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I get this message when i'm trying to instar windows200 from my server ***Hardware Malfunction

Call your hardware vendor for support

NMI: Parity Check/Memory Parity Error

***The System has halted*** how can i resorve that?

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You have a faulty RAM stick replace the memory and this should fix your issue.

Could be a mainboard failure but I doubt it.

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