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#1 GA_crazy_shamz

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Posted 15 October 2010 - 12:04 PM

Hey guys,

Lately, I've been getting a hardware malfunction blue screen. It's started to come every 5 minutes now and it wont go away unless i turn off my computer (using the power button). Looks like this:

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I'd really appreciate any help. I dont know what the problem is.

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Posted 15 October 2010 - 12:25 PM

Possible RAM issue.

A. If you have more than one RAM module installed, try starting/running computer with one RAM stick at a time.

NOTE Keep in mind, the manual check listed above is always superior to the software check, listed below. DO NOT proceed with memtest, if you can go with option A

B. If you have only one RAM stick installed...
...run memtest...

1. Download - Pre-Compiled Bootable ISO (.zip)
2. Unzip downloaded memtest86+-....iso.zip file.
3. Inside, you'll find memtest86+-....iso file.
4. Download, and install ImgBurn: http://www.imgburn.com/
5. Insert blank CD into your CD drive.
6. Open ImgBurn, and click on Write image file to disc
7. Click on Browse for a file... icon:

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8. Locate memtest86+-....iso file, and click Open button.
9. Click on ImgBurn green arrow to start burning bootable memtest86 CD:

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10. Once the CD is created, boot from it, and memtest will automatically start to run.

The running program will look something like this depending on the size and number of ram modules installed:


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It's recommended to run 5-6 passes. Each pass contains very same 8 tests.

This will show the progress of the test. It can take a while. Be patient, or leave it running overnight.

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The following image is the test results area:

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The most important item here is the “errors” line. If you see ANY errors, even one, most likely, you have bad RAM.

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Posted 15 October 2010 - 12:36 PM

Thanks for the fast reply. I have a netbook so is it ok if i use daemon tools instead of burning the memtest on a cd?

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Posted 15 October 2010 - 12:47 PM

That should be fine....

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