Chris, First of all, was there ANY software troubleshooting done before throwing all that hardware at the problem? If not, and your brother paid for this service, I'd be having a chat with that "computer guru" about some sort of refund. Before replacing hardware, I'd start by running msconfig and set it to "diagnostic mode" and reboot. Try running in that mode for awhile and see if the problem still occurs. If it does, boot into Safe Mode with Networking support. Try running in safe mode for awhile. If any of this appears successful, then you need to try to isolate the driver that might be causing the problem. Sometimes running a repair on Windows and replacing all device drivers during the repair might do the trick. If none of that works, I'd backup the data on the drive and do a clean install of windows. If it goes that far and still has the problem you can probably start focusing on hardware. Power supply would probably be first on the suspect list, but before replacing I'd try moving the PC to a different location on a different circuit if possible and make sure it is not being caused by a power fluctuation. It does not take much of a power glitch to reboot a pc. Another step I think you should take is to go to Google.com and type in: "BC Code: 10000050 and BCP1: FFFFFFFF" (without the quotes). You'll get a few hits for some information to review. Also search google on just the first error code BC Code: 10000050 and you'll get more hits with more information to review. Spider http://web.tampabay.rr.com/spider1 http://spider1.blogspot.com/ http://erablog.net/blogs/Spider1/ -----Original Message----- From: 24hoursupport-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:24hoursupport-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Chris Paterson Sent: Thursday, January 06, 2005 5:16 AM To: 24hoursupport@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [24hoursupport] Error Codes Hi, My brother, who lives in a little country town, is having some computer problems, and I was wondering if anyone has any ideas for him. He has a P4, 512mb RAM, using XP. His comp keeps re-booting. He gets a message about recovering from a serious error. His local comp guru has so far changed his motherboard, RAM, CPU, video card and he got a new tower not including power supply. Each time something is replaced, it works fine for a day or two, and then it starts again. This latest time the error message was - BC Code: 10000050 BCP1: FFFFFFFF BCP2: 00000000 BCP3: FFFFFFFF BCP4: 00000000 OSVER 5-_1_2600SP:2_p Product 256-1 C:/Document1/KEN/LOCALS~1/TEMP/WER3576.DIR001MINI010305.OIDMP C:/DOCUME~1/KEN/LOCALS~1/TEMP/WER357.DIR00/SYSDATA_XML. The other thing is his screen goes discoloured around the edges of the monitor when these problems happen. Any ideas? thanks chrisP For a web-based membership management utility and information on list policies, please see http://nibec.com/24hoursupport/ To unsubscribe, send a blank email to 24hoursupport-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with "unsubscribe" (without quotes) in the subject.