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Anonymous
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August 5, 2005 11:39:01 AM

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In my system information, it says my "Available Memory" is 24.10%. Isn't
that low? What can be done about that. I have been getting a Blue Screen,
Fatal Error, Memory Dump message.
I contacted Dell, and they said my Hard Drive and Memory is failing. But,
how do they really know? What do I need to do?

Thanks!

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Anonymous
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August 5, 2005 6:43:29 PM

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"marshur" <marshur@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:9083E572-BEC6-4E48-9FBC-045A211D2C4D@microsoft.com...
> In my system information, it says my "Available Memory" is 24.10%. Isn't
> that low? What can be done about that. I have been getting a Blue
Screen,
> Fatal Error, Memory Dump message.
> I contacted Dell, and they said my Hard Drive and Memory is failing. But,
> how do they really know? What do I need to do?

How much memory have you got? How big is your hard drive and what percentage
is free space?
Anonymous
a b } Memory
August 5, 2005 6:43:30 PM

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512MB of Memory Hard Disk is 37.22GB with 17GB free space

"Falcon" wrote:

>
> "marshur" <marshur@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:9083E572-BEC6-4E48-9FBC-045A211D2C4D@microsoft.com...
> > In my system information, it says my "Available Memory" is 24.10%. Isn't
> > that low? What can be done about that. I have been getting a Blue
> Screen,
> > Fatal Error, Memory Dump message.
> > I contacted Dell, and they said my Hard Drive and Memory is failing. But,
> > how do they really know? What do I need to do?
>
> How much memory have you got? How big is your hard drive and what percentage
> is free space?
>
>
>
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Anonymous
a b } Memory
August 5, 2005 8:16:24 PM

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Reply at the foot of the message:

"marshur" <marshur@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:22CEF6A6-7F33-4E81-99BA-683AF6B7AB03@microsoft.com...
> 512MB of Memory Hard Disk is 37.22GB with 17GB free space
>
> "Falcon" wrote:
>
> >
> > "marshur" <marshur@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > news:9083E572-BEC6-4E48-9FBC-045A211D2C4D@microsoft.com...
> > > In my system information, it says my "Available Memory" is 24.10%.
Isn't
> > > that low? What can be done about that. I have been getting a Blue
> > >Screen, Fatal Error, Memory Dump message.
> > > I contacted Dell, and they said my Hard Drive and Memory is failing.
But,
> > > how do they really know? What do I need to do?
> >
> > How much memory have you got? How big is your hard drive and what
percentage
> > is free space?

The amount of free space on the hard drive is fine. Run all the error
checking and optimisation tools available by clicking 'My Computer' on the
Desktop, right clicking the drive icon and selecting the tools tab. Run
Error-Checking, than 'Defragmentation'. You may have to restart your
computer to run 'Error-Checking'

The amount of RAM is fine too. If you think the RAM you already have is
failing, download the Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool from
http://oca.miscrosoft.com/en/windiag.asp. You'll need to put it on a floppy
or CD-Rom, boot your computer from it, and run it for a few hours.

If you run a lot of programs at the same time you can add more memory to
help with the load, as long as you're comfortable with opening the PC. Just
plug in a compatible module (details of the right type can be found in the
manual that came with the PC) and away you go. Windows will recognise it
automatically. You can also find compatible RAM from an online vendor such
as www.crucial.com

Hope this helps

--
Falcon:
fide, sed cui vide. (L)
[I know that you believe that you understood what you think I wrote, but I
am not sure you realise that what you read is not what I meant.]
Anonymous
a b } Memory
August 5, 2005 8:16:25 PM

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That link: http://oca.miscrosoft.com/en/windiag.asp will not open

"Falcon" wrote:

