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Diagnostic tool physical memory failure

Q: Diagnostic tool physical memory failure

Hi, I've just run Lenovo Diagnostic tool for my G570. It tells me that the laptop's physical memory has failed. The failure code is 42S and there is also a longer code WME0080000800-HO8Y5I. I can't find any information on these codes. Can anyone suggest what they mean? Other than that the laptop is working well and everything has passed the diagnostic tests: except for the the fact that the bluetooth adaptor is missing. (I don't need this and so I'm not particularly concerned that the adaptor is missing). Can anyone help, please. Thank you in advance, Liam

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OK I have windows vista and every time I try to run the memory diagnostic tool it always freezez at 8% overall and 16% on the first half of the test I run it on a restart and the next time I start up my computer any ideas why and it says no error detected as of yet

A:memory diagnostic tool

I don't know unless the CPU is overheating -- but try creating a Windows independent diagnostic using Memtest.

Beginners Guides: Diagnosing Bad Memory
Memtest86 - A Stand-alone Memory Diagnostic

>> And why are you testing the memory -- are you getting any BSODs or freezes otherwise?

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Hello everyone.. Ran across this link


in another (GASP, CHOKE) forum and thought I'd post it here for review/ comments.

I used the download file to create a boot floppy which runs the diagnostic. You also have the option of burning it to a CD.

One advantage I see over other memory diagnostics I've used, is this one runs it's test sequence (a set of 8) continuously until you stop it. This allows one to run a repeateitive test sequence over an extended period of time (like over night) and have a better chance of detecting an intermittent fault.

Check it out

A:New Memory Diagnostic Tool

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does win 7's memory diagnostic tool always takes a long time from 21% to 22% on extended run? standard, short tests finish quickly i can run 2/3 tests in no time at all

A:memory diagnostic tool

it does on mine , i thought originally it had hung on me but it eventually moved on it does it everytime so im assuming that particular test takes a while

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Hello guys, can you help me please I need to know what this test do and what its mean:
PS: Sorry for my bad english. :)

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I ran the extended test overnight and this morning it had rebooted into Vista. The problem is that there are no results in the toolbar to be viewed as the tutorial said it should be. Where can I view the results of the memory test?

A:Memory Diagnostic Tool Problem

Which memory test, which tool, and which tutorial? I'm presuming that you're using the built in memory tester - and it should've given you a notice if it passed the test or if it found any problems. If you didn't get a message, then I'd suspect that the test terminated abnormally - so you'll have to run the test and see if you can get a message from it (or see when it terminates). This'll involve a lot of boring, staring at the screen - but I've found not evidence of a log file or results page that will be displayed.Here's a link to the BC tutorial on the memory test: http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/using-vista-windows-memory-diagnostics-tool/

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I recently purchased a Dell Studio 1747 laptop. However, it had numerous issues. I managed to get enough replacement parts for it to finally be fixed, however, I would like to test one of my old memory sticks in Windows 7 Memory Diagnostics to see which one is defective. I had 4 GB of RAM. Surely, both couldn't be, right? I think only one of them was defective. I want to test to see which stick it could be, simple enough, right?

Even simpler question. In the Windows 7 Memory Diagnostic Tool, what is the max amount of RAM it can scan? In Vista/XP it was 4 GB. Is it the same for the Windows 7 version? I am running a 64-bit OS. If not, shall I just remove one of the existing (good) sticks of RAM and replace it with the questionable one and run the test?

I've already ran the test on my new, freshly replaced RAM, which came back all-clear, so, I know any new errors should be attributed to the extra RAM I put in.


Necifix (Or TWISTEDBroly, this SN is old)

A:Windows 7 Memory Diagnostic Tool

Hi -

I would suggest running memtest86+ one stick at a time; alternate the slots

Memtest86+ --> http://www.memtest.org/#downiso

Burn ISO to VD with Imgburn --> http://www.imgburn.com/index.php?act=download

Regards. . .



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I have a problem here. I am using Windows 7RC. Was having no probs with anything, just exploring this OS. I started windows memory diagnostic tool control panal. Now I cant get out of it. There is no response to esc=exit. Reboot=memory diagnostic tool. Try to boot in safe mode, it takes me straight to memory diagnostic tool. Tried to boot into the bios, it took me to memory diagnostic tool. Finally I uninstalled the two sticks of Kingston KVR800D2N5/1G, then reinstalled them hoping that would change things. Booted up, it went to memory diagnostic tool....I have no idea what is causing this. Any help would be appreciated here.
Oh, I use an Asus P5B-E motherboard.

