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My laptop crashed over the summer; everytime I turned it on it would bring up the blue screen that says "begining physical memory dump" and a few times after that it would no longer turn on and i lost everything. I got it fixed for free and reinstalled everything, but today the blue screen came up again. I turned the computer off and now, a few hours later, it seems to be working fine, and I have deleted about 1,200 songs off it. However I want to know how to keep the computer from crashing again. From my online research it seems to be a hardware problem?

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    Frank Doll May 11, 2010

    I'm assuming that by getting the blue screen of death that you are at least booting into Windows. If the kernal calls for a memory dump at this point it usually relates to a driver conflict or registry error. It seems that some driver is competing for memory space with some other device driver or at least occationally anyway.

    What was your "Free Fix"? If it entailed reinstalling a driver or upgrading one this might be an area to look into further.

    Physical memory is also a possibility. heat affects memory in strange ways.

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If you have win Xp go to start then programs then accesories then system tools then system information . Sorry about all the thens. when you get there click on hardware resources and conflict sharing that will give you some idea then you can click on componets and problem devices and see whats there. I hope that helps you
God Bless Greg

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