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Physical Memory Dump On Startup


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#1 gettn2old13

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Posted 07 June 2006 - 10:47 PM

I have a computer that is running XP pro SP2. I have a problem in that when I start the computer when cold it does a physical memory dump then a chkdsk. I can restart the computer any other time and it works fine. I have not been able to find any answers to this problem on any of the tech sites as of yet. Did a reinstall of windows but did not correct the problem. Could it be a hardware issue?

Thanks for any help.

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#2 gunner

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Posted 08 June 2006 - 12:31 AM

Hello. What programs start up, how much ram, size of page file?
Spike's advice: Backup your data routinely.

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Posted 08 June 2006 - 08:44 AM

Download Startup Inspector which will allow you to accurately determine what programs are in your startup manu and disable any that are not necessary.

Startup Inspector
And
Startup Monitor

http://www.windowsstartup.com/download.php

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Posted 08 June 2006 - 08:59 AM

If it happens every time you cold boot and you have already wiped and reinstalled, it is most likely your hardware. The first thing I would check is your hard drive. Get a program like the Hard Drive Rejuvenator that scans for bad sectors. Its a little more thorough than chkdsk /r.

Next download memtest 86 and test the RAM. Let us know what you find.

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Posted 09 June 2006 - 04:50 PM

Does your computer do the memory dump if you start it in Safe Mode?

#6 gettn2old13

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Posted 11 June 2006 - 09:42 AM

Thanks for all suggestions will start working on them right away. I will let you know what I find.

Edited by gettn2old13, 11 June 2006 - 09:56 AM.


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Posted 11 June 2006 - 09:59 AM

Fireboy

Tied to find Hard disk rejuvenator on web but pulled up nothing. Could not find website, just discission group.




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