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I have an HP Proliant DL380 G4 that was running server 2003 SBS and I took it off line to re-purpose at a different site. I ran SmartStart and selected Server 2003 standard and it gets to the point where the OS is installing devicesand I get a BSOD stating
***Hardware malfunction***
NMI: Parity check / Memory parity error.
The system has halted
I have tried SmartStart versions 7.10, 8.40 and 8.50 as well as Server 2003 and Server 2008.
HELP!!!
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by:Seth Simmons
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seems you have faulty memory
likely won't get anywhere with any operating system until you find the bad module(s)

run memtest86 from a bootable cd or flash drive

http://www.memtest86.com/download.htm
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Any of those SmartStart versions should run fine so I agree it's hardware.  Your SmartStart CD has diagnostics on it, boot to SmartStart and run complete diags.  That should tell you.
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by:PriceConsulting
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I have run the diagnostics, including memory tests, from SmartStart and all tests pass.
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Also ran memtest with no errors
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I disabled one of the NICs in BIOS and the install was able to complete without errors so I guess I will give the points to myself.
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