Win XP recovers from system error (minidump)

By Doc_80
Nov 17, 2005
  1. Hi,

    I just joined this forum with hope to get a help.

    Could you please analyze atached zip file (included 7 individually compressed dumps and system info).

    I suspect that something wrong with one of two SDRAMs installed on my pc. The system info reads:

    Total Physical Memory 512.00 MB
    Available Physical Memory 387.70 MB (?)

    I recently installed a brand new hd (Seagate ST3120026A 128MB) and then XP pro SP1 from scratch. I also have CD-ROM and DVD-RW.

    This system error (with differnt codes) happens randomly. At the beginning the system rebooted itself. I disabled auto reboot and now I am getting the message that the system recovered from serious error.

    I did not run memtest yet since I never did it before. So if cpc2004 or another tech expert could read minidums provided and confirm that faulty memory module causes the problem I will proceed with test.

    By the way which tool I can use to read mindump (I also have a full dump). DUMPCHK only provides short summary without any clue what is wrong.

    Thanks in advance.


    Attached Files:

  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Hello and welcome to Techspot.

    It looks as though you`ve got a ram problem, as some of your minidumps are crashing with memory corruption.

    Go HERE and follow the instructions.

    Regards Howard :wave: :wave:
  3. Doc_80

    Doc_80 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thank you, Howard.

    Surprisingly, stress test usingmemtest-86 did not show any errors with memory. However I realized that one of two memory modules aparently is not compatable with my motherboard. According to vendor's web site , this m/b does not support such memory module if it shows half size. So I am going to replace it.
    Hopefully it will solve the problem.

    Thanks & regards,
    Doc_80 :grinthumb
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