> Reply at the foot of the message:
>
> "marshur" <marshur@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:22CEF6A6-7F33-4E81-99BA-683AF6B7AB03@microsoft.com...
> > 512MB of Memory Hard Disk is 37.22GB with 17GB free space
> >
> > "Falcon" wrote:
> >
> > >
> > > "marshur" <marshur@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> > > news:9083E572-BEC6-4E48-9FBC-045A211D2C4D@microsoft.com...
> > > > In my system information, it says my "Available Memory" is 24.10%.
> Isn't
> > > > that low? What can be done about that. I have been getting a Blue
> > > >Screen, Fatal Error, Memory Dump message.
> > > > I contacted Dell, and they said my Hard Drive and Memory is failing.
> But,
> > > > how do they really know? What do I need to do?
> > >
> > > How much memory have you got? How big is your hard drive and what
> percentage
> > > is free space?
>
> The amount of free space on the hard drive is fine. Run all the error
> checking and optimisation tools available by clicking 'My Computer' on the
> Desktop, right clicking the drive icon and selecting the tools tab. Run
> Error-Checking, than 'Defragmentation'. You may have to restart your
> computer to run 'Error-Checking'
>
> The amount of RAM is fine too. If you think the RAM you already have is
> failing, download the Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool from
> http://oca.miscrosoft.com/en/windiag.asp. You'll need to put it on a floppy
> or CD-Rom, boot your computer from it, and run it for a few hours.
>
> If you run a lot of programs at the same time you can add more memory to
> help with the load, as long as you're comfortable with opening the PC. Just
> plug in a compatible module (details of the right type can be found in the
> manual that came with the PC) and away you go. Windows will recognise it
> automatically. You can also find compatible RAM from an online vendor such
> as www.crucial.com
>
> Hope this helps
>
> --
> Falcon:
> fide, sed cui vide. (L)
> [I know that you believe that you understood what you think I wrote, but I
> am not sure you realise that what you read is not what I meant.]
>
>
>
>
>
Anonymous
a b } Memory
August 6, 2005 2:17:52 AM

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"marshur" <marshur@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:BCAC66D1-4683-4891-8E3B-120B4A901FC4@microsoft.com...
> That link: http://oca.miscrosoft.com/en/windiag.asp will not open

Unintentional spelling error, sorry:
http://oca.microsoft.com/en/windiag.asp

--
Falcon:
fide, sed cui vide. (L)
[I know that you believe that you understood what you think I wrote, but I
am not sure you realise that what you read is not what I meant.]
Anonymous
a b } Memory
August 6, 2005 5:44:23 PM

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"marshur" <marshur@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

>In my system information, it says my "Available Memory" is 24.10%. Isn't
>that low? What can be done about that. I have been getting a Blue Screen,
>Fatal Error, Memory Dump message.
>I contacted Dell, and they said my Hard Drive and Memory is failing. But,
>how do they really know? What do I need to do?
>
>Thanks!

Disregard that report. It has no real significance with respect to
your computer's performance. By design, Windows will always attempt
to find some use, anything whatever that might potentially be of some
benefit, for every bit of installed memory rather than leaving the RAM
sitting there idly going to rot. And just as soon as some better use
comes along for some of that RAM then Windows will instantaneously
drop the more trivial usages so as to free up whatever is now
required.

"Available memory" should perhaps be more accurately labeled "useless
meory" because that is what it actually represents - memory for which
Windows has so far been totally unable to find any use for.

Now to the Blue Screen. There are tens of thousands (at least) of
different possible error conditions that can result in a Blue Screen
error message; and the vast majority of these all have different
causes and therefore different cures. The actual content of the Blue
Screen, including any STOP code and the 4 associated parameters as
well as any file or module names mentioned, will identify which
specific error condition has occurred, and with that information it
might be possible to help you to resolve the problem. But without the
complete *verbatim* content of the Blue Screen it is pointless to even
begin the attempt.

It may well be that there is a problem with your hard drive and/or
with your RAM, but the information you have provided so far is
insufficient to make that determination.

See http://dts-l.org/goodpost.htm for suggestions as to what sort of
information you should include when requesting assistance with a
problem.

Hope this is of some assistance.

Good luck
Ron Martell Duncan B.C. Canada
--
Microsoft MVP
On-Line Help Computer Service
http://onlinehelp.bc.ca

In memory of a dear friend Alex Nichol MVP
http://aumha.org/alex.htm
!