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After restoring a Presario 1700, a blue screen is displayed and the error says something about dumping physical memory. I have used the quick restore several times with the same result. Answers?

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This could be a hardware problem. Open your tower,
1). check the inside of your tower for dirt and dust, give it a clean.
2). check your ram memory. be sure they're pushed in good. you may have a bad memory stick and need a new one. maby find a friend a use thiers to see for sure.
3). some times compatability problems can be conflicts enough to cause problems. check your hardware for compatability confilcts.
* but i'd check the memory first *

Posted on Aug 11, 2008

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Beginning dump of physical memory


Remove all USB attached devices like drives. You may need to roll back system with System Restore. Under Safe Mode (press F8 during boot and choose Safe Mode). Win 7 - Start > Search type System Restore. XP - Is Start > All Programs > Accessories > System Restore. Now choose a date prior to problem. You may have to try a few dates. Uninstall last program(s) that was installed, again in safe mode. To eliminate possible bad RAM. Unplug PC, open case, and remove all RAM. Test one DIMM at time, one slot at a time. Re-install Windows. Clean install works best, but all data will be lost. Lastly you may have other hardware problems. If it does another blue screen after reloading windows, especially with a clean install.

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It turns into blue screen with white texts and from below, its says terminating (memory-something) and has a countdown... and reboots itself. computer: Compaq Presario PC SR5050NX


Its probably saying memory dump and the countdown. This is mostly encountered after some kinda change on the pc. It can be new hardware, software or just plain windows update. Lots of times it ends up being a corrupt driver. Try to boot in to safe mode and see doe sit still do same thing. if not than you know it is software related and you can do system restore. To boot in to safe mode on reboot keep on tapping key F8 and choose safe mode. Once in safe mode if it works go to start, all programs, accessories, system tools and choose system recovery. choose like a week back and click next and this will do a restore to when pc was working, fine. If you cant boot into safe mode it is possible it has issues with hardware and this should be checked out by a pc repair shop. Another option you can try if same mode dont work try to do same thing on boot keep on tapping key F8 and instead choosing safe mode try choosing Last Known Good Configuration. this is similar to restore. Hope this helps.

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Physical memory dump


Hmm... Well a Bluescreen is when your computer crashes, and (as you have found out) preforms a physical memory dump. This can be caused by multiple things. Such as bad drivers, PFN(page frame number) or problems with your memory. When a bluescreen event occurs, the is a technical information which has an error code that can be used to help find the problem. In order to fix this problem, you may have to remove any software, or hardware that you have recently installed. To uninstall software, you may need to boot in safe mode, which is where your computer starts up using the minimal amount of drivers needed, in order to try to prevent the computer from crashing.
Here are some useful websites (sorry, my hyperlink icon isn't working):
  • www.datarecovery.com.sg/data_recovery/hard_disk_symptons_blue_screen.htm
  • www.maximumpc.com/article/features/blue_screen_survival_guide

Feb 27, 2010 | Dell Dimension 8400 PC Desktop

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Memory dump


There are essentially two major causes of the physical memory dump screen: Running way to many programs at once, errors in the Windows registry.The first cause can be fixed rather easily. Simply run fewer programs or purchase additional RAM or processor upgrades. Your computer is running past its specified limits. But keep in mind the blue screen of
death should happen very infrequently. If you see the physical memory dump blue screen more often then the problem is errors in the Windows registry.This is a more abit of a harder problem to deal with. The registry is the most important component of your computer. The registry contains settings and information to run all software and hardware on the computers. When there are errors in the registry it disrupts the computers ability to communicate. When the system cannot compute, it freezes up and displays the Windows blue screen.
I found a registry cleaner that is free and works rather well. It is named cCleaner, has been around for some time and did I mention FREE...Download it from thelink below run it should clean up your registry...where good men fear to tread.

http://www.ccleaner.com/ccleaner-20

good luck, please leave a rating...thank you


May 04, 2009 | Intel PC Desktops

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Blue screen on start up


This may be related to faulty memory or your page file (virtual memory) may be damaged.

You can try to remove your ram chips one at a time (boot up) and see if one is bad or make sure your virtual member is set to system managed.

To change your VM settings follow these steps:
  1. Click Start, right-click My Computer, and then click Properties.
  2. Click the Advanced tab.
  3. Under Performance, click Settings.
  4. Click the Advanced tab.
  5. Under Virtual Memory, click Change.
  6. Click No paging file. Click OK, click OK, and then click OK.
  7. Restart your computer.
  8. Click Start, right-click My Computer, and then click Properties.
  9. Click the Advanced tab.
  10. Under Performance, click Settings.
  11. Click the Advanced tab.
  12. Under Virtual Memory, click Change.
  13. Click System managed sized. Click OK, click OK, and then click OK.

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Blue screen


hi daget200;
can you post the exact error message? its located at the top few lines so that we will know whats causing it. have you inserted a new hardware recently? when does the error occur? intermittent? does it happen when you are playing games or something? pls expound. thanks

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Blue Screen - indicating a problem


your problem may be due to so many reason you have to check your ram the check your hard drive then you disconnect your optical drive, you have to do it one after one and see which is giving problem, if still you have problem plz post for futher assistance.

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Unlike the rest of these phonies I read the problem if you can't boot, try hitting F8 after the bios flash screen and just before the harddrive starts booting the OS (the windows label comes up)
You should now have a list of options select safe mode and enter.
From safe mode you will be able to back up all your files (photos, docs, music and don't forget email if your using thunderbird or outlook.) to CD/DVD or a network drive. I would do this before you start trying to rectify the problem because in the end a full reload will always fix the problem.
Do you have the recovery discs that came with your PC? If not you can attempt system restore. Did you try to install the SP2 or just download it? If you are sure this caused the problem get rid of it too. Where did you get it? If it was from a torrent site (not microsoft) it could have been packed with malware....
Keep me posted on your progress.

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Try to increase your virtual memory.  This may help you some.

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