Go Premium for a chance to win a PS4. Enter to Win

x
?
Solved

RAM Question

Posted on 2006-11-21
7
Medium Priority
?
254 Views
Last Modified: 2008-03-06
When I start my laptop (VAIO FS VGN0FS640), I get the following message:

The instruction at "0x00b11306" referenced memory at "0x00b50730".
The memory could not be "read".

Click on OK to terminate the program.

Q1: Does this relate to the RAM in my laptop?
Q2: Does it reduce my ram capacity?  If so, how I can findout the extend of the damage (what is the currecnt usable RAM?).

Thank you.
0
Comment
Question by:Mike Eghtebas
7 Comments
 
LVL 19

Accepted Solution

by:
simpswr earned 1000 total points
ID: 17990888
Download and run memtest . . if you have more than one stick in it, run the test on each stick individually

http://www.memtest86.com/
0
 
LVL 34

Author Comment

by:Mike Eghtebas
ID: 17991150
Just to make sure I would mess up my computer, I will download using the hyperlink titled:

Download - Linux Memtest86 v3.2 Source and binary Package

And then using Windows Installation instruction do I need to create a "boot-able CDROM"?  

How and Why do I need it?

Mike

0
 
LVL 34

Assisted Solution

by:jamietoner
jamietoner earned 400 total points
ID: 17991203
If you want create a bootable cd with memtest on it use this one http://www.memtest86.com/memtest86-3.2.iso.zip.
0
Independent Software Vendors: We Want Your Opinion

We value your feedback.

Take our survey and automatically be enter to win anyone of the following:
Yeti Cooler, Amazon eGift Card, and Movie eGift Card!

 
LVL 34

Author Comment

by:Mike Eghtebas
ID: 17991221
Why do I need to have a bootable cd?

All I want to do is test RAM in my laptop to see what is the extend of the damage?

Also, is the error message in my original question RAM related?

Thanks,

Mike
0
 
LVL 70

Assisted Solution

by:garycase
garycase earned 600 total points
ID: 17991261
You need a bootable CD (or floppy) to load MemTest --> it boots to its own environment.   Testing your RAM is a good idea to confirm whether or not the issue you referred to may be RAM-related.

As to whether or not your original error is RAM-related, it COULD be, but is more likely a program error.   Will the laptop boot to Safe Mode?  [press F8 at the start of the boot process; then select Safe Mode]   If so, then run MSCONFIG [Start - Run - MSConfig] and disable ALL of the items on the Startup tab.   See if the laptop will boot okay in that configuration.
0
 
LVL 19

Expert Comment

by:simpswr
ID: 17991311
The best memory tests need to run without an operating system to rule out errors other than hardware . . the bootable disc lets you startup without the operating system ( usually in DOS )

0
 
LVL 34

Author Comment

by:Mike Eghtebas
ID: 17992359
Thank you All
0

Featured Post

Concerto Cloud for Software Providers & ISVs

Can Concerto Cloud Services help you focus on evolving your application offerings, while delivering the best cloud experience to your customers? From DevOps to revenue models and customer support, the answer is yes!

Learn how Concerto can help you.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

SCOPE I WILL CONCENTRATE ON LCD SCREEN INVERTOR , CCFL BULB PROBLEMS.   The old question "My laptop screen is black what can it be ?". POSSIBLE PROBLEMS ARE.  1. INVERTER BOARD IS BAD.  2. CCFL BULB IN LCD SCREEN IS BAD.  3. NO VIDEO TO T…
I am not new to IT, I have been working in the field since 1985.  But recently I came up against something that stumped even me (it doesn't happen as often as I would like).  I was running a screencasting session from the laptop to my TV via ChromeC…
Finding and deleting duplicate (picture) files can be a time consuming task. My wife and I, our three kids and their families all share one dilemma: Managing our pictures. Between desktops, laptops, phones, tablets, and cameras; over the last decade…
This lesson discusses how to use a Mainform + Subforms in Microsoft Access to find and enter data for payments on orders. The sample data comes from a custom shop that builds and sells movable storage structures that are delivered to your property. …
Suggested Courses

963 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question