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Anonymous
July 23, 2005 5:30:04 PM

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I am running a Dell 4600 Dimension with Pentium 4 2.8GHz, 512MB ram, Intel
865G chipset. Lately, I have been getting error messages that state that
Program<X> has to close, and that Windows is sorry for the inconvenience, and
would I want to send a report to Microsoft? These occur at random, even at
times when I have more than 100MB of memory left. Is there any one item that
I should be looking at in order to track down this problem? Thanks for any
help.
Ron

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July 23, 2005 7:40:04 PM

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Loanarranger wrote:
> I am running a Dell 4600 Dimension with Pentium 4 2.8GHz, 512MB ram, Intel
> 865G chipset. Lately, I have been getting error messages that state that
> Program<X> has to close, and that Windows is sorry for the inconvenience, and
> would I want to send a report to Microsoft? These occur at random, even at
> times when I have more than 100MB of memory left. Is there any one item that
> I should be looking at in order to track down this problem? Thanks for any
> help.
> Ron


you may want to run a memory test...
though 512megs of RAM is sufficient...it may be defective
Anonymous
July 23, 2005 9:47:20 PM

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Hello,

Which program actually crashes ? You will have to make sure that the program is compatible under
windows xp. This might be a problem with the specific program and not neccessarily Windows XP and/or
the hardware that you have.

--

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"Loanarranger" <Loanarranger@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:207FB1E2-EF48-4BE6-A34B-E9D0E9219CA5@microsoft.com...
>I am running a Dell 4600 Dimension with Pentium 4 2.8GHz, 512MB ram, Intel
> 865G chipset. Lately, I have been getting error messages that state that
> Program<X> has to close, and that Windows is sorry for the inconvenience, and
> would I want to send a report to Microsoft? These occur at random, even at
> times when I have more than 100MB of memory left. Is there any one item that
> I should be looking at in order to track down this problem? Thanks for any
> help.
> Ron
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Anonymous
July 24, 2005 1:24:06 AM

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Thanks, philo
I'm not sure whether my BIOS runs a memory test on bootup, but I will try to
find some way to check it (any suggestions?). Hehe.

"philo" wrote:

> Loanarranger wrote:
> > I am running a Dell 4600 Dimension with Pentium 4 2.8GHz, 512MB ram, Intel
> > 865G chipset. Lately, I have been getting error messages that state that
> > Program<X> has to close, and that Windows is sorry for the inconvenience, and
> > would I want to send a report to Microsoft? These occur at random, even at
> > times when I have more than 100MB of memory left. Is there any one item that
> > I should be looking at in order to track down this problem? Thanks for any
> > help.
> > Ron
>
>
> you may want to run a memory test...
> though 512megs of RAM is sufficient...it may be defective
>
Anonymous
July 24, 2005 1:26:01 AM

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Yes, Anando, I thought as you did, however, several programs have experienced
this problem, and there seems to be no common element. They are showing as
compatible. Thanks for the suggestion.
Ron

"Anando [MS-MVP]" wrote:

> Hello,
>
> Which program actually crashes ? You will have to make sure that the program is compatible under
> windows xp. This might be a problem with the specific program and not neccessarily Windows XP and/or
> the hardware that you have.
>
> --
>
> Anando
> Microsoft MVP- Windows Shell/User
> http://www.microsoft.com/mvp
> http://www.mvps.org
>
> In memory of Alex Nichol
> http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone/meetexper...
>
> Folder customizations
> http://newdelhi.sancharnet.in/minku
>
> Protect your PC!
> http://www.microsoft.com/protect
>
>
> "Loanarranger" <Loanarranger@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:207FB1E2-EF48-4BE6-A34B-E9D0E9219CA5@microsoft.com...
> >I am running a Dell 4600 Dimension with Pentium 4 2.8GHz, 512MB ram, Intel
> > 865G chipset. Lately, I have been getting error messages that state that
> > Program<X> has to close, and that Windows is sorry for the inconvenience, and
> > would I want to send a report to Microsoft? These occur at random, even at
> > times when I have more than 100MB of memory left. Is there any one item that
> > I should be looking at in order to track down this problem? Thanks for any
> > help.
> > Ron
>
>
>
Anonymous
July 24, 2005 3:20:30 AM

