Windows Vista problems?

January 17, 2010 at 19:02:19
Specs: Windows Vista, 1 GB
My brother has a Dell Dimension 4500 running Windows Vista on 1 GB of memory (which is the max for the computer according to, I might add). And he is having some problems.
If you leave the computer on for a while it crashes. It shows a blue screen that says something about a failing hard drive. I though that was all it was but more recently it said it was preparing for a "crash dump" and then said it was dumping "physical memory".
The only thing that's changed about the computer recently is we changed the memory about a month ago. It previously had 512 mb (2 X 256) and we upgraded to 1 GB (2 X 512).

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January 18, 2010 at 03:29:21
Did you take heed of the hard drive warning and replace it with a new one? If you didn't that's why you are also getting the crashes and the "dumping physical memory" errors. That's all symptomatic of a hard drive which is going to pack up completely any day now.. You need to replace it before you start looking anywhere else for the cause of the problems because that may be all that's required (and most probably is).

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