Memory problem on win 2000 computer

I have Windows 2000 installed on a system and when running Microsoft Word for example
 a blue screen appears with the messages 'Emptying memory" . and I have to reboot the system

Can you please tell me the reason for this error? Could it be due to RAM or windows problem

thanks
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michkoConnect With a Mentor Commented:
Could be hardware or software.

If all you want to test is the memory, memtest86 is a very good test.  You can get it here:
http://www.memtest.org/

If you want to run other hardware tests, take a look at Ultimate Boot CD.  
www.ultimatebootcd.com

Make sure your system is virus and spy/adware free.  If you don't have an antivirus solution, AVG free edition http://free.grisoft.com/ is a good antivirus.  SuperAntiSpyware (www.superantispyware.com) is a good spyware solution.

Also clean out extraneous files and fragments with CCleaner (www.ccleaner.com).  Run both its cleanup function and its registry cleaner.  Reboot.

Then check your hd for errors and run a defrag.

Let us know how that goes.
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jvuzCommented:
Check for virus.
Afterwards check with an updated www.superantispyware.com
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BroadcasterCommented:
Sounds like a bad stick of memory to me. If you have a known good stick you can install it and see if the error continues.
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