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Random Restarts, Minidump included

By mopar man
Feb 4, 2008
  1. mopar man

    mopar man TechSpot Ambassador Topic Starter Posts: 1,492

    Well, don't worry about it, we decided to reformat the computer later because he doesn't want to worry about anything else. We also want to just get his stuff he needs on their, such as the Internet stuff and CNC Generals.
     
  2. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,167   +37

    The rule on memTest is a minimum of 7 passes and some say 10. let us know how the reformat turned out.
     
  3. mopar man

    mopar man TechSpot Ambassador Topic Starter Posts: 1,492

    Well, I goti t reformatted. Everything is fine, aside from it not allowing windows updates. I do have dial up, but when I went to download the Windows Installer 3.1 update, it stayed at 0%. It also has been trying to use that little yellow shield at the bottom, but right when I was getting offline it said they were ready to be updated. When I went to do it, I got back online, and it immediately said that the installation was unsuccessful.

    Any Ideas?

    BTW, no more BSOD's.

    EDIT: Also, the windows update shield stays at 0%

    If it makes a difference, this was an OEM copy onto the computer it came with (Dell, 2400)
     
  4. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,167   +37

    Did you reactivate Windows?
     
  5. mopar man

    mopar man TechSpot Ambassador Topic Starter Posts: 1,492

    It never asked me to. As far as I have heard with Dells oem copies you usually don't have to. I just got IE7, or at least most of it. My dad stopped it by answering the phone (net call waiting), yet, it still stays at 0%. Also, It is set to high color (32 bit) yet the nVidia control center icon on the taskbar is kinda blurry. It is almost like its in 16 bit color. (just the icon)

    thanks.
     
  6. mopar man

    mopar man TechSpot Ambassador Topic Starter Posts: 1,492

    I think the downloads are working a little now, but they still stay at 0% forever. They never go up to any percentage, yet they will "finish".
     
  7. mopar man

    mopar man TechSpot Ambassador Topic Starter Posts: 1,492

    Ok, I am going to post again. This computer (after reformat) has gotten to be very stable, until now. I believe it is overheating, but I only have one minidump. attached.
     
  8. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,167   +37

    0x0A and it cites Memory Corruption. Run MemTest one stick at a time for a minimum of 7 passes. However, if you get errors before 7 passes you know that stick is corrupted and needs to be replace. If you have to replace the memory just make sure you don't mix and match; make sure your memory sticks are compatible.
     
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