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Old 06-12-2005, 04:49 PM   #1 (permalink)
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My dad's computer is a dell about 4 years old now. in the past week he has gotten this error message about 5 times.

*imagine blue screen of death, but it says the following*
Hardware Malfunction
Call your hardware vendor for support
NMI: Parity Check / Memory Parity Error
The System has halted

After the computer is restarted, it works fine for a while, until it happens again.

The only modifications that have been done to it was replacing the stock 4500rpm 20 gig with a 7200rpm 80 gig.

any ideas? the last thing i want to do is call dell support...
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Old 06-12-2005, 05:05 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Boot ot in Safe mode, if not succesful, do a reformat,
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Still not successful, play the elimination game.
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