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Occulus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat May-15-04 01:39 AM
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1. Sounds like a RAM issue.
Edited on Sat May-15-04 01:43 AM by kgfnally
If you have less than 512M, you don't have enough. If you have that or more, it very well may be a bad RAM module. Unfortunately, the only utils I've heard of that FULLY test RAM cost bookoo bucks.

Try removing your RAM chips, one at a time, and see if you can norrow it down to a faulty chip. If you can't, you likely just need more RAM.

edit: run scandisk, defrag, etc. See if you have bad sectors on your drive. Barring THAT, doa total reformat/reinstall. Use a CLEAN WinX CD; DON'T use the CD that "came with your PC"; those have loads of crap that install with the OS. You really likely don't need that.

Get thyself a WinXP OEM CD. The kind that DOESN'T come in the pretty blue box; you're paying hundreds more for that box. Keep it handy and reformat every couple months or so. I;ve been doing thus for about six years, and the only reason I experience problems is because I push my system to its absolute limit daily.
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