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HP Compaq 6910P - memory error messages "pop up" when using various applications, including MS Excel.

Is this related to hardware, OS or software problem

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  • Kyle15 Dec 05, 2007

    No. It is a brand new laptop. It was built by the IT division and before the profile could be setup, the errors started. The supplier says it not a hardware fault. We have unistalled and reloaded the OS twice now and we still the get the errors. So there is a debate on who should take responsiblity.

    If it is hardware failure then the laptop must be returned. If it is application related, then the IT division must try to find out why it is happening.

    But nobody wants to take responsiblity and do the proper analysis.



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It could be either one of them. It is hard to tell without actually having the computer here. This may sound crazy but make sure your hard drive is not full. Windows uses a swap file that grows each time your computer is powered up and then deleted when powered down. If your hard drive is getting full it has been known to generate memory errors especially when using memory intense programs such as excel and programs like photoshop. Do a system cleanup and defrag your hard drive. Hope these suggestions work!

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