Ok, for some time now I've been experiencing random BSODs and its starting to slowly drive me crazy! Normally I'm pretty good at troubleshooting these sort of things, but this has got me stumped. Everytime it crashes, I get a different error message, despite the crash being easy to replicate.
Things that cause crashes:
Browsing file system (My computer) - very occasionally
Browing Internet - Again very rarely.
STEAM! Downloading purchased games is pretty much guaranteed to cause bsod every 10-15 min. Validating downloaded files causes similar problems.
Things that don't cause / flag problems:
Playing games - My system is rock solid once I'm actually in a game, it just doesn't like downloading them.
Memtest86 - Doesn't find any errors.
Chkdsk - on all drives/partitions
Swapping RAM in and out doesn't make any difference.
I have an entry in the netflix competition, which requires my computer to run for days on end, using all 4 cores at 100% utilization and most of the memory, with sporadic (every 2-3 hours, files of several hundred mb), harddrive access - no problems at all.
To me this doesn't make much sense! The system runs fine when I'm doing something intensive, but when its doing the easy stuff.... And the error messages keep changing:
Error messages I've seen:
STOP: 0x00000050 - PAGE_FAULT_IN_NONPAGED_AREA
STOP: 0x0000008E - Win32k.sys
STOP: 0x00000024 - NTFS.sys
STOP: 0x000000D3 - IsApNp.sys
Basic System specs below:
Windows XP - Service pack 3
Radion X1950 Pro
Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 G0 Stepping (2.4GHz 1066MHz) Socket 775 L2 8MB Cache
ASrock 4CoreDual-SATA2 - homepage
2x SATA Harddrives
Any assistance that anyone could give would be much appreciated.