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Memory Can't Be Read Errors All of a sudden

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#1 Picollo30


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Posted 24 May 2011 - 07:35 PM

what are these errors and how do they start showing up for no reason?

I keep getting them specially on closing IE, Google Chrome, in the explorer.exe, or simply righ-clicking a file to see its properties.

is it a virus or does it have to do with virtual memory (pagefile)?

i have mine managed by the OS (XP Home 32bits). I have 4 GB Ram but XP 32 only recognizes 3GB, so i dont know which value to put. I have the following info on virtual memory (performance options)

Minimum: 2 MB
Recommended: 4605 Mb
Current: 3070 Mb

As i said the os is managing the pagefile, is it doing it ok?

Edit: Moved topic from XP to the more appropriate forum. ~ Animal

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Posted 24 May 2011 - 08:11 PM

A 32-bit operating system has an Address Space of 4GB. This space is not only used by the RAM, but for other critical functions such as the system BIOS, motherboard resources, memory mapped I/O, AGP, PCI, PCI-E, and other memory allocations for PCI devices use this space as well.

Different onboard devices and different add-on cards (devices) will result in different total memory size. This means that the more PCI cards installed will require more memory resources, resulting of less memory free for other uses, like RAM. Typically a 32-bit operating system will recognize between 3.3GB and 3.5GB of total RAM.

Please post the exact error message you are receiving.

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Posted 24 May 2011 - 08:42 PM

do i have to go to event viewer to see the errors?

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Posted 27 May 2011 - 06:23 PM

Does this topic concern the same computer as this topic? http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic399392.html

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