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parity error system halted

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Right after post and the drives are detected I am getting an intermittent parity error.  I have tried new memory and still get error every now and then.  I figure that the board may be going bad but startup is the only time I have problems.
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    by:davy999
    Have you installed any hardware recently? if so remove new installed hardware
    try and update your bios. normaly parity error is ram
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    Hello bmhydro420 =)

    Read here,

    I am receiving a run-time parity error during operation of the PC, after booting
    http://www.pcguide.com/ts/x/comp/ram/parityRun-c.html
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    by:cosol27
    Just a thought, this can sometimes be a faulty memory socket, if you can, try and run the computer with one or other of the sockets empty...

    Hope this helps
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    by:bmhydro420
    Well I solved the problem myself used some contact cleaner on the memory banks and cleared a string of solid dust out turns out the customer used to have memory in other bank but had at one point moved it to dust filled bank.  No problems after that.  I guess I will award the points to SheharyaarSaahil for at least scrounging up that article on parity errors.
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    by:SheharyaarSaahil
    thanx, wish i cud be of more help !! :)
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    by:bmhydro420
    Maybe you can I am probly gonna make another post for another problem I ama having.  I did a repair load to fix another issue now whenever I go to setup a network connection the option to setup a dialup connection is grayed out and I cannot manually setup dialup access under internet explorer options either.  I am installing sp2 to see if that fixes it because i have had the same issue and the past and an install of sp2 fixed it, but, I would like to figure out the root of this problem because I have seen it alot as a technichian
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    by:SheharyaarSaahil
    hmmm if i wud be allowed.... im surely gonna tell how to troubleshoot this problem.... but according to EE rules, asker can ask only one question per thread and we can help for one problem... sorry but im bound =(
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    by:bmhydro420
    I will put it up in new xp post in a moment
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    by:cosol27
    Mmmm... 'faulty' memory socket... :)
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