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Windows XP SP3 switches off now and then

I am using using XP SP3. the compt restarts now and then, sometimes it would it would bring the memory dump screen and sometimes not. i have removed the RAM restarted the compt without it then replaced it back, but problem still exists, i have also reinstalled windows all in vein. the problem occurs while trying to maybe place music, open documents or while just working. How can i solve this problem

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Bad news buddy u got bad sectors in ur hdd. get a third party software from brothersoft for fixing it.

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I have NEC versa S3200.. Was using windows 7...and wanted to turn it back to XP SP3. Formatted the drive and finished installing XP SP3...now it freezes on the NEC screen


Sub out the ram one at a time testing as you go, if that fails you may have a hard drive issue, remove hardware and reseat it back in place, sometimes it will restart, if it does not! try formatting the hard drive again with the XP disc and a re-install, make sure disc is spotless before you start, just might make the difference.

Mar 20, 2012 | NEC Computers & Internet

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Mamimum RAM for User @ 3GB using boot.ini switch on 4GB Physical RAM


The DOS will always take a percentage of the physical RAM on the motherboard leaving the rest for the User. By default the Windows Operating System will use 50% of the physical RAM installed on the motherboard leaving the user the remaining 50% this can be changed using a switch in the boot.ini file

The /3GB was originally meant to be used in systems that have 3GB or more of RAM something that is no longer quite as rare as it used to be Windows XP SP3 will support upto 4GB although on a 32bit (x86) version of Windows will acually see 3.25gb that is the limitation.

However, even if you don't have 3 GB or more of memory, you can still use the /3GB switch. the switch can have any value between 2048 (2 GB) and 3072 (3 GB) megabytes. It needs to be expressed in decimal notation.

The /3GB switch applies to 32-bit systems only (x86).

Example with Windows XP SP3 Home Edition with the recovery console installed this gives you the option of default 50-50% split or the 3GB switch 75-25% split.

The /noexecute parameter enables, disables, and configures Data Execution Prevention (DEP), a set of hardware and software technologies designed to prevent harmful code from running in protected memory locations using the optin switch enables DEP only for operating system components, including the Windows kernel and drivers. Administrators can enable DEP on selected executable files by using the Application Compatibility Toolkit (ACT).

The /burnmemory parameter specifies the amount of memory, in megabytes, that Windows cannot use in this example, /burnmemory=128 will reduce the physical RAM memory that is available to Windows by 128 MB.

[boot loader]
timeout=10
default=multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)WINDOWS
[operating systems]
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition 3GB Switch" /noexecute=optin /3GB /fastdetect
multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)WINDOWS="Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition " /noexecute=optin /burnmemory=128 /fastdetect
C:CMDCONSBOOTSECT.DAT="Microsoft Windows Recovery Console" /cmdcons


Check out the noexecute and the 3GB switch plus all available boot.ini switches HERE

I suggest that you use AnalogX MaxMem it is a realtime physical memory management program that automatically ensures that you always have as much physical memory available as possible used with the 3GB switch you should never have memory issues ever again.



on Mar 14, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition for PC

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What is your observation and conclusion in windows xp professional edition sp3


Sp3 brings a lot of new fixes to XP and it opens up the operating system to be able to run more programs. Ofcourse if you have SP2 this works just as for most things. I would recommend SP3 though simply for the security benefits that it offers.

Nov 26, 2010 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2

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I am getting an error everytime after 5 minutes, w...


Could you please provide me the exact error message?

However to stop the system shutdown first follow these steps.

Disable automatic system restart.

1. Restart the computer and press the f8 key to open the Advanced Boot Options menu.
2. Select the Disable automatic restart on system failure option.
3. Restart the computer to accept this change.
Then go to safe mode

This problem occurs after a memory dump file (error log file) is written by Windows XP. Because the memory dump file flag not reset in Windows XP the memory dump file will contiue to be written every time Windows is restarted.

1. Restart the computer and immediately press f8 repeatedly. Use the arrow keys to select Safe Mode and then press enter .
2. Click Start , right-click Computer , and then select Properties .
3. Click Advanced system settings , grant permission to continue if prompted, and then click the Advanced tab.
4. On the Advanced tab, click Settings
  1. In the Virtual Memory section, click Change .
  2. For Paging file size for selected drive, click No Paging File , and then click Set .
  3. Click Yes after the following warning appears:
If the paging file on volume X: has an initial size of less than xx megabytes, then the system may not be able to create a debugging information file if a STOP error occurs. Continue anyway?
(X is the drive letter and xx is the amount of RAM installed on your computer minus 1 megabyte.)
  1. Click System Managed Size .
  2. Click OK four times to return to the Windows Desktop Screen and then restart.
For more information plz check the below doc from HP.
I hope this will definitely resolve your issue.
If not plz get back with the exact error message so I can give you better solution on this.
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May 21, 2010 | HP Pavilion dv6000z Notebook

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Computer restarting again and again and shows a blue screen with "Beginning dump of physical memory." Also when i scan the system using kaspersky internet security antivirus it got restarted and i couldn't...


sometimes it happen because you have installed a driver recently and it is creating a havoc there. try to run in safe mode and restore the configuration to the previous one.

other options, is that a memory went bad. try to read what error is telling before the beginning dump of physical memory.

if one bank of memory is bad, try running your computer with one of the banks at the time.

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Intel 845 gvsr memory problems


Sounds like the RAM is not compatible. Try another 1 GB chip from same manufacturer & see if that helps.

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Memory dump


Make sure your computer meets the minimum system requirements for running Windows XP if this is an upgrade - I had a computer that technically met the requirements, but boy did it run slow after I upgraded from Windows ME to Windows XP. If your hard drive contains no programs, information that you can live without, then you can completely reformat the hard drive and start over from scratch. If it does contain important programs, burn them to CD or DVD - and make sure that your computer can read the files after you are done burning - and then reformat your hard drive.

Mar 07, 2008 | Microsoft Windows XP Professional for PC

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