Computer Problem

Jsnipe

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Sometimes when I'm on my comp, it freezes and geos to a blue screen that says physical memory dump then reboots.

what is the cause of this and how can I fix it?
 

berry120

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Sorry, but we'll need MUCH more information than this if we're to work out what the problem is! What OS are you running? XP? Does it regularly do this or does it seem like it's random? Does it do it when the system's under load, or even when it's idle? On the blue screen it should give you an error (or STOP) code, what is this code? Does it vary?

A couple of things to try generally would be to run chkdsk (chkdsk /f C:) and run memtest (google around to find a CD image you can boot.) You'll probably need to leave memtest running for a good 24 hours to get a useful result - then post back and say whether there were any errors :)
 

jmacavali

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Could be lots of things.
What are you doing when this happens?
What kind of OS are you running?
What is the motherboard/hdd/ram/processor specs?
 
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