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"Loanarranger" <Loanarranger@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:207FB1E2-EF48-4BE6-A34B-E9D0E9219CA5@microsoft.com...
>I am running a Dell 4600 Dimension with Pentium 4 2.8GHz, 512MB ram, Intel
> 865G chipset. Lately, I have been getting error messages that state that
> Program<X> has to close, and that Windows is sorry for the inconvenience,
> and
> would I want to send a report to Microsoft? These occur at random, even at
> times when I have more than 100MB of memory left. Is there any one item
> that
> I should be looking at in order to track down this problem? Thanks for any
> help.
> Ron

You'll need to get more details than that. One program? Have you just
installed that unnamed program? Is it happening to all of the programs or
just one? Try and see if it is after a certain amount of time from switching
the computer on or from starting the program? (I know you say random but try
and consider it in relation to those events to see if there is a pattern).
Any recent changes to your system like just upgraded to SP2 and it's
started? Have you got an updated antivirus program and scanned? Have you got
updated antispyware software and scanned?
Anonymous
July 24, 2005 3:20:31 AM

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Alan,
In reference to your points,
This problem affects several programs, some of which are relatively new to
my system, and some of which have been installed for quite some time. I will
try and time the event with respect to system startup and program startup.
My system came with Windows XP Home Edition SP2. I have the McAfee suite
installed and running, updated almost daily. Thanks for the suggestions. I'll
check out that timing thing.
Ron

"Alan Smith" wrote:

>
> "Loanarranger" <Loanarranger@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:207FB1E2-EF48-4BE6-A34B-E9D0E9219CA5@microsoft.com...
> >I am running a Dell 4600 Dimension with Pentium 4 2.8GHz, 512MB ram, Intel
> > 865G chipset. Lately, I have been getting error messages that state that
> > Program<X> has to close, and that Windows is sorry for the inconvenience,
> > and
> > would I want to send a report to Microsoft? These occur at random, even at
> > times when I have more than 100MB of memory left. Is there any one item
> > that
> > I should be looking at in order to track down this problem? Thanks for any
> > help.
> > Ron
>
> You'll need to get more details than that. One program? Have you just
> installed that unnamed program? Is it happening to all of the programs or
> just one? Try and see if it is after a certain amount of time from switching
> the computer on or from starting the program? (I know you say random but try
> and consider it in relation to those events to see if there is a pattern).
> Any recent changes to your system like just upgraded to SP2 and it's
> started? Have you got an updated antivirus program and scanned? Have you got
> updated antispyware software and scanned?
>
>
>
July 24, 2005 7:27:32 AM

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www.memtest86.org


"Loanarranger" <Loanarranger@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:2BC48F0C-8D50-48B3-850A-ED614E9B3E06@microsoft.com...
> Thanks, philo
> I'm not sure whether my BIOS runs a memory test on bootup, but I will try
> to
> find some way to check it (any suggestions?). Hehe.
>
> "philo" wrote:
>
>> Loanarranger wrote:
>> > I am running a Dell 4600 Dimension with Pentium 4 2.8GHz, 512MB ram,
>> > Intel
>> > 865G chipset. Lately, I have been getting error messages that state
>> > that
>> > Program<X> has to close, and that Windows is sorry for the
>> > inconvenience, and
>> > would I want to send a report to Microsoft? These occur at random, even
>> > at
>> > times when I have more than 100MB of memory left. Is there any one item
>> > that
>> > I should be looking at in order to track down this problem? Thanks for
>> > any
>> > help.
>> > Ron
>>
>>
>> you may want to run a memory test...
>> though 512megs of RAM is sufficient...it may be defective
>>
July 24, 2005 7:32:42 AM

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Are you using battery back ups (UPS)? If no, you may have some
file corruption from dirty power _surges/brownouts_.