A:memory diagnostic tool problem

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I can perform a Standard test without any difficulty. However, when I tried to attempt an Extended test the process halted at about 10% of even the
first test. After about a quarter of an hour it was still at this point so I pressed Esc to cancel the test.
How long would this Extended test normally take ? Was I a little premature in stopping it ?

A:Windows Memory Diagnostic tool.

Your throughest testing would be memtest86.

Its a boot cd thats run startup and let run.
Memtest86+ - Advanced Memory Diagnostic Tool

Remeber its an iso that needs to be properly burnt.

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I scheduled windows to check for memory problems. Then when i restarted windows it was stuck in a loop of checking memory problems. It didnt find any problems. When the test finishes it just starts over. And if i hit exit it just restarts the test. Restarting my computer doesnt help. And i tried pressing F8 to go to safe mode but it wont open it just goes straight to wmd. I found this online which said it would stop it:

The fix should be done on the command line by launching a command prompt as administrator...

bcdedit.exe /bootsequence {current}


bcdedit.exe /default {current}

But i cant get to command prompt. Also i put my windows disk in that came with my asus computer and i cant access command prompt threw there either. It doesnt even give me the option to repair windows. Just restore. I think if i could make a boot disk to load command prompt i might be able to fix my promble. So if anybody knows how to fix this i would greatly appreciate it. Also restore is NOT an option.

A:Windows memory diagnostic tool loop?

some1 please bleep reply

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I am running Windows Vista Ultimate 64 bit version on a new computer (30 days old). After experiencing several BSOD, I decided to run a memory diagnostic. However, every time I try to run Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool, it starts up to run it but then I get a screen saying it cannot be run because /boot/memtest.exe is missing or corrupted.

It was suggested by a helpful Microsoft tech from India that I should do a "in-place upgrade" however in following the instructions I got to the point where it asks whether I want to do a Upgrade Install and keep my files, programs, etc. or a Custom (advanced) Install but lose my files, programs, etc. The tech suggested I do the latter but I don't want to have to reinstall everything.

1. Any idea why my memtest.exe is not working?

2. What is the proper way to "rewrite" the OS (and presumably a function version of memtest.exe) onto my hard drive without losing all my data.

A:Missing Vista Memory Diagnostic Tool

The way to do this would be the In Place Upgrade.Why memtest.exe isn't working - most likely because it's either not there, or the path to it is incorrect.My suggestion tho', is to download a free, bootable memory testing utility and leave the system alone (if it's working properly otherwise). Here's a link to one that I use: http://www.memtest86.com/

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I used the memory diagnostic tool on Vista, select the option to check right away. and my screen went blank, actually 2 tone, and I am unable to restart windows. I have no mouse and cannot see anything but a 2 tone screen 3/4 blue and 1/4 white, colors sometimes change.

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How exactly do I burn the windiag.iso file that mtinst.exe creates to CD? Do I simply use the "burn Iso File" option of my burning software [Nero 6]? Do I rename the file to remove the .iso extension, and then "burn Iso file", as in the instructions for creating slipstreamed installation cds? Do I need to use Nero's "create bootable CD" option and then burn the iso file?

Any advice on how best to use WMDT? MS suggests using the menu options to turn the CPU cache off and to run the "extended memory map" rather than the default standard map.

A:How to burn a windows memory diagnostic tool cd?

Various ways to transform .iso files to bootable CDs: How to successfully burn or write an ISO-image to cd or dvd - http://iso.snoekonline.com/iso.htm.Louis

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I know this question has been asked in the past but I never found answers, just more questions. I hope this will provide someone enough info so they can shed some light on this.

I ran the MdSched.exe file just to test my laptop's RAM (for grins really) and now that I have, MdRes shows up in the system tray. It doesn't consume much memory. I can stop it. But it bugs me that it is there and nowhere can I find out why it appears or how to prevent it from doing so. Startup, HKLM_Run, HKU_Run are where one would normally check for startup processes. It doesn't seem to be a service either. It's not in MSCONFIG and can't run Defender (Vista issue?). I rebooted, shut down and removed my hibernation file and created it anew. I searched in the System Event Log and the only reference was when I initiated MdSched. I am including that.


