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Posted on Tuesday, January 14, 2003 - 6:20 am:   

Hi, guys.It will be long storry. :)
Firstly I want to describe my PC:
AMD Duron 12000
Seagate HDD 20G
CH830 AMD Family motherboard, on board video, audio cards.
BIOS (it says when I start the computer) May 2002 A8.
Common CD-Room - 54X max and Sony CD-Rewriter 48x12x48.
OS - c:\Windows XP, D:\Windows 2000 Advanced Server

I have the kind of problem I can’t sort out by OS or any other software. But I’m so bad in hardware...
I install 2000 just because my XP is unstable; it crushes often, but need to work.
The kind of crushes:
It has begun form IE. It just showed me message like: "IE made error in xxx. IE will be closed now." (I do not write the error, because that time the error was “unknown”, but now, after many and many reinstallations, recoveries, repairs it still crushes from time to time in different libraries, the common ones and most usual are: ntdll.dll, mshtml.dll even shell32.dll and win32k.sys! What I do? I’m asking my friend to send me the library it crushed on by MSN and I just replace them… yeah, it helps.) After IE - Windows Media Player start crushing, after WMP even DreamweaverMX! Restart was helping just for a wild.
Firstly I suggest it was virus, but believe me - I did everything! I format it using different programs (DOS, Partition Magic8), I did format it in low level, I checked it in other computer, by plugging my HDD as slave. I got program, that checking HDD in low level and recover bad clusters and doing I don’t know what else, because when I started it after first test – it said – the HDD is fine, nothing to do.
Also I was going to check RAM, but it takes so long. I still didn’t find time for it.
Now the main things:
Beside the software crushes also from time to time I getting that “blue screen of dead”: “Windows was shut down to prevent damage on your computer, if it’s first time…. ( but this happened many times, when I shutting down or starting or installing the Windows) If it’s not first time try to disable BIOS memory cashing or shadowing. (I disablde just cashing, but I still getting that blue screen) Or remove newly installed hardware or software (there is no new hardware or software).” And then it starts dumping a memory.
In “Event Viewer” were many errors. There are some of them that I found more important and my solutions:
System errors:
Ntfs error: “Partition table on this HDD are corrupt… bla-bla (can’t remember, sorry)” – I reinstall WinXP on FAT32.
RaMan error: “Remote Access Connection Manager failed to start, because it could not create a buffer” - I did disable RA, but I still getting this errors.
Service Control Manager error: “The Internet Connection Firewall (ICF) / Internet Connection Sharing (ICS) service depends on the Remote Access Connection Manager service which failed to start because of the following error: The request is not supported.” – don’t know what to do.
The more important error I got (imho) is – acpi error: “AMLI: ACPI BIOS is attempting to write to an illegal IO port address (0x70), which lies in the 0x70 - 0x71 protected address range. This could lead to system instability. Please contact your system vendor for technical assistance.”
Mostly because of this I’m writing here. My suggestion there is something wrong with I BIOS. The one guy who works with hardware said it could be conflict somewhere between BIOS and RAM. And actually he told me about this web site, he said that here can help me. Please. Help.

O! Yeah, one more thing: when I trying to install XP or 2000 from CD, the setup is not running from cd, I have to use boot floppies. But this is alright, I don’t mind, but when I put in CD whit Win2k Advanced Server in CD-room when I logged on in XP, setup sais me: “Your CD-Room is old, and setup cannot run from CD” It doesn’t matter what cd-room I use, the massage is the same. Yes, I know that win2k won’t run if I’m in XP, but before it says “You have newer OS. The setup cannot upgrade.” I getting that thing about my not old CD-Rooms.

Thanx in advance. Sorry I wrote so much, I just was trying to clear all things out.
Posted on Tuesday, January 14, 2003 - 11:09 am:   

again got that blue screen in start up of XP... XP won't start :(
I'm on Win2k

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