Posted 06 October 2010 - 10:03 AM
My PC has been wack. The folks over at the "Virus, Trojan, Spyware, and Malware Removal Logs" helped me
determine that my machine is clean of bad stuff, it is just a bad DIMM. After running Memtest86+ I found
and removed the bad DIMM, and I'm running with the remaining three.
After I re-installed the three good DIMMs, upon boot-up I get a "New Hardware" prompt. It says I have
intalled a new "PCI Simple Communication Controler" I don't have the Windows XP installation
disc for this machine, and the install files are not on my HDD.
There is an unused modem in the box. But it has always been there. There has been no
new hardware added.
I don't know how to appease XP with this "New Hardware" prompts upon boot-up
Windows XP SP3
Dell Inspiron 4700