Error messages



John
07-10-2005, 12:51 AM
Hi,
During pc repairs and installations I frequently ecounter STOP: Error
Messages. At the moment I have to access the internet to be able to
decipher the error message. Is there any kind of utilty or a listing of
STOP Error messages out there that would be of some use.

Kind regards

John Lee

Li'l Roberto
07-10-2005, 12:51 AM
"John" <johnlee2509@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
news:eiy2e4PZFHA.3272@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> Hi,
> During pc repairs and installations I frequently ecounter STOP: Error
> Messages. At the moment I have to access the internet to be able to
> decipher the error message. Is there any kind of utilty or a listing of
> STOP Error messages out there that would be of some use.
>
> Kind regards
>
> John Lee

here is an excellent resource on stop errors, courtesy of Jim Eshelman
http://aumha.org/win5/kbestop.htm

rgds
Li'l Roberto

David Candy
07-10-2005, 12:51 AM
Try all the following with existing dump files but you can also turn on the
Driver Verifier (type verifier in Start Run and follow the wizard). This is
strict checking of all drivers (so it makes computer slower). This may give
different error messages and pinpoint one driver that is not crashing but
causing another driver to crash. If you can't start after enabling verifier
choose Last Known Good Configuration at the Failed Boot menu (which will
start without verifier).

Get your XP CD and install Windows Support Tools.


Type in start run after installing and rebooting


pstat > "%userprofile%\desktop\driverl­ist.txt"


The last table in this file is a list of loaded drivers. Other things apart
from hardware uses drivers. Post the list of drivers (the last table only -
REPEAT THE LAST TABLE O N L Y ) or match the fault address to the driver.


If you have the XP SP2 Security Update CD (else see
http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/­devtools/debugging/symbolpkg.m­spx
)


Install symbols from <CD Drive Letter>:\SUPPORT\SYMBOLS


Download
http://www.microsoft.com/whdc/­devtools/debugging/installx86.­mspx


Load the crash dump file into windbg (File - Load Crash Dump and it's in
c:\windows\minidump) and READ WHAT IT SAYS (you may need to tell it where
the symbol files are), then
Type
!Analyze -v
into Windbg's command line.
(this will hopefully tell you the faulty component)

If a minidump doesn't help use a kernel dump, if that doesn't help create a
full dump.

You can look up specific details here
http://msdn.microsoft.com/library/default.asp?url=/library/en-us/ddtools/hh/
ddtools/BCIntro_ea8b9fd0-2d81-4a04-a7ed-c1c6a80bd501.xml.asp

If it indicates faulty memory might be the cause you can get a memory tester
here
http://oca.microsoft.com/en/wi­ndiag.asp


If it mentions a core windows system file, meaning it a MS fix is required,
upload a minidump to

http://oca.microsoft.com

Also try typing the main error code in Help while online (ie,
Stop 0x50
and also try in the 8 digit form
stop 0x00000050)
and if there are too many hits use a filename if available. Generally memory
addresses are different for each computer (as each computer has a different
mix of drivers) so parameters aren't that useful for searching.


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"John" <johnlee2509@btopenworld.com> wrote in message news:eiy2e4PZFHA.3272@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> Hi,
> During pc repairs and installations I frequently ecounter STOP: Error
> Messages. At the moment I have to access the internet to be able to
> decipher the error message. Is there any kind of utilty or a listing of
> STOP Error messages out there that would be of some use.
>
> Kind regards
>
> John Lee
>
>

John
07-10-2005, 12:51 AM
Thanks for the quick reply guys.

Regards

John

"John" <johnlee2509@btopenworld.com> wrote in message
news:eiy2e4PZFHA.3272@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl...
> Hi,
> During pc repairs and installations I frequently ecounter STOP: Error
> Messages. At the moment I have to access the internet to be able to
> decipher the error message. Is there any kind of utilty or a listing of
> STOP Error messages out there that would be of some use.
>
> Kind regards
>
> John Lee
>


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