I have a Dell machine with Windows XP. When I start the PC, and after the POST is complete, I get the following error message on a blue screen:
*** Hardware Malfunction
Call your hardware vendor for support
*** The system has halted ***
NMI: Parity Check / Memory Parity Error
My initial thought was that the RAM was faulty, but tested this and didn't seem to be the case. Eventually, I decided to remove the CMOS battery. I left it out for 10 minutes, and booted the computer without it, and Windows loaded as normal. After replacing the battery, the error message re-appeared.
From this, I assume their is something wrong with the BIOS configuration. Any ideas where to look / how to fix this ?
Thanks for your help!