The process C:\Windows\System32\MdSched.exe (DRDOS-PC) has initiated the
restart of computer DRDOS-PC on behalf of user DrDOS-PC\DrDOS for the following
reason: Hardware: Maintenance (Planned)

Here is a more detailed version:

Log Name: System

Source: USER32

Date: 7/11/2011 5:21:57 PM

Event ID: 1074

Task Category: None

Level: Information

Keywords: Classic


Computer: DrDOS-PC


The process C:\Windows\System32\MdSched.exe (DRDOS-PC) has initiated the
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A:Memory Diagnostic Tool (MDRes) keeps launching on boot up

I gave an aswer which was simple and easy, but then read your post again and saw that your deleted your restore points. This is never suggested. The small space saved does not warrant their removal due to situations, just like this.
Did you try to go to search, notification area, and then untick the service if listed.
In lieu of using a method that would have worked, try this and SFC command.
System Files - SFC Command
Just a wild guess, but if you go to search and type "turn windows features on", if it is there you can untick it.
You could try downloading Winpatrol, the startup items seem to be in more detail than msconfig and you may be able to turn it off from there if it shows.
You can try Process Explorer ( not necessary to download, you can just run it from the site) and see if the process can be killed with that software.

Defender cant be run if you have Microsoft Security Essentials as your AV.


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My laptop (HP Pavilion dv2000) running Vista Premium SP2 has started running really slowly recently and I've been trying to find out why. One of the steps I've taken in trying to detect the issue is running Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool at startup. I ran this test successfully in the Basic Mode which includes MATS+, INVS, and SCHCHR, and when I say successful, I just mean that I don't see any results but the test completed. I tried running the test twice in Standard mode (same tests as basic + LRAND, Stride6, CHCKR3, WMATS+ and WINVC) and my computer powers off abruptly each time before the test even reaches 5% completion in the first run.

A:Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool Powers Off My Laptop

If the computer powers off during the test, try this free memory test:
http://www.carrona.org/memdiag.html (read the details at the link)

If it still shuts off, then you've got a hardware problem. Blow out the vents with canned air (DO NOT use an air compressor or vacuum cleaner - it'll cause damage) and ensure that the fan is working.

Beyond that, it's gonna require taking the case apart.

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I have bought a new PC for my wife without OS. It is an Acer N2120G supplied only with FreeDOS on the HD. I have installed Win 7 Pro via a USB flash drive, using the Windows DVD/USB tool from the install DVD without any great difficulty.
Everything works but once she started using it she gets crashes about once a day. I tried it myself and get the same problem. At present there isn't anything elaborate installed. Mainly it will be used for browsing and emails and a few of the built in card games.

She had to stop using it so I could check it all. I started with simple checks like PW and SFC and they looked fine. I went back to the AMD website and their auto detect told me that I had all the up to date drivers.
Just to be safe, I updated all the drivers from the supplied driver CD. I was especially cautious about the graphics card as I know that can be very sensitive! But the crashes still occurred - maybe after 6 hours - maybe after 6 minutes

I also wiped the 5GB partition used for FreeDOS and set it as an unallocated, empty, space as we will never need the full 500GB on the HD.
A couple of days ago I set the PC to run the Memory Diagnostic from Administrative Tools. Just the standard shutdown and run option. (I had already tried a WinDiag CD that I have had for years and that didn't show any problems, but I know it was designed before 4GB RAM was allowable. So I thought it best to try again with the up to date tool.)

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A:Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool stops at 88% complete

Use the RAM - Test with Memtest86+.

I'd also scan with Malwarebytes, SFC, establish a Clean Boot, and the rest of the steps from Troubleshooting Steps for Windows 7

Compare the install you did with the perfect install compiled in Clean Reinstall Windows 7. It's always best to delete all partitions during reinstall or if there was a foreign boot agent on the drive as in FreeDOS then I'd wipe it first with Diskpart Clean Command lest that boot code remain on the disk.

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Hi Team,

Memory Diagnostic Tool keeps launching on boot up windows 7. How to stop it. I daily kill the process from task manager. I try to search in internet but no result. Is it a bug? Kindly provide a solution.


A:Memory Diagnostic Tool keeps launching on boot up windows 7

Find out for sure by testing your RAM with memtest 86 for 5-6 passes or overnight to stress it. RAM - Test with Memtest86+

You are testing both the RAM and the slots here. I would also remove the RAM and examine the slots for debris, which is a good time to thoroughly blow out the dust in your PC.

