Hi, this is a problem that has only just recently begun. My computer is about 1.5 years old (bought Jan 06). Ive been getting crashes to a blue screen and have managed to track down that the stop error shown: STOP: 0x0000008E (0x0000005, variations of numerics and letters follow but never the same combination) is that of a memory violation.
As such I have downloaded and run a number of RAM and HDD boot device checks which did single out one of my strips of RAM as being faulty (currently sent back for replacement).
This seemed to solve the issue for about an hour before the system crashed again.
The crashes are random but do become more frequent when using programmes such as Battlefield and watching videos.
Im running on XP Pro SP2, got an ATI Sapphire 512 G.card, 3.06Ghz Intel processor and 1.5gb of RAM (before removal of the faulty strip). Ive looked for and updated all drivers except my BIOS as i can't seem to find the company; its called Award Medallion.
I have also run virus checks chkdsk/f runs in the command prompt and registry scans and repairs.
Any help in sorting this out would be greatly appreciated as it is become so what of a nuisance when trying to use my comp an it keeps crashing.