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Hardware Malfunction Blue Screen


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#1 Offsounder

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Posted 26 September 2009 - 09:31 PM

Hey guys, once again im here with another problem. I play Call of Duty 4 alot om my Pc, but recently the computer has been crashing when i play the game. About 5-10 minutes after starting the game a blue screen comes up saying "Hardware Malfunction, Your computer has halted." I've tried re-formating my computer, re-installing drivers, and even bringing it to a computer shop. The issue still occurs. The strange part is that sometimes it crashes every time, and sometimes it never crashes. This has been going on for about a year now. Any advice would be great, thanks.

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Posted 27 September 2009 - 03:54 AM

There ought to be an error code in the form of 0x000000(0x000000,0x000000,0x000000,0x000000) Next time it happens, write down the code. Without it, it will be impossible to diagnose.

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Posted 14 October 2009 - 06:41 PM

The error gives no kind of code, but i will give you exactly what it says.


*** Hardware Malfunction
Call your hardware vendor for support
NMI: Parity Check/ Memory Parity Error
*** The system has halted ***

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 03:45 PM

So am i hopeless? Or is there something i can do, because its happening every day and pissing me off more and more

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Posted 26 October 2009 - 04:26 PM

Either you have a memory problem...or your CMOS battery is bad, IMO. A bad CMOS battery can make Windows believe that there are hardware problems where the problem is simply that of replacing a battery costing less than $5.

Microsoft says something similar: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/31522

To test your RAM, Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool - http://www.memtest.org/#downiso

HCI MemTest Manual - http://hcidesign.com/memtest/manual.html AND Icrontic Diagnose with Memtest86+ - http://icrontic.com/articles/diagnose_with_memtest86 for testing methods, durations, etc.

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