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Blue screen of death  - Hardware Malfunction

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One of my domain XP PCs fails to load windows -

Blue screen of death  - Hardware Malfunction

Call vendor

NMI Parity Check/ Memory Parity

The system has failed

Troubleshooting steps?
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Unless you need this computer, XP is soon dead. I would not invest in hardware to get XP going. Unless the computer is less than 2 years old and can run at least Windows 7, it is time for a new machine with a new (64-bit) operating system.

It would appear you have to replace memory. Still, I suggest now is as good a time as any to move on.

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Yup,memory.

He's still got till April and memory is cheap.
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test the ram with memtest86+  from www.memtest.org
or from the UBCD : http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/      

you can also post the minidump for more info - if needed
find it in windows\minidumps
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Replaced mem  - all ok now
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tx for feedback
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