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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

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    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

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    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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