Windows XP Problems-Please help

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Treyes3

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I'm having problems with my computer. It randomly restarted with a window stating that my "System recovered from a serious error". It involves two files that are constantly causing a problem. It's happened more than once.

The two files are under: C:\DOCUME~1\My name\LOCALS~1\Temp\WER2909.dir00\Mini112511-01.dmp
C:\DOCUME~1\My name\LOCALS~1\Temp\WER2909.dir00\sysdata.xml

It occasionally starts with symbols that appear all over the screen. I talked to a tech guy and he suggested that it is probably a virus messing with my computer.
 

Phantom010

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Can you post a few of your latest minidump files? They are located in C:\WINDOWS\Minidump. ZIP them and attach them to your next post.

Right-click the minidump file, select Send To, then select Compressed (zipped) Folder.

Windows will compress (zip) the file and save the new zipped file in the same location.
 

Frank4d

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I looked at 8 or 9 logs and they mostly suggest memory corruption. The symbols that appear all over the screen also suggest a memory problem. I would test RAM using Memtest86+ available here: http://memtest.org

Boot your computer from a Memtest86+ CD or DVD and let it run for several hours. The screen should show no red errors.

Note: The two files you mentioned aren't causing a problem, they are reporting that there is a problem.
 
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