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September 19, 2004 7:43:50 PM

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I have a Dell Dimension 8100 which has slowly developed long boot times,
unexpected freezes (actually, now I expect them....), and a "NMI memory
parity error" when closing down. I hate to go out and buy new memory just
to find out this is not the problem. I've run a updated virus check which
was OK and a disk check (I use Norton) which, while it found a few bad
sectors, was otherwise OK. Any hints?

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September 19, 2004 9:26:27 PM

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Tim wrote:
> I have a Dell Dimension 8100 which has slowly developed long boot times,
> unexpected freezes (actually, now I expect them....), and a "NMI memory
> parity error" when closing down. I hate to go out and buy new memory just
> to find out this is not the problem. I've run a updated virus check which
> was OK and a disk check (I use Norton) which, while it found a few bad
> sectors, was otherwise OK. Any hints?


All of this sounds software (windows) related. Have you tried
reinstalling your operating system?
Anonymous
September 20, 2004 2:48:10 AM

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Bad sectors are a sign of more bad sectors to come and eventually a failed
drive. Start with a new drive. Reinstall whatever version of Windows on the
new drive. Salvage what programs and data you can from the old drive.

.... Ben Myers

On Sun, 19 Sep 2004 15:43:50 GMT, "Tim" <tndcass@swbell.net> wrote:

>I have a Dell Dimension 8100 which has slowly developed long boot times,
>unexpected freezes (actually, now I expect them....), and a "NMI memory
>parity error" when closing down. I hate to go out and buy new memory just
>to find out this is not the problem. I've run a updated virus check which
>was OK and a disk check (I use Norton) which, while it found a few bad
>sectors, was otherwise OK. Any hints?
>
>
September 21, 2004 6:46:22 AM

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I put in a drive I had around and now it seems to work, BUT I still get the
memory parity error upon shutting down....
<ben_myers_spam_me_not @ charter.net (Ben Myers)> wrote in message
news:414e0c4f.3719079@news.charter.net...
> Bad sectors are a sign of more bad sectors to come and eventually a failed
> drive. Start with a new drive. Reinstall whatever version of Windows on
> the
> new drive. Salvage what programs and data you can from the old drive.
>
> ... Ben Myers
>
> On Sun, 19 Sep 2004 15:43:50 GMT, "Tim" <tndcass@swbell.net> wrote:
>
>>I have a Dell Dimension 8100 which has slowly developed long boot times,
>>unexpected freezes (actually, now I expect them....), and a "NMI memory
>>parity error" when closing down. I hate to go out and buy new memory just
>>to find out this is not the problem. I've run a updated virus check which
>>was OK and a disk check (I use Norton) which, while it found a few bad
>>sectors, was otherwise OK. Any hints?
>>
>>
>
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