If this doesnt' solve the error message then run SFC -SCANNOW Command .

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Hi, I'm new on these forums and this is my first post. Nice to meet you all.

Anyway, I have windows Vista Business and it's my first time switching from Windows XP. I explored most of the OS already and tried out the new features. Here's my problem:

I ran Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool 5 days ago, for the first time. I hit "run diagnostic check on the next reboot" and it scheduled a diagnostic memory check for me.

I know i don't have memory problems but i ran the test anyway. It came back with no errors in my memory. Now I log back into windows after it self-restarts and it tells me that no errors were found. Now all is good, except now every time i reboot, the memory diagnostic tool runs, checking my memory.... it takes 8 minutes if I don't cancel the test myself and it's getting annoying.

Is there anyway to stop this thing from running every time i boot up? The diagnostic test runs after the P.O.S.T. and before Vista begins to load.

here are my machine specs:
Lenovo T61 laptop
Intel Core2Duo 2.4ghz T7700
Nvidia 140m
2gb RAM and 1gb turbocache

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Hello , I am writing to you from my friends computer.

I am running windows 7 for long time and I havent came accross this yet , so this is what happend in shorter version :

I was using my computer when the screen just went black. I just tought to myself its probably something wrong with my memory so i ran the Memory Diagnostic Tool ,I picked the first choice that it recommended "Save work and restart the system".

The computer restarted , and the tool started to work after 15-20 minutes it was nearly done 90 somthing % , i just went down stairs to get a drink and when i came backed upstairs i realised that the scanning is at 8% again , I tought maybe thats how it works , scans 2-3 times , i lefted the computer working over the night when i waken up the tool was still working , went to work , came backed and the tool was still working , i just said to myself this has to be wrong , i unpluged the pc left it over the night. Turned it on , the diagnostic tool started itself again , The scan was neraly over when just again i realised that this think goes in infinity. I pressed the " Esc" button as it said to finish but when i press the button the scan just resets and goes from 0% again

It doesnt want to let me run safe mode or anything else , only go to bios set up.

I would really appreciate if you could help me guys, bye

A:Windows 7 Memory Diagnostic Tool Huge problem

The Memory test repeats itself unless it encounters an error if you want to set it to run a certain number of times press F1 and enter a number (1-99). You can also pick what type of test you want to run and whether it is buffered or unbuffered.

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Hello all. I'm currently talking to you from Safe Mode in Windows 7 32 bit.

I've been running Windows 7 for quite some time now and I haven't run across any hiccups like with the previous versions of Windows... until now.
I recently bought a copy of Star Craft 2 from Gamestop. Doing this allows you to be in the beta program... so I figured "Oh, good stuff".

I tried to patch the program and I received an error during the patch process. To make a long story short, Blizzard informed me that I should run the Windows 7 memory diagnostic tool to make sure that my RAM wasn't at fault, using the extended test. I figured "Ok, no problem".

I ran the tool, selected "Save work and restart the system".

The tool loads up and starts to run with 1 pass with a "basic" check. I realized after about 10 minutes into the check that I could hit F10 and change the options. I hit F10, changed the test to Extended and hit continue. The screen refreshed VERY slowly with the updated changes, except the progress went from 10% complete to look like "_%" for every spot that could have a % at it.

I thought that was odd, so I hit the Exit button.

The system rebooted.

The system started to hang at the BIOS POST screen a little longer that it usually does... normally it only stays there about 2-3 seconds... it now stays there for around 10-15 seconds.

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A:Windows 7 Memory Diagnostic Tool Crashed My System

I don't know much but if it was that bad I know I would just make a fresh install of Windows, erasing the partition, making a new and cleaning it.

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I have bought a new PC for my wife without OS. It is an Acer N2120G supplied only with FreeDOS on the HD. I have installed Win 7 Pro via a USB flash drive, using the Windows DVD/USB tool from the install DVD without any great difficulty.
Everything works but once she started using it she got crashes about once a day. I tried it myself and get the same problem. At present there isn't anything elaborate installed. Mainly it will be used for browsing and emails and a few of the built in card games. Having installed Win 7 Pro sp1 32bit, I wiped the FreeDOS partition so that is now unallocated empty space.

