By Shaun10
Oct 15, 2007
  1. Hi guys, you will find my mini dump file attached. I dont understand it but I hope some of you can.

    Kind Regards.

    Okay, i have just taken a closer look and it seem that;
    ntkrnlpa.exe is causing the error.

    I done some searching and some people say its due to faulty RAM or faulty PSU.

    Is this true?

    Attached Files:

  2. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 11,961   +69

    It wouldn't hurt to run MemTest 86+ which is a great free utility to test your RAM. This test will take time. I suggest starting it before you go to bed and leave it run while your sleep. The next morning check the results. A minimum of ten passes is good. Though it it is not a perfect it is nevetheless excellent. Google and you will find it.
  3. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

  4. Shaun10

    Shaun10 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Okay do you mean leave it go through ten times, because it goes up to #7 then restarts.

    I also done dell's own memory test.

    All pass so far.
  5. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 6,000   +15

    if you have errors with memtest, then your ram is no good. You do not need to run it more than 7 passes.
  6. Shaun10

    Shaun10 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I left it on, now just returned home; 11 passes.

    Any other suggestions?
Topic Status:
Not open for further replies.

Similar Topics

Create an account or login to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment
TechSpot Members
Login or sign up for free,
it takes about 30 seconds.
You may also...

Get complete access to the TechSpot community. Join thousands of technology enthusiasts that contribute and share knowledge in our forum. Get a private inbox, upload your own photo gallery and more.