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gpf blue screen memory dump

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by docfl, Aug 1, 2006.

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  1. docfl

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    I am getting a reocuring error message from windows xp. Nv4.disp
    Stop 0x0000EA(0X81D692E8, 0X81F706C0, OXF8971CB4, 0X000 00001
    begining memory dump. I have gotten the same message on and off since I bought my Inspiron laptop. I normaly get that error message while using mspaint. on Paint.net software I'm getting not enough memory.
    I have run Dells diognostic tools with no success. I run spybot and adaware weekly, ran disk clean up and defragged. I thought it might be drivers, so I downloaded and installed updated drivers from Dells website. I even took the 2nd ram chip out and reset it. I have gotten the same message on 2 hard drives, and after reinstalling xp.
    What is so frustrating is that I cant seem to narrow down a cause. Like I said I have been getting these messages for years, but it is not consistant. It will work fine for a month or two, than I'll start getting the messages again for a week or so, then be fine for another month or two.
    Thanks for any help
    Docfl
     
  2. norton850

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    Nv4.disp -- Problem would appear to be with the NVidia display drivers. Did you update those?
     
  3. Rollin' Rog

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    How much memory is installed in the laptop -- and what kind of "low memory" error are you receiving?

    If you open the Task Manager and select the performance tab when you are having this problem, what is the "Peak" and "Limit" values?

    Also, it may be a heat issue really -- especially if it tends to occur when the processor is in high usage.

    Try monitoring the temps with Speedfan -- be sure to enable the "Dell" support function:

    http://www.almico.com/speedfan.php

    There is a possible "workaround" for the issue here, but I wouldn't recommend "none" unless it becomes unbearable:

    http://support.microsoft.com/Default.aspx?kbid=293078&sd=RMVP
     
  4. docfl

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    DOAH!!!! Sorry, feel like a id10t. I have 512 mb ram, 1.7 P4, Dell inspiron 2650 laptop. The laptop dosent seem to that much hotter, I normaly keep a paperback book under the back to improve air flow. As I mentioned in the original post, I have reinstalled the drivers several times.
    Thanks again
     
  5. Rollin' Rog

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    That should be plenty of ram -- so there must be some reason why you are getting "low memory" errors. Usually this doesn't occur unless you are also low on virtual memory.

    If that "peak" value exceeds your installed ram -- or worse, approaches the "limit" value -- then you are truly using too much memory.
     
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