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Old 06-13-2006, 10:11 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Identifying faulty RAM/HDD/Wifi Card

Hi Everyone!

My computer sometimes restarts on it own while I am working. By restart i mean like someone pulled the power plug. It generally then shows a blue screen with

Kernel_Data_ Inpage_Error

written on it and a reference to atapi.sys
Although i didnt pay attention earlier, but last time it showed this file. I guess generally this is a RAM problem, but i purchased new RAM, but the problem didnt go. Can it be hard drive or any other problem. The reason i mentioned Wifi in the subject is coz my computer hangs when i insert my PCMCIA Wifi Card (802.11g).

Can anyone please help me out?

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Old 06-13-2006, 10:44 AM   #2 (permalink)
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This time it was a different .sys file, but i couldnt read the name before the computer restarted. The stuff is shown on a blue screen, with diff hex values everytime and then it writes beginning dump of physical memory and then restarts.

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Old 06-14-2006, 10:12 AM   #3 (permalink)
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are you saying it happens only after inserting the wifi card? if so then get the latest driver , if it happens just like that too when the wifi card is out then i need the bsod logs to get the bottom of it , get into c:\windows\minidump and rar/zip all files , upload to
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