I have a Windows 7 PC that is used predominately as a HTPC using Windows Media Player.
It constantly bluescreens. When I analyse the minidump files, windbg says that ntkrnlpa,exe is the most likely cause and
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An attempt was made to access a pageable (or completely invalid) address at an
interrupt request level (IRQL) that is too high. This is usually
caused by drivers using improper addresses.
If a kernel debugger is available get the stack backtrace.
Arg1: 00800005, memory referenced
Arg2: 00000002, IRQL
Arg3: 00000001, bitfield :
bit 0 : value 0 = read operation, 1 = write operation
bit 3 : value 0 = not an execute operation, 1 = execute operation (only on chips which support this level of status)
Arg4: 82c87406, address which referenced memory
I haven't changed any hardware. I don't know if anything has failed on the board. Once I had to pop the BIOS battery to reset the BIOS so it would boot.
Is this likely to be a software or hardware fault?
It's specs are:
AMD Athlon II X2 250
2 Gb RAM (single stick, Kingston?)
ASUS M4A87TD/USB3 motherboard
2x WinFast DTV2000 DS dual digital TV tuner cards
Gigabyte NVidia GeForce 210 graphics