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Thread: hyper threading probs




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    Ok here's my problem i recently upgraded my 1.9 p4 to a 3.06 ht p4 and when i booted the pc windows said it detected new hardware and installed drivers, now i started getting the "BSOD"

    WORKER_THREAD_RETURNED_AT_BAD_IRQL

    I have looked the error message up and i think it refures to a bad driver.

    So rebooted the pc in last known good configuration and it has removed the drivers for hyper threading i think, well i know its still enabled in the bios but not according to windows but the pc runs fine no "BSOD" anymore
    So i went into the bios again and dissabled it then enabled it again and rebooted and same thing happens windows installes something and then starts to crash again whats windows instaling and why does it cause my pc to "BSOD" all the time??? It even does it when i disable ht in the bios so im sure it is what windows installes that is causing the problem please help!!!
    My specs are...
    Emermax v770 case
    460w Enermax psu
    P4 3.06 @ 3.44
    Crutial ddr400 2 x 512mb in dual channel
    GA8SQ800 ultra
    ATI Radeon 9800pro 256mb ddr II
    2 x sata150 maxtor 160gb in raid 0
    5 x case fans
    Win xp pro sp1

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    Return it to stock speeds first off.

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    I have and its still the same it runs rock solid stable without the ht things windows installed overclocked and at stock

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    Thats quite odd. I dunno if this is the case, but since its wa different it may require a reinstall, but IMO that shouldn't be the case because I can switch HT on and off no problem.
    Do you have the latest mobo chipset drivers? If not, download and install them. Hell, even if you have an older version of the drivers reinstall them and see what happens

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    I have tried that also but as soon as i enable ht windows installes something and 10 minutes later its the "BSOD" and i have to restart wiyh last known good configuration and everything is fine apart from i have no hyper threading :(

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anonymous
    I have tried that also but as soon as i enable ht windows installes something and 10 minutes later its the "BSOD" and i have to restart wiyh last known good configuration and everything is fine apart from i have no hyper threading :(
    Sorry that was me forgot to log in.

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    I'm about out of ideas here. You may just want to backup what you want to save and reinstall XP.

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    Thanks for all your help i think thats what i will do the only thing is if it still doesnt work i will have to format then reinstall xp again with the 1.9 then install the 3.06 :?:

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    Reinstall with the 3.06, HT enabled.

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    Just got this reply from another forum what do you think


    The HAL (Hardware Abstraction Layer) is a set of drivers, upon which the Windows NT kernel is based. If the installed HAL is incorrect, you may have a problem ranging from certain settings not working (such as APM) to Windows not starting at all. Note that the concept of a HAL doesn't apply to Windows 95, 98, and Me.
    To see which HAL is currently installed, open Device Manager, and expand the Computer branch. The entry that appears in this branch corresponds to the currently installed HAL.

    Although Windows will allow you to specify a new HAL here by double-clicking, selecting the Driver tab, and clicking Update Driver, DON'T DO IT. Instead, to install a new HAL, you need to reinstall Windows:

    1)Boot off your Windows 2000 or XP CD.
    2)When asked if you want to install or repair your current installation, choose Install.
    3)Then, follow the steps to upgrade Windows (even though you're not technically upgrading, you are updating your HAL).

    That should do it!

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