She had to stop using it so I could check it all. I got advice from the Win 7 Forum Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool stops at 88% complete so I started with simple checks like PW and SFC and they looked fine. I went back to the AMD website and their auto detect told me that I had all the up to date drivers.
Just to be safe, I updated all the drivers from the AMD automatic system. I was especially cautious about the graphics card as I know that can be very sensitive! But the crashes still occurred - maybe after 6 hours - maybe after 6 minutes

I set the PC to run the Memory Diagnostic from Administrative Tools. Just the standard shutdown and run option. it froze at 88% complete. After some hours I gave up and after a reboot, tried again - same freeze but at 21%. Then I tried the memtest86 having downloaded it for recording to a CD. That showed that the memory was OK in all respe... Read more

A:BSOD Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool stops at 88% complete

Please make sure your computer is set for Small Memory Dumps Dump Files - Configure Windows to Create on BSOD Then make sure there is a folder in C:/Windows named Minidump. If not, create one.

Also, check your Windows Updates and make sure there are no recommended or important updates left to run and in the left column look at view update history and see how many have failed.

When you ran memtest did you run this one for 8 complete passes?
Please Run Memtest86+

Please download from this site only http://www.memtest.org/ in the middle of the page are the Download links, you can download the ISO.zip or the Auto USB Flash Drive installer.zip

Extract the Zip file. If you chose the ISO image, burn it to a CD using Windows Disk Image Burner or any Image burner you may have. If you downloaded the Auto USB installer, extract it, insert your USB 2.0 Flash Drive and take note of the drive letter. Run the installer, select the Flash Drive Letter, check the format box and press next. It will install memtest86+ to a flash drive. You can use either V4.20 or V5.01. Boot from your selected media. If you use V5.01 it will tell you to press certain buttons at the start, please press no buttons. The test will begin on it's own and continue to run until you stop it. It needs to run for 8 complete passes or until you receive an error. If you receive an error, stop the test. Even 1 error is a fail. Each pass tests a different part of the ram and each ... Read more

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We are using the Windows 10 IOT Enterprise version OS. We are trying to run memory tests on the 4 gig DDR4 1.2 volt SO-DIMM memory module in the computer. Running a standard or basic test finishes with no errors or problems. We we do an "Extended"
test, it freezes at 21%. I started the test at 5pm and it was still stuck at 21% at 8AM the next day. I am wondering if this test freezing shows I have a memory problem or if this extended test can not be used on this type of memory? Can't seem to find anything
other than basic use of the tool instructions.

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I got an ASUS K93SV type of notebook. When holding down F9 at boot time my computer should boot into the recovery partition, which allows me to reinstall Win7. (Recovery partition is something like 25 GiB, located on the outermost tracks of my 1TB internal drive, and seems to be hidden.) So, after booting with F9 down, I come in the following setup menu:

#### Windows Boot Manager ####
Choose an operating system to start, or press TAB to select a tool:
>Windows Setup [EMS Enabled]
To specify an advanced option for this choice, press F8.
>Tools: Windows Memory Diagnostic

Before installing Win7 for the very first time, it would be smart just to run a memory diagnostic test prior to installing Win7. However, that does not work, at least, not in my case. After toggling to "Tools: Windows Memory Diagnostic", I get the following screen:

#### Windows Boot Manager ####
Windows failed to start. A recent hardware or software change might be the cause. To fix the problem:
1. Insert your Windows installatin disc and restart your computer.
2. Choose your language settings, and then click "Next."
3. Click "Repair your computer."
If you do not have this disc, contact your system administrator or computer manufacturer for assistance.
File: \boot\memtest.exe
Status: 0x000000f
Info: The selected entry could not be loaded because the application is... Read more

A:RAM Memory Diagnostic Failure in Recovery Partition

Both Windows Memory Diagnostic Test and Factory Recovery are inferior choices. Most tech enthusiasts will not use either but prefer to use the vastly superior RAM Test with Memtest86+ and to Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7.

These may not be the answers you wanted to hear, but they are the best practices for perfect Win7 performance which is our specialty here.

BTW don't forget to make your Recovery Disks if you are going to rely on Factory Recovery as it can fail from partition when run to reinstall the factory crapware larded into Win7. So you need the backup.

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My Dell XPS 13 (L321X) with Win7 Home Premium has been have strange battery issues that I believe are linked to a software issue keeping it from charging. During the course of my investigation into the matter I found the windows diagnostic tool which I decided
to run to see if the battery itself was faulty. I rebooted into the setup screen and chose the standard level full diagnostic.  It said my battery was nearing the end of its usable life and the test continued to end of the standard memory.  Everything
passed and I opted out of the extended memory check...

