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#1 carm6

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Posted 09 July 2005 - 08:24 AM

Hi Guys, got a problem computer screen randomly goes blue and says 'dumping physical memory' It then runs up a timer to 100 and reboots? Very annoying when I'm in the middle of something. Anyone can explain why its doing this? And even better if anyone has a solution for it? thanks in advance Carm

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Posted 09 July 2005 - 09:28 AM

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Posted 09 July 2005 - 10:16 AM

What are the settings for your virtual memory?

The lower number should be equal to the amount of your Ram and the upper setting should be three times that.

Do you have sufficient room on the drive you have your virtual memory on?

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Posted 09 July 2005 - 03:31 PM

Hi Enthusiast, im a complete novice im afraid so i cant answer that question. Not sure what you mean by lower number etc... sorry And tg1911 i read that post. Im lost if you want to point something out to me im all ears?

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Posted 09 July 2005 - 04:07 PM

Basically, the post is saying to include as much information as you can.

What is your Operating System (XP Home, XP Pro, etc., ....)?
How much RAM do you have (right click My Computer / select Properties / under the General tab, how many MB of RAM do you have)?
How long have you had this problem?
What were you doing when this problem occured?
Were there any error messages?
What was the exact error message?
Give all of the details you can think of.
The solution to your problem, is in the details. :thumbsup:

To get to your Virtual Memory settings, assuming you're using Windows XP:

Click Start / Control Panel / Performance and Maintenance / System / Advanced tab
Under Performance click the Settings button.
Click the Advanced tab.
Under Virtual Memory, click the Change button.
What are your settings for min., and max.?
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Posted 10 July 2005 - 04:37 PM

Basically, the post is saying to include as much information as you can.

What is your Operating System (XP Home, XP Pro, etc., ....)?
How much RAM do you have (right click My Computer / select Properties / under the General tab, how many MB of RAM do you have)?
How long have you had this problem?
What were you doing when this problem occured?
Were there any error messages?
What was the exact error message?
Give all of the details you can think of.
The solution to your problem, is in the details. :thumbsup:

To get to your Virtual Memory settings, assuming you're using Windows XP:

Click Start / Control Panel / Performance and Maintenance / System / Advanced tab
Under Performance click the Settings button.
Click the Advanced tab.
Under Virtual Memory, click the Change button.
What are your settings for min., and max.?

Ok Thanks tg1911 , that helps a lot. ok ive got xp pro. i have 320mb of ram. ok now the other part Virtual Memory settings, it said initial size 480 maximum size 960 (mb) hope this helps?

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Posted 10 July 2005 - 05:34 PM

Try raising the higher number to 1500, although your settings just about comply with the rule of thumb.

Have you loaded SP 2 as yet? If not, do so and it may cure your problem.

Had you installed any hardware or software just before the problem began?

Edited by Enthusiast, 10 July 2005 - 05:42 PM.





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