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  Cannot install XP pro SP2. Physical memory dumping error !!! 
 
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Dipu Marak May 09, 2011, 05:46am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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I have my trustworthy P4 PC with 1GB RAM running XP pro for last 3 years. I am using this PC for my video editing purpose. I use Matrox RT.X100 card with Firewire and with dual 17" LCDs.Last week i bought WD MyBook 1TB extrenal HDD for my video storage and editings. Everything was working fine until yesterday. My PC shuts down and restarts automatically and it happened many times. I thought it must be software confilict somewhere and decided to re-install the XP pro.

While 1st instalation, it was ok and i loaded adobe premiere and matrox softwares too. It was ok. Then i connected the WD MyBook 1 TB HDD and started installing it. It says it will take 7 minutes but at 4 minutes the PC went kaput again. I disconnected the WD 1TB HDD and formatted the drive C and re-installed the XP pro all over again......... this time the XP is not loading..... that Blue screen appears again and again "Physical memory dumping...." !!! Now I am helpless as there is no computer technician in my village who knows about this problem.

Can someone help ?


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Juan Pena May 09, 2011, 07:41am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Cannot install XP pro SP2. Physical memory dumping error !!!
the standard trobleshooting requires to remove all but 1 stick of ram, hd, videocard and the cd drive. Boot up and see how far you go, start changing parts like another ram module, the CD drive, even the xp disk itself. It might even be the data cable between the cd drive and the mobo. That has happened to me.

It takes a while to run this but it is the logical way to proceed.

Please do tell us how it is going.

Good luck,

Dipu Marak May 10, 2011, 08:14am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Dipu Marak May 10, 2011, 08:18am EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Cannot install XP pro SP2. Physical memory dumping error !!!
Thanks Juan Pena,

I tried your suggestions and removed all the RAM module and Matrox card too. I replaced new RAM module and now i could load the XP easily and successfully. Now I am working on it happily.

I removed both my old RAM (DDR1 512MB x 2 nos) and replaced it with 1GB DDR1 single module. I installed one of my old 512MB RAM on the 2nd slot and now the system shows 1.5 GB RAM. I know it's not wise to use 2 unmatched modules but it's still working fine.

Thanks again.

john albrich May 10, 2011, 02:43pm EDT Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Cannot install XP pro SP2. Physical memory dumping error !!!
Dipu Marak said:
...I know it's not wise to use 2 unmatched modules but it's still working fine....


It is not "unwise" to use "unmatched" memory modules. It ONLY makes a difference if you want to run the system in what is called "dual-channel" or "single-channel" mode.

Some motherboards do not even support dual channel. Thus, if your motherboard does not support dual-channel it won't make ANY difference at all.

Systems run perfectly OK whether in dual-channel OR single-channel mode.

GENERALLY, system performance with dual-channel is faster than single-channel. However, the actual impact on what the end-user sees or "feels" may or may not be very significant. For example, if a system is used mainly to PLAY songs and movies, then dual or single channel mode likely won't make any difference to the end-user.

jelo beti Feb 22, 2015, 03:27am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Cannot install XP pro SP2. Physical memory dumping error !!!
No matter you are using an old computer or a new at some point you got the “Dump Of Physical Memory Error”, while you are installing windows, playing games or doing some work. Sometimes this error shows and your computer will restart’s and sometimes this error will freeze your screen until you’ve turn off your computer. I know it can be really annoying, that why I made this tutorial to show you how get rid of this blue screen Dump Of Physical Memory Error.
There are no. of possible reasons why we get this error on our screen and those reasons are-
Windows Registry got corrupted
Windows drivers got outdated or corrupted
Windows got corrupted
Ram problem

check out the full answer from the given link below :cool:
http://www.deskdecode.com/how-to-fix-blue-screen-beginning-dum...ory-error/


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