getting blue screen of death on my dell dim 3

April 4, 2011 at 18:22:58
Specs: Windows XP
I have upgraded my my memory from 2x 512mb to 2x 1gb. When I install both memory sitcks it worked fine for two days. Then I got the Blue screen of death. Rebooted and same thing. I took out one stick and started it up fine. I turned it off swapped the memory sticks(making sure that I didn't have a bad memory stick) and it ran fine. Put them both back in and get the Blue screen of death. Installed and ran a device doctor to fix and bad drivers and it still doesn't work.

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April 5, 2011 at 10:27:15
The only useful way to find out what's wrong with a crashing PC (Blue Screen) is to analyze the crash dump files. When your PC has crashed with a BSOD (Blue Screen of Death), minidump files are created are saved in the C:\WINDOWS\Minidump directory. These files are named "MiniDateof dump.dmp", example: Mini072508-01.dmp would be a dump file created on July 25th, 2008. These dump files can be analyzed by WinDBG (Windows Debugger) to find out what is occurring.

You could also try running the Dell Diagnostics (from Dell Drivers & Utilities bootable CD, or D/L it from Dell's site) to test your hardware.

MOOOOooove! OH and you're welcome!

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