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hi. i have an older pc that i use to surf the web... it has win 2k pro, amd duron 1.2 and 512 mb pc133 of ram. sometimes when im using it the screen goes blue and says beginning dump of physical memory ...what is it?? and what do i do when it happens i just hold the power button till it shuts off

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A memory dump will save what is in your memory so a programmer can find out why your computer crashed later.
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ok thanks... but how do i find out why it crashed and what do i do whrn it does do this ??
    
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it should also give you an error code or a string you should check what the error code or string means at microsofts support website
    
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Run memtest on the PC see if your memory modules are playing up
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ok where can i get a mem test prog

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it should also give you an error code or a string you should check what the error code or string means at microsofts support website


it doesnt do it that often and i never really looked at the code
    
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ok where can i get a mem test prog

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Here you go mate: http://www.memtest86.com/
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thanks
    
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