"Loanarranger" <Loanarranger@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:573C4E41-C7FE-415D-9512-358C93D3BD9A@microsoft.com...
> Alan,
> In reference to your points,
> This problem affects several programs, some of which are relatively new to
> my system, and some of which have been installed for quite some time. I
> will
> try and time the event with respect to system startup and program startup.
> My system came with Windows XP Home Edition SP2. I have the McAfee suite
> installed and running, updated almost daily. Thanks for the suggestions.
> I'll
> check out that timing thing.
> Ron
>
> "Alan Smith" wrote:
>
>>
>> "Loanarranger" <Loanarranger@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:207FB1E2-EF48-4BE6-A34B-E9D0E9219CA5@microsoft.com...
>> >I am running a Dell 4600 Dimension with Pentium 4 2.8GHz, 512MB ram,
>> >Intel
>> > 865G chipset. Lately, I have been getting error messages that state
>> > that
>> > Program<X> has to close, and that Windows is sorry for the
>> > inconvenience,
>> > and
>> > would I want to send a report to Microsoft? These occur at random, even
>> > at
>> > times when I have more than 100MB of memory left. Is there any one item
>> > that
>> > I should be looking at in order to track down this problem? Thanks for
>> > any
>> > help.
>> > Ron
>>
>> You'll need to get more details than that. One program? Have you just
>> installed that unnamed program? Is it happening to all of the programs or
>> just one? Try and see if it is after a certain amount of time from
>> switching
>> the computer on or from starting the program? (I know you say random but
>> try
>> and consider it in relation to those events to see if there is a
>> pattern).
>> Any recent changes to your system like just upgraded to SP2 and it's
>> started? Have you got an updated antivirus program and scanned? Have you
>> got
>> updated antispyware software and scanned?
Anonymous
July 24, 2005 10:50:01 AM

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Sorry Frank, I have only city power, and as luck would have it, everything's
running perfectly since a couple of days ago. Now when I need things to fail,
naturally they won't, but when they do, I'm going to collect data on the
timing of things. In the meantime, do you know of a good memory testing
software? Thanks, again.
Ron

"Frank" wrote:

> Are you using battery back ups (UPS)? If no, you may have some
> file corruption from dirty power _surges/brownouts_.
>
> "Loanarranger" <Loanarranger@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:573C4E41-C7FE-415D-9512-358C93D3BD9A@microsoft.com...
> > Alan,
> > In reference to your points,
> > This problem affects several programs, some of which are relatively new to
> > my system, and some of which have been installed for quite some time. I
> > will
> > try and time the event with respect to system startup and program startup.
> > My system came with Windows XP Home Edition SP2. I have the McAfee suite
> > installed and running, updated almost daily. Thanks for the suggestions.
> > I'll
> > check out that timing thing.
> > Ron
> >
> > "Alan Smith" wrote:
> >
> >>
> >> "Loanarranger" <Loanarranger@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> >> news:207FB1E2-EF48-4BE6-A34B-E9D0E9219CA5@microsoft.com...
> >> >I am running a Dell 4600 Dimension with Pentium 4 2.8GHz, 512MB ram,
> >> >Intel
> >> > 865G chipset. Lately, I have been getting error messages that state
> >> > that
> >> > Program<X> has to close, and that Windows is sorry for the
> >> > inconvenience,
> >> > and
> >> > would I want to send a report to Microsoft? These occur at random, even
> >> > at
> >> > times when I have more than 100MB of memory left. Is there any one item
> >> > that
> >> > I should be looking at in order to track down this problem? Thanks for
> >> > any
> >> > help.
> >> > Ron
> >>
> >> You'll need to get more details than that. One program? Have you just
> >> installed that unnamed program? Is it happening to all of the programs or
> >> just one? Try and see if it is after a certain amount of time from
> >> switching
> >> the computer on or from starting the program? (I know you say random but
> >> try
> >> and consider it in relation to those events to see if there is a
> >> pattern).
> >> Any recent changes to your system like just upgraded to SP2 and it's
> >> started? Have you got an updated antivirus program and scanned? Have you
> >> got
> >> updated antispyware software and scanned?
>
>
>
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