Yes I understood that, but was wondering if that was what he was saying was wrong with Carls computer. Sounded to me like he was saying just clean your memory and all will be ok again...I still believe he has to start with the registry..
Replace it or re-install it...I am thinking that if all is nuked to 0, re-partitioned and all that stuff..then the computer will come back into play. Can't see why not from this end. But hey I have been wrong before..One time way back last century...ha!
Once it is fixed the rest of the stuff will fall into place..
I of course am assuming that the drives are in physical contact..that is not unplugged.
I find this little scenario interesting.. His computer is in the shop and all of us who are 1000;s of miles away are trying to second guess what happened and is happening..We must really be bored...ha!
He's saying that he has had this happen on a few Dells recently and the problem was with the RAM contacts becoming dirty so you have to take them out and clean them with a pencil eraser and put them back in. The "dirt" is actually carbon deposits that can be caused by voltage fluctuations. :-)
----- Original Message ----- *From:* trapper <mailto:trapper@xxxxxxx> *To:* pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> *Sent:* Saturday, December 18, 2004 11:41 PM *Subject:* [pcductape] Re: STOP error (moved to Freelists)
Are you saying that a re-seating of his memory is all that is needed??
David Emery wrote:
I have run into a few Dells lately that I have had to remove and clean the memory with an eraser and reseat them, caused all kinds of problems from no boot to erratic problems. Sorry I didn't see your post earlier. Dave At 02:19 AM 12/18/2004 -0600, you wrote:
*Hi De,* *I cannot boot to bios.* *I cannot boot to A drive.* *I cannot boot to my CD drive.* *I cannot