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NMI: Parity Check / Memory Parity Error (Message for XP pro…)

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by beginnertech, Mar 25, 2004.

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  1. beginnertech

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    When I run certain programs I get a message saying…

    ***Hardware Malfunction

    NMI: Parity Check/ Memory Parity Error

    ***The system has halted***

    This is all on a blue screen with the system halted. Any time it happens I need to hit the kill switch on the back of my power supply to restart the computer. It doesn’t happen often but usually during playing a game or running my McAfee anti-virus program. Either way if it is the programs fault why is the hardware malfunctioning? What can I do to fix the problem?

    Windows XP Pro SP 1
    AMD Athlon 1.2ghz
    ATI Radon 9000 Pro 128DDR
    Crucial Memory 512 DDR PC2100
     
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    Well I dunno what’s up because I had my memory tested with Microsoft’s “Memory Diagnostic” tool and all memory came out ok. I even tried reinstalling some of the programs the error happens on and still no luck even though it takes more time for the error to happen now (bummer :( ). I has to be a Windows XP thing because when I had Windows ME with the same programs it ran fine and I’m not about to downgrade just for that. If anyone has some suggestions please lemme know… Thankx
     
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    I originally just upgraded from ME but I got Sobig the second I went online and messed everything up. Then I totally reformatted and wrote 0’s over the first 15 sectors of my HD and then did a clean fresh install and also got a chance to switch to NTFS. That’s about it. I have all hardware updated either from the XP install or windows update. The link you gave Wiz actually was on the first link but thanks anyway. I doesn’t bother my enough to start pulling everything out of my board if all my other programs work except a few problem ones. I would need to say it happens the most on Return to Castle Wolfenstein when ever I try to play online. I get a good 2 minutes before all the sudden it happens. Maybe that helps. I could go bug Id about it but they’ll just give me the run around. Again if anyone has suggestions, go for it….
     
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    Does it happen when you play Return to Castle Wolfenstein locally?
     
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    Sngle player works, I'll need to try a local network (by making one) one sec...
     
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    Yeah, single and local multiplayer work but net multiplayer doesn’t. Maybe that helps….
     
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    Are any Return to Castle Wolfenstein patches installed?
    If so are those a final release or a beta version?
    What are your system specs? What is the make and model of the following devices?
    NIC
    Video
    Audio
    DX
     
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    Full System Spects as follows....



    Video Card : RADEON 9000 SERIES
    Video Driver : ati2dvag.dll
    Driver Version : 6.14.10.6422

    Sound Card : Creative AudioPCI (ES1371,ES1373) (WDM)
    Sound Driver : es1371mp.sys
    Driver Version : 5.01.3612.0000

    DirectX : DirectX 9.0b
    Operating System Windows XP Service Pack 1 5.1.2600

    ----EASy System Output---------------------------------------



    CPU Info

    CPU Count : 1
    CPU Type : 2000 MHz AuthenticAMD Thunderbird
    6 4 2

    RAM : 512 MB Total
    292 MB Free
    Virtual RAM : 994 MB Total
    820 MB Free

    Operating System : Windows XP Service Pack 1 5.1.2600


    Default Browser : Internet Explorer
    Version : 6.0.2800.1106

    ------------------------------------------------------------

    ----Display Info--------------------------------------------

    Number of Displays : 2

    Current Mode (Primary) : 1024x768 32

    Primary display device

    Description : RADEON 9000 SERIES
    Manufacturer : ATI Technologies Inc.
    Video Memory : 128 MB

    Main Driver : ati2dvag.dll
    Version : 6.14.10.6422


    Secondary display device

    Description : RADEON 9000 SERIES - Secondary
    Manufacturer : ATI Technologies Inc.
    Video Memory : 1 MB

    Main Driver : ati2dvag.dll
    Version : 6.14.10.6422


    Supported Display Modes

    | 16 | 256 | 16 bits| 24 bits| 32 bits
    ---------------------------------------------------
    640 x 480| * | * | * | | *
    800 x 600| * | * | * | | *
    1024x 768| | * | * | | *
    1152x 864| | * | * | | *
    1280x1024| | * | * | | *
    1600x1200| | | | |

    ------------------------------------------------------------

    ----Sound, Video and Game Controllers-----------------------

    Description : Creative AudioPCI (ES1371,ES1373) (WDM)
    Manufacturer : Creative Technology Ltd.

    Main Driver : es1371mp.sys
    Version : 5.01.3612.0000

    ------------------------------------------------------------

    ----Direct X------------------------------------------------

    DirectX Info
    Version : DirectX 9.0b

    ------------------------------------------------------------


    ----Monitor Information-------------------------------------

    Primary monitor

    Description : hp pavilion v70
    Manufacturer : HP
    Max. Resolution : 1280,1024

    ------------------------------------------------------------

    ----Network Information-------------------------------------

    Description : Realtek RTL8139/810x Family Fast Ethernet NIC
    Manufacturer : Realtek
    Driver : System32\DRIVERS\R8139n51.SYS
    Bound Protocols
    TCP/IP
    IP Address: :
    IP Mask: :
    Gateway: :


    ------------------------------------------------------------

    ----Input Device Information--------------------------------

    Mouse Information

    Description : Microsoft PS/2 Port Mouse (IntelliPoint)


    Keyboard Information

    Description : IBM enhanced (101- or 102-key)

    ------------------------------------------------------------

    ----Modem Information---------------------------------------

    Description : Broadxent DSI V.92 PCI DI3631
    Driver : 5.43.63.06

    ------------------------------------------------------------

    Yes I do have a patch installed and its the final 4.1 ver. Again, if this gives you an idea, feel free to help pls...
     
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