Kernal Power crash RRS feed

  • Question

  • Today I installed a new PSU and a new graphics card. the PSU you is 750w. The VGA card requires 550, so I should be good there. Anyway, I just received this error. I didn't hit the power button, but I did reach behind the tower to plug in a USB device (Wacom pad), and it also caused me to shift the mouse's USB receiver. Here is the XML.


    Log Name:      System

    Source:        Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power

    Date:          5/26/2011 3:43:45 PM

    Event ID:      41

    Task Category: (63)

    Level:         Critical

    Keywords:      (2)

    User:          SYSTEM

    Computer:      ED-209


    The system has rebooted without cleanly shutting down first. This error could be caused if the system stopped responding, crashed, or lost power unexpectedly.


    Event Xml:
    <Event xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/win/2004/08/events/event">
        <Provider Name="Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power" Guid="{331C3B3A-2005-44C2-AC5E-77220C37D6B4}" />
        <TimeCreated SystemTime="2011-05-26T19:43:45.349600000Z" />
        <Correlation />
        <Execution ProcessID="4" ThreadID="8" />
        <Security UserID="S-1-5-18" />
        <Data Name="BugcheckCode">0</Data>
        <Data Name="BugcheckParameter1">0x0</Data>
        <Data Name="BugcheckParameter2">0x0</Data>
        <Data Name="BugcheckParameter3">0x0</Data>
        <Data Name="BugcheckParameter4">0x0</Data>
        <Data Name="SleepInProgress">false</Data>
        <Data Name="PowerButtonTimestamp">129509125495486000</Data>


    Thursday, May 26, 2011 8:02 PM

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  • Are you running SP1?



    Thursday, May 26, 2011 8:56 PM
  • Hi,

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    Tuesday, May 31, 2011 8:01 AM
  • I know this may sound strange but it worked for me, a client was having the same kernal faults and had to hard shut down all the time. some times system would freeze after startup sometimes after a few min.

    ONLY after moving the hard drive from 1 bay to another (PC has quick release drives) did the problem stop. may be im just lucky or maybe there was a bad connection to the power supply / data supply to the harddrive and windows was just saying the kernal error as a default error message.


    check the connections for the harddrive.


    so far system has been running with no problems for 3 days


    hope this helps.

    Dave MCDST, MCTS, A+, N+, MCP
    Monday, June 20, 2011 8:18 AM