NMI: Parity Check / Memory Parity Error

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RC51Girl

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I'm hardware impaired -- helpless when it comes to this stuff. Lately my system has taken to shutting down inexplicably. I get a blue screen with the following:

** Hardware Malfunction
Call you hardware vendor for support
NMI: Parity Check / Memory Parity Error
*** The system has been haulted ***


Any clue on what I need to do to fix this?
 

~Candy~

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I'd say you have a flakey ram chip.........How many do you have? You might try mixing and matching to see if you can figure out which one.
 

RC51Girl

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The manual says I have two slots for main memory, however I'd have to take the cover off to see if they're both occupied. Is that what you're referring to?

This is an older system (HP Vectra VLi 8SF) from 1999.
 

RC51Girl

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Thank you so much! You are correct in that I'm running XP and the link you provided is extremely helpful. I'll run off and work on this now. :D
 
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