Dump of physical memory cause of a bad psu

By albertbh ยท 4 replies
Jan 30, 2008
  1. does any body now why, when i was working with win xp sp2 so normally i pluged the power suppy to a sata disk ( i didnt plug the data bus cable, only the power supply cable) a blue screen of dump of physical memory appeared, i suspect is the PSU the one who isnt giving the necessary wattage, am i rigth?
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    Normally I would say power supply

    But if you plugged the sata drive power in when the computer was on, and in Windows, then it may have been the powersupply adjusting for power loss, and momentarily causing your main drive to crash. All computer parts are sensitive.

    So I'm not sure if it was just a quick adjustment to a loaded harddrive, or the powersupply faulting.
    If you plug the sata in whilst the computer is off, then turn on the computer, does it blue screen then ?
    If so, power supply fault.
  3. albertbh

    albertbh TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Ok, i cheked it and its keep doing the same blue screen, only when i unplugged some other devices as CD dirve, and some pci cards and it worked, so, i think im replacing the Power source

    Thank you very much
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    Another happy member

    Just to double up on that

    Please reply back - one day - when the new power supply is fitted and working.

  5. brandini

    brandini TS Rookie

    hey its brandini help me. read my post in this forum.
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