Posted 01 March 2009 - 03:05 PM
In the last 24 hours my computer has at seemingly random times displayed the following blue screen message:
Call your hardware vendor for support
NMI: Parity Check / Memory Parity Error
*** The system has halted ***
It is a Dell Dimension XPS system running XP Home Edition. I never had any problems in the 3 or 4 years I have had it. A couple weeks ago I reinstalled the operating system due to a virus infection.
I have tried to install all of the most recent drivers but frankly I am not sure I got all of them. I have also noticed a couple occasions since then where I seem to lose all sound. It comes back after rebooting. I mention this because the Microsoft support page for this error message lists drivers as a possible cause.
Anyhow, I am a bit lost as to how to go about diagnosing what is causing this. Can anyone point me in the right direction? Thanks,