Now I exit and reboot to a powered on beeping laptop.  The beep code is 4 beeps repeating corresponding to a memory read/write failure.  I also notice the laptop was rather hot after the test...

Has anyone else experienced or have any possible remedies?  If there is a memory failure I have to trash the whole thing because the memory is soldered into the motherboard and move on to data recovery.

Any help is greatly appreciated!!

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I recently upgraded my Windows 7 laptop from 4GB of physical memory to 8 GB. The Bios immediately recognized the added memory but it appears the Task Manager physical memory has not changed and only recognizes ~3.5 GB of available memory. Is there a way
to have Task Manager recognize the added memory? Is the fact that the Task Manager does not recognize the added memory mean other functions are not recognizing the added memory?

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Hey guys,

This is my first post as i can usually find my answers elsewhere, but this time, ive had no luck.

I am running windows xp sp3 professional 32-bit and have recently upgraded my RAM from a 256mb(333) + 512MB(333) to a 512MB(400)+512MB(400) set up. When i did this upgrade i got an enjoyable multi-tasking boost so i again upgraded to a 1GB(333)+1GB(333) set up. Again another good performance boost!

But, over the last three days the pc has become slower and slower, today when i checked 'system information' i found that windows was recognising the 2GB physical memory as it had when i first installed it, but instead of having between 1600MB-1200MB of 'available physical memory' after a boot up, i was sitting on 52MB of available physical memory.

I tried reinstalling the two 1GB RAM sticks, changing their order, then returned to the 512MB+512MB set up but had the same problem, except i now have only 12MB of available physical memory! (Screenshots taken in system information are during this time)

I cannot find anyway to fix this and my computer has slowed to a virtually unusable state. Any suggestions would be fantastic!

Thanks in advance!


A:Avaiable Physical memory = 12mb, Physical memory total = 1gb

It's been a while since I had to troubleshoot an XP system, but I'll give it a shot. it sounds like you have a memory leak, which means a program that uses more and more memory. What process in Task Manager is using up the memory?

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Can anyone tell me if this looks normal for Windows Vista 64? I have 8 gigs of installed memory but only 4 gigs of total memory. I checked Bios and I do not see an option to change my RAM. This is what I found in MSCONFIG:

Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 8.00 GB
Total Physical Memory 4.00 GB
Available Physical Memory 6.47 GB
Total Virtual Memory 16.0 GB
Available Virtual Memory 14.4 GB

system properties:
Processor: Intel(R) CORE(TM)2 Extreme CPU X9650 @ 3.00 GHz 3.00 GHz

Rating: 5.9
Memory (RAM): 8.00GB
System Type: 64-bit Operating System

I am using 64 bit vista ultimate


A:installed physical memory vs total physical memory

well do you have a seperate video card or is it on board? if it is on board it will use some of your ram for video. some for sound.

but it still looks a little low to me.

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My total physical memory (64.00MB) is less than my available physical memory (126.73MB).

That's what System Information is telling me. What gives? "Total" should be more than "available."

I've an old Dell running WinXP which I only use for wordprocessing and email.

Thanks for your help.


A:Total physical memory LESS THAN available physical memory?

Total physical memory is the amount of RAM you have. (64 mb)

Windows xp automatically uses hard drive memory as if it is RAM if necessary. This is called virtual memory.

Sooo...you have 64 mb of ram, and an additional 64 mb of "virtual" ram from your hard drive.
There is nothing wrong...this is simply how windows xp works.

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Does anyone know of a free software that will do diagnostics check on my HD? Please let me know.


A:HDD diagnostic tool

do you know the make ?
most manufactures have software on their site

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after a hard drive replacement by the geek squad at best buy ( eminent failure promp) , i no lomger see that i have hardware diagnostic tools  to schedule maintenance, any ideas how i can get that back?

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When I execute version 2.0 of the Microsoft's WMI Diagnostic Tool on my 64-bit Home Premium system, I get an 'Unsupported OS version or build #' error. Am I doing something wrong? If the tool doesn't work on 64-bit, is there a similar tool available which will? Thanks!

A:WMI Diagnostic Tool for 64-Bit

After reviewing the script, it is obvious that this tool does not support any version of Windows 7 at all (Vista is the last supported OS). Nothing else available at MS download center. No hits on Google. Looks like MS left Windows 7 users out in the cold when it comes to WMI diagnostics...

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Good Evening Folks:

As per the instructions contained in the SF Diagnostic Tool, please find attached the results of the scan. Please note the Minidump scan reported that there was no file.

Powell Lucas

A:SF Diagnostic Tool

Hello Powell and welcome!

- I'm not quite following here, are you getting any BSOD? If so, be sure to enable minidumps by doing this:

Quote: Originally Posted by "Carrona

Go to Start and type in "sysdm.cpl" (without the quotes) and press Enter
Click on the Advanced tab
Click on the Startup and Recovery Settings button
Ensure that "Automatically restart" is unchecked
Under the Write Debugging Information header select "Small memory dump (64 kB)" in the dropdown box
Ensure that the Small Dump Directory is listed as "%systemroot%\Minidump" (without the quotes)
Click OK twice to exit the dialogs, then reboot for the changes to take effect.

Thank you for your attention.

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What is the best pc diagnostic tool out there? eg. bootable, finds hardware specs out, just an all around great diag. tool...

A:PC Diagnostic tool

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are there existing ram diagnostic tools that i can download that will check for any problems with ram instead of having to swap out one stick at a time to check for bad ram?

A:Looking for a ram diagnostic tool

Memtest86+ and MemTest are two excellent programs that will do this.

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anyone know of any 64 bit diagnostic tools that equals the usability of HiJackThis?

A:64 bit diagnostic tool?

Perhaps something like this?http://www.bestfreewaredownload.com/freewa...e-xqtmycya.html

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What is the best tool to test your harddrive , cpu , memory etc...etc... and I mean THE BEST! Which one is used by most PC Repair places?


A:PC Diagnostic Tool

Eurosoft PC-Check with all the accompanying equipment.

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I am looking for some kind of combined hardware/software diagnostic tool that can tell me what is causing my computer to crash. It crashes about once every 2 days, and freezes while I use it for periods of typically around 30 seconds each, in which the program stops responding.

I want to know if it's a hardware problem and I need a new computer or if it's a software problem and I need to un-install a few things

A:Diagnostic tool

Hello and welcome to TSF, JJFlame!

PLEASE, if you're going to post - post more information about both your hardware and your operating system, as it's very important.

Also, it would really help to tell us important events such; When do you get this error? When did it start? What programs are you running at the time? What program stops responding?

Go to this link and post the output files as attachments in your next post(s), Thank you.

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I have a Logitech MX300 with wireless 3 button mouse.
The left, right and scroll wheel work fine, the center button doesn't seem to work at all.
I have the latest version of SetPoint and tried setting it up with different key mappings but to no avail.
I'm not even sure if it's working.

Is there any diagnostic tool that will show me when I push a button that it's being activated?

I first tried to get it to work in WOW(World of Warcraft) but no luck. I then realized it doesn't even seem to work outside the game. I mapped the button to be an 'X' and opened a text file. Pressing the button resulted in no action, no X's.

I'm running Win7 64bit.

Any ideas or info about a tool?


A:Is there a Mouse Diagnostic tool?

I have found that when one button stops working, it usually means that the mouse has gone bad. I think that Logitech warranty is 5 years, and when I sent them a message about a mouse limping like yours, then sent me a new one, without even returning the old one.

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Hey, does anyone know of any free system diagnostic tools that would help me find out if something on my computer isn't cooperating with another?

A:System Diagnostic Tool

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Running Win.XP Home version 2002 Service Pack 2
Have lost Diagnostic tool Hot fix (KB914440 )
When trying to re-install I get following message

(Failed to Migrate Dependent Packages Win Xp)
Running Rogers H.S. Internet Connection
Internet Explorer V. 6.0
Outlook Express

AMD Athlon (TM )XP 2400+ 1.49GHz
512 MB of RAM.
Any advice appreciated.

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Can a software firewall be used a diagnostic tool in check the security of a system ?

A:Can a firewall be used as a Diagnostic Tool ?

Not really that I know of but what are you trying to find out

the only think it can do if set correctly is warn you of anything attempting to go on the net

it won't tell you if it's good or bad just that it is connecting

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I ran the Windows XP diagnostics tool and got an error message saying there is no diagnostic utility found...
what does this mean ?

A:Ran Dell Diagnostic Tool

Hello,If it is one thing that I have noticed from working on Dell computers, it is that most of them use the tools provided by Dell a little differently from model to model. Especially if your PC is a few years old. You may need to insert one of the disks that came with your PC, if you have one that is a couple of years old. The newer Dell's don't come with any of the disks unless you beg them, and pay $10.Most of the newer Dell's that have the diagnostics onboard, are generally accessed like this.1. Turn on (or restart) your computer.2. When the DELL? logo appears, press F12 immediately.3. When the boot device list appears, highlight Boot to Utility Partition and press Enter.4. When the Dell Diagnostics Main Menu appears, select the test you want to run.Hope this helps,nos

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I've been getting the BSOD for almost a month now. It's just at startup which usually leads to a couple restarts and then everything works perfectly fine. Sometimes my .exe's don't work, sometimes my USB ports aren't recognized, and sometimes it just flatout freezes. But again, after a couple restarts everything goes back to normal. Anyway, I'm trying this tool and hopefully it works!

Here's my event info:

- System

- Provider

[ Name] Microsoft-Windows-Kernel-Power
[ Guid] {331C3B3A-2005-44C2-AC5E-77220C37D6B4}

EventID 41

Version 2

Level 1

Task 63

Opcode 0

Keywords 0x8000000000000002

- TimeCreated

[ SystemTime] 2013-09-28T18:43:45.507608800Z

EventRecordID 853163


- Execution

[ ProcessID] 4
[ ThreadID] 8

Channel System

Computer Fuzz-PC

- Security

[ UserID] S-1-5-18

- EventData

BugcheckCode 26
BugcheckParameter1 0x41790
BugcheckParameter2 0xfffffa8004b98040
BugcheckParameter3 0xffff
BugcheckParameter4 0x0
SleepInProgress false
PowerButtonTimestamp 0

A:SF Diagnostic Tool attempt

We have got a hint that you faced a stop 0x109 on 08/08/2013. No hint of any stop 0x26 as you stated.

The zip you uploaded does not contain any crash dump.

Follow it: Dump Files - Configure Windows to Create on BSOD
Go to Option Two, Point 2. Download the .reg file and merge it in registry by double clicking it.

Now wait for another BSOD. When it occurred, search the .dmp files manually in the default path: C:\Windows\Minidump or %SystemRoot%\Minidump. See if the crash dump is recorded or not (hopefully it will be recorded).Post it following the Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions.

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I've posted something that i've learned about this tool and i hope for a better solution cause my webcam has not working properly as usual. Please help me

Thank you

A:diagnostic tool solution

Please explain this:

Code: genuine.microsoft.com mpa.one.microsoft.com sls.microsoft.com

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I have a Samsung SV 320 3n HD in my 2003 HP Pavilion a320n windows xp desktop and according to an old Samsung web page I found that the HD diagnostic scanner to use for this HD should be HUTIL. I have tried both the iso version on a CD and the .exe version on a floppy and I couldn't get either to run. They both get to the first screen and don't go further. All the Samsung computer stuff has been bought out by Seagate and there is no support for this old drive or even a download for HUTIL on the Seagate website.. Can someone recommend a HD diagnostic scanner that might run on my old machine? Right now, I can't get it to boot in normal or safe, can't do system restore, or go bsck to last known good config, but I can boot with standalone virus scanners and have run several different ones without finding anything serious. I really just now, want to find a HD diagnostic tool I can run and get a report of some kind on the condition of the HD

A:need hdd diagnostic tool for Samsung SV 120 3n HD

hi ,i found this download at majorgeeks .com just click on one of the download selection links http://www.majorgeeks.com/Samsung_Drive_Diagnostic_Utility_Hutil_d5769.html

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When I type "dxdiag" in the run box in the start menu, the tool loads half way and then a notice appears saying that DirectX has to close. When I go back to run DXDT again I get a message when it is in the middle of loading asking me if I want to bypass DirectShow, and that there was an issue with DirectShow last time I loaded DXDT. Does anyone know why this is happening, what it means, or how to fix it? Any helpful response would be appreciated greatly.


-Windows Vista Home Premium (never used to have this problem with XP)

-Nvidia 8800GTX - Driver Date = 3/2/2007 Driver Version =

A:DirectX Diagnostic Tool..

Also, I am not sure if this problem is causing or at all related to the Steam games issue I am currently having when I start my Steam games and the main menu goes black...

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