WinXP Random Restarts

  Aldred_85 12:16 24 Jan 03

hello all, right the problem is with XP restarting randomly as described by the title. This problem is very intermitant, although it does happen more often if i leave the comp on the log on screen for anymore than about a minute. I'll log on, wait for the HD activity light to stop open any program(even my doc sumtimes!) and without notice it will just restart. Upon reloading the logon screen unless I keep moving the mouse it will completely freeze, thus another restart is required, by which time i get so cheesed off i'll just walk off!
If its any help i can give the the numbers it gives upon loading after a restart at the system error screen:

BCCode : 1000008e BCP1 : C0000005 BCP2 : F3A5555F BCP3 : F3BA485C
BCP4 : 00000000 OSVer : 5_1_2600 SP : 0_0 Product : 768_1

If anyone can help me its much appreciated,
Dave Aldred

  VoG™ 12:23 24 Jan 03

Start, Control Panel, System, Advanced tab.

Startup and recovery Settings button.

Take the tick out of "Automatically restart"

The next time you have a failure, you will get a BSOD with error message(s) which should help to pinpoint the cause.

  Aldred_85 12:43 24 Jan 03

Cheers i've done that, so im half way there, i wont put resloved till i find out what is actually happening, ill put a post up when i find out, thanx again.

  Aldred_85 13:40 24 Jan 03

Right then, i've turned it off and got the comp to crash to blue screen and it said:
A problem has been detected, etc etc

Technical information
***Stop: 0x0000008E (0x0000005, 0xF2AB355F, 0xF2D9885C, 0x00000000)

Filem.sys - address F2AB355F base at F2AB3000, Datestamp 3c45c74c


Any one got any ideas, im lost!! :(

  VoG™ 18:14 24 Jan 03

Well I'm none the wiser either but this will get you back to the top.

I found a couple of MS Knowledgebase articles that referred to similar (NOT identical) errors.

One reckoned that SP1 would correct the error (have you got SP1?).

The other - relating to setting up XP - suggested removing memory modules one at a time (always leaving at least 128 Mb) to isolate faulty RAM.

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