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Is it a hardware fault or O/S ?

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by blockhead, Apr 29, 2004.

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  1. blockhead

    blockhead Thread Starter

    Oct 4, 2001
    I run Windows XP HE and get the blue screen of death and a message that my PHYSICAL memory is dumping to disk. I then see numbers ascending, I just switch off, this is the only way I can escape !

    Every time I reboot it checks the disks for errors but gets ALMOST all the way through then HANGS. To overcome this I simply reboot again and it is ok.

    I am worried that this DUMPING PHYSICAL MEMORY TO DISK will keep happening. Maybe even when I am away from my pc with disastrous results. It just suddenly happens with no warning. I no longer feel I can just leave my pc on unless I am watching it all the time. Very frustrating with broadband :(

    In addition when I boot up I get an error message that the CPU is unworkable, hitting F1 gets me in ok.
  2. kiwiguy


    Aug 17, 2003
    Sounds like you have some serious hardware issues.

    The "dumping physical memory to disk" is fine, all its doing is recording to disk a copy of the contents of the memory, for use by a Tech in diagnosing the problem (maybe...)

    Its not harmful, its just writing a file.

    Sounds like you need some physical hands on Tech Service on the PC though.
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