Dell M90 Laptop Hardware Malfunction
Posted on 2006-07-11
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NMI: Parity Check / Memory Parity Error
***The Sysytem Has Halted***
I have a brand new M90 laptop that has been working fine with the exception of a few hangs of IE and explorere for the last month. Then after a reboot this morning I got hit with this error. A reboot yeilded same error.
The error pops up after the windows launching logo runs but just before the login screen pops up.
I am fairly certain that it is not a memory or MoBo error due to the fact that the drive was swapped the drive into a second M90 which worked fine before and after with its original drive. With the drive from the first box in the second box I get the same error same place. Conversely the drive from second box boots just fine in first box.
BIOS is not an issue as one of the first machine was upgraded several days ago and the second box has not be upgraded at all.
Ironically I can boot the "bad" disk successfully in safe mode on either box with no problem.
Unless ya'll have any other suggestions I am going with the thought that the problem lies with the drive but for the life of me I cannot remember ever seeing something like this before. Having said that I should note the drive is a SATA drive which I also have never had to deal with in a laptop before.
Not many problems stump me. But this one has been befuddled.
Thanks in advance for any thoughts...