Solved dell inspiron1525,code wme02-1q8,what is it,how do i fix it

January 7, 2014 at 23:37:52
Specs: Windows Vista
performed MY DELL pc checkup,error code came up with the following "error message memory read-write error at physical address 00000000010a16cch wrote pattern 2222".error code wme02-1q8

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January 8, 2014 at 10:57:03
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One or more of the RAM modules is probably faulty and needs replacing.

to find out which module needs replacing, test each one separately with Memtest86 bootable CD. Download the ISO CD Image from here:

Create the CD from the ISO file with IMGBURN:

Remove all but one RAM module from your Dell PC, then boot it from that CD and the memory test will start by itself. Any errors will usually appear within the first 3 passes.

Test each RAM module on it's own until they've all been tested. Remember to put a sticker on those which have errors so you know which ones are no good.

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January 8, 2014 at 16:22:17
Or... Perhaps simply remove all but one module/stick and see if the one remaining produces the error messagenwhen system booted up? If it does, then likely that module is faulty. However also test each module in turn by having installed solo..., regardless of whether or not the first one produces the error... And logically, if the first doesn't produce the error, then likely it's ok; and so on...

Memtest can take a while... Which is why the simple test each module as above may be quicker, easier? And I have know it to pass modules - yet one was faulty or at least intermittently so...

Also be simply removing each module and re-inserting it may clean the contacts, and it may simply be oxidised contacts that's the problem? It wouldn't hurt either - if you remove modules, to clean contacts on each one - with a soft eraser (as used with pencils); don't use anything abrasive... And do NOT try to clean the sockets that way... (which recently someone did...)

When re-inserting modules, perhap re-insert and remove a couple of times; as this will help clean the sockets too?

When removing/re-installing RAM... Ensure all power is disconnected - the battery too with a laptop!

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January 8, 2014 at 16:44:03
Phill22,and trvir.thankyou both.At least now i can price this out and see if its worth repairing or replacing.

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January 8, 2014 at 17:09:39
If it is "only" memory that is at fault - and likely a single module/stick - then i would think it would be worth to replace just that; the defective module - even two etc.?

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