPUpaste and I had CoreTemp and another widget gadget monitoring my video card so I know for sure the temps aren t getting higher than Celsius in there My next ideas were to go look at new CPUs or a new video card Given that the vcard I switched with wasn t of the same performance caliber as my original Any advice or theories would be greatly appreciated Thanks Motherboard MSI A-G CPU AMD Phenom II RAM G Skill Ripjaws GB x GB DDR Video Card EVGA NVidia Geforce GTX just no quot ti quot Harddrive WesternDigital WD EARX Power Corsair TX w OS Windows professional bit nbsp

A:Which part is the faulty one?

OK, I am not understanding the following;
I just got a new motherboard (thinking that might be the problem) and put everything together perfectly and it turns on with lights and all fans running but now there's nothing on the screen at all. Click to expand...

Then this;
so I know for sure the temps aren't getting higher than 60Celsius in there. Click to expand...

If you cannot get a display with the new board, how can you know what the temps are?

Next have you read and followed the steps in the guide at the top of the page for problem builds?
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I built a gaming pc last month and everything works except for playing games everytime I try to play a game I get a red screen of death within the first - minutes I have gotton support from the developers of the games and I have troubleshooted just about everything you could think of Even when I run furmark or unigine heaven benchmark my pc gets a red screen crash within the first minutes it isn't an over heating problem becasue I the gpu temps don't go past celcius and the cpu don't go past celcius Every crash I get the dump psu? defective faulty gpu or files point to ntoskrnl exe driver has to do with memory has casued the crash When my pc crashes all of my components and fans are still running and the gpu is running just as it did before the crash that's why I don't think it is a psu problem not supplying enough power but a gpu problem for some reason once it is required to work for a while it craps out Here is everything I have tried and any advice of what I should rma first the gpu or psu I have defective gpu or faulty psu? not updated the bios on my motherboard should I try this Should I contact asrock first so they don't void my warranty -ran memtest for passes error ram is fine -ran defective gpu or faulty psu? sfc scanner -scanned my hard drive no problems found -unninstalled antivirus -tried to play a game in clean boot environment still got the crash -did a clean install of amd drivers multiple times -clean install of windows twice -troubleshooted with steam and developers of the games and nothing worked -I tried more things but if you bring them up I will remember of I tried it -I have attempted many more things I can't list everythig here here are my parts https pcpartpicker com user shadybk saved any advice would be greatly appreciated If you want dump I can provide them but everyone that has looked at them can't find anything specific I have tried looking at the event viewer but I don't understand most of the language the computer uses

A:defective gpu or faulty psu?

I looked up ntoskrnl.exe and hit on the Tom's Hardware site. Go here Ntoskrnl Windows 10 and see if anything helps you there.

This tells me it could even be your motherboard. Although, generally, high video usage generally will get you errors, so it could be the video card. Or even faulty RAM. I think the PSU would be the least suspect of all, then the motherboard, you say RAM is fine, so for me, I'd have the video card checked.

Are you playing only one game or several? If only one, that could be suspect also.
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I have been suffering from an increased number of Blue Screens recently and it appears to be down to a memory issue. I ran the memory diagnostic tool in Vista today and it said there were erros. After going into the Event Log I got the following information about the error, is there anyway to tell which memory module is bad without removing them one by one?


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EventID 1102

Version 0

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[ SystemTime] 2009-04-25T12:02:37.293Z

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- Execution

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[ ThreadID] 2096

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- Results

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A:Faulty Ram -But which module?

No there really isn't. I would remove one and run the test again then replace it and do again. While the memory test in Windows is better than nothing I would still run memtest86 before making any decisions and run it for 4 full tests where each one has 8 passes and then you will know for sure. Do it with only 1 stick in each time. Any errors at all mean you have the culprit.