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#1 Psychotic

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Posted 22 February 2009 - 01:50 PM

I turn on my computer it gets past first boot screens then gets to loading my desktop and puts me at the logon screen (I have no password so it should just go into my desktop) so i press OK and i get this error: The instruction at "0x5f802442"referenced memory at "0x5f802442" the memory could not be "read". Any ideas on how i could fix this? Please help

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Posted 22 February 2009 - 08:10 PM

Unfortunately, this is a pretty generic error with a number of possibilities. The first suspect would be memory. Try removing the memory modules and clean the contacts. Replace the memory one stick at a time to see if you can find the bad one. If that doesn't work, I'd suggest running Memtest:
http://www.memtest.org/
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