OK, I have been running daughters computer which I thought I had fixed (thanks to previous suggestions received here) but after running well for the last 36 hours it has crashed again displaying the "dumping Physical Memory" Blue screen. This time, I find a different error code (7F) and thank you to LeeTutor for providing the following link:
The error code is now known to most likely signify a hardware failure which I believe points at either mobo or memory;
The computer is a Dell Inspiron 1100 with a celeron processor and Windows XP SP2.
1:) I previously ran HD diagnostics from Fujitsu and Harddisk passes all diagnostics
2:) have also updated Intel Video adapter driver in an effort to determine the cause of failure (similar crashes)
3:) I have updated BIOS
4:) run a repair install.
5:) updated Roxio cd burning software
6:) Uninstalled Norton antivirus
7:) Installed AVG , updated and scanned a couple of times.
8:) Run and scanned with Ad-Aware, Spybot, and Spyware Blaster (freshly updated)
Previous thread in which the error code was (8E) in which the above fixes were applied in response to and seemed to nail the problem at the time.
but for now I remain pointed at mem or mobo hardware as a possible solution? To start with can anybody point me toward a good diagnostics for either. I can pop out a stick of 128
MG So Dim and try with one half of the total to eliminate a memory failure. RAM is original at this point and have had no troubles previously with it.
I'm all ears in anticipation of some suggestions from the experts.