XP Lockups - failing H/W diagnostics?

  Morz 14:50 25 Dec 05

Recently getting regular lockups.

Event Viewer (Application) ERROR msg says -

"Event provider attempted to register query 'select' from AMI_Win_****_DiagEvent whose target class 'AMI_Win_****_DiagEvent does not exist. The query will be ignored".

String of 11 to 13 of these error messages appear after lockup where "****" is zipls120,
processor, video, network, modem, AGP, parallel, harddisk, CDROMDVD, floppy, audio, serial and memory.
Looked in 'Services' and found AMI DiagEventService STOPPED and wouldn't start saying that exe file missing.

Any advice for a bewildered novice??

(after u've 'ad yer dinner like!)

  Totally-braindead 15:00 25 Dec 05

Presumming its Windows XP you have, have you tried System Restore?

  Morz 16:31 25 Dec 05

Hi Totally-braindead -
Wud u please remind me what's involved there?

It's not a total reload is it?


  VoG II 16:34 25 Dec 05

Start, All Programs, Accessories, System Tools, System Restore

Or: Start, Run, type


and click OK.

  Totally-braindead 17:46 25 Dec 05

It will just "restore" the system to what it was before, you may have to try it with a couple of different dates but it does solve a lot of problems.

  Morz 18:40 25 Dec 05

Thanks chaps -

Taking the least onerous option first what about trying to restore the missing file - using MS's System File Checker?

Strangly, For XP, MS Support don't actually tell u the PATH to where u type in 'scannow'.

(They do for ME which is - progs, assessories, systools, SysInfo, SysfileChecker but, in XP, there's no SysFileChecker tab from SysInfo).

Anyone shed lite?

btw, get lockups when trying to come out of Standby - not whilst PC active.

  VoG II 18:44 25 Dec 05
  Morz 19:08 25 Dec 05

VoG -

WOW! that shud keep me quiet for the rest of the Christmas !

thanks again

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