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Physical Memory Dump recurring?

I keep getting error "KMODE_EXCEPTION_NOT_HANDLED" and puter shuts down to do memory dump! No warning nothing. Then reboots itself w/C drive scan etc..

Never had this happen w/win 98 SE or XP. Is this a 2000 pro issue? One I can fix?

Win 2000 pro
256 sdram
6G hd @ 60% capicity.

It is a slower and older puter but it ran 98SE using more HD and didnt have this issue. Reformatted hd and installed 2000 pro. Am I lucky this is the only issue im having?


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For this machine?

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I'd start with the usual. Power down, remove the case, remove the dust bunnies, shoot the fans and heatsinks with compressed air from a can, power up to check the fans and then put the cover on.

Fixes it 99% of the time given such a machine.

In closing, not a word about how you finished installing Windows 2000? Drivers, drivers and more drivers that Microsoft doesn't do for you or tell you about.


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A sincere thanks Bob!
As for the drivers...
I started w/MS full updates offered at their site. Any add ons or plugins I then went to the manuf. sites and updated anything offered. Installed what I had for discs for other software then went to their sites and updated.
What else might I be missing here? Any specific sites for driver updates?

I did find one item in event viewer saying "Realtek PCI Fast Ethernet Adapter not working" has been uninstalled or other problem..? Just found this last night and have yet to investigate.

Thanks again,

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For instance, motherboard drivers.

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Microsoft does not supply current drivers.

I didn't find what motherboard your machine has but here's an example .INF I would use from for the BX chipset based system ->

The network card you noted is the CHIPSET that was used and not the make and model. Use the MAKE and MODEL to find its drivers.


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motherboard drivers, ok

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Ok so I have an AOPEN motherboard #MX3WPRO V so I should go to AOPEN's home page and look for driver updates there ?

Actually (duh) I have the downloaded copy of extensive data on my motherboard from the shop I purchased the used puter from. It probably has specific location info for this maybe? I will dig it out and see.
Thanks again!

PS: Is there and/or where might I find any bios updates? Anything else im missing? Im on it!

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That's helpful.

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While the BIOS is at its maker, this Intel 810/810e Chipset based MX3WPro could use the Intel .INF driver package from my experience. The AD1881V2 sound system may send you back to the maker's web site for sound.


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helpful but?

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Not sure I should be playing in this area based on my knowledge level.

Went to intel site and not sure what to download or even if it done as any other simple download? Do I need to turn off all running programs like Zone Alarm, AVG, anti spyware, etc..? Does it self install? etc...????

Went to AOpens site and found a AGP driver update for win 2000 but download page would not open. Error said could not view page, site may be down or need to adjust browser settings,......Also found sound system update but have not tried that one yet. The only mirror site for US is in San Jose and its the one that didnt work?

Upon following links at intel site got mostly Japanese pages.....

Just not familiar with this type of upgrading. Unchartered territory for me but eager to learn.

Fatally killed my newer XP Sony pc trying to install SP2 cause didnt know I had to first turn off roxio go back! Go Back read SP2 as an intrusion and began eating up misc. files!! Puter is dead now. I plan on reformatting and installing 2000 as that is the only cd I have but lost lots of good data! Just gun shy now! It was not a total loss but rather an expensive lesson! lol. Newer dead puter is on floor gathering dust bunnies now!

I say this after quickly reading some info on above sites re: install download utility before downloading some upgrades, read "THIS" before installing upgrades, do not upgrade before doing this, etc.....Frankly I dont know this from that so shaky in this area now.

I have the intel 810 ICH chipset if this helps? Also at AOpen site lots of extreemly similar downloads ie. size, name, function are exactly same but w/diff. serial #'s, etc.. confusing for me.

However I AM a willing student!

A sincere thank you!

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Stick with the motherboard maker for ...

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addy for motherboard

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correct Intel download page?

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