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Memory dump (BS0D)

My laptop is generating a memory dump and crashing. With some investigation
It led
me to believe there was a memory problem (used memtest86+). Changed hard
drive,
swapped the two 512mb RAMS around, replaced RAMwith 1x1GB RAM, and changed
the processor. None of this has solved the problem. Without warning I stll
get a BSOD
and a physical dump of memory. I have reinstalled the operating system and
run it with
no additional software that might be causing a conflict. Also checked the
event log that
reports an IO WARNING_PAGING_FAILURE and also an error 51 code. I have checked
microsoft knowledge on the error 51 that is a disk warning but not sure how
the article
is going to help me pin the problem down. It leads me to think Its the
motherboard at
which point I am ready to call it a day. Does anyone have any last
minuteideas before I
ditch the laptop which in between crashes works absolultely fine?
All help greatly appreciated
thanks
Aug 30 '08 #1
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Fixed it!
Believe it or not I managed to fix this by simply updating the BIOS. The
laptop is an Acer 5101 and i updated it form vs 2 to vs 3.5. When looking
again at the BIOS it has shuffled some things about e.g. the 1GB RAM was
previously recognised as being in slot 0 now it was recofniged as being in
slot 1. Anywy its worked and both memtest and windows memory diagnositc
report no errors at all!
hope this helps someone else too

"woof!" wrote:
My laptop is generating a memory dump and crashing. With some investigation
It led
me to believe there was a memory problem (used memtest86+). Changed hard
drive,
swapped the two 512mb RAMS around, replaced RAMwith 1x1GB RAM, and changed
the processor. None of this has solved the problem. Without warning I stll
get a BSOD
and a physical dump of memory. I have reinstalled the operating system and
run it with
no additional software that might be causing a conflict. Also checked the
event log that
reports an IO WARNING_PAGING_FAILURE and also an error 51 code. I have checked
microsoft knowledge on the error 51 that is a disk warning but not sure how
the article
is going to help me pin the problem down. It leads me to think Its the
motherboard at
which point I am ready to call it a day. Does anyone have any last
minuteideas before I
ditch the laptop which in between crashes works absolultely fine?
All help greatly appreciated
thanks
Aug 31 '08 #2

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