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Windows 7: Random BSODs for a month, 0x000000a and 0x100008e

22 Dec 2012   #1

Windows 7 Professional 32
Random BSODs for a month, 0x000000a and 0x100008e

So that's it. I've been having random BSODs for a month now. I used Bluescreenview and it accused halmacpi.dll and ntkrnlpa.exe to be causing the problem but I couldn't find much information about them on the internet.

I even reinstalled windows but after a while it started BSODing again.

It seems to be video card related cause I read about someone having a similar problem so I uninstalled ATI Catalyst and the BSODs decreased in how often they appear but it hasn't solved the problem.

Could anyone help me with this one?

Tks in advance.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
22 Dec 2012   #2
x BlueRobot


BugCheck A, {c0120098, 2, 1, 82cf648e}

Probably caused by : memory_corruption ( nt!MiIdentifyPfn+1ed )
Usual causes:  Kernel mode driver, System Service, BIOS, Windows, Virus scanner, Backup tool, compatibility
memory_corruption doesn't necessary mean that a RAM module is faulty, it can also point to a object which corrupted the RAM at the time of the crash, for instance a corrupted driver or program. Paging files and the CPU caches can also be causes.

Follow these steps -

Test for any corrupted drivers, by running Driver Verifier for least 24 hours, stop the test if a BSOD occurs before this time frame. Driver Verifier will place stress on the drivers within your system, which will cause corrupted drivers to crash and hopefully be pinpointed. More Help and Information with Driver Verifier - Using Driver Verifier to identify issues with Drivers

Memory:Run Memtest86+ for least 7-8 passes, and preferably overnight as it can take a while to fully complete.

Test each RAM stick individually, if an error is found then move the same RAM stick into the next DIMM slot and test again, if errors are found for the same RAM stick in every available slot then you have a faulty RAM module. On the other hand, if no errors are found in the next slot or the other slots for the same RAM module, then you have a faulty DIMM slot.

Test each RAM stick and every motherboard DIMM slot available.

Upload .NFO file:

Start > Type: msinfo32 > File, Save

The current file which is uploaded is reported as corrupted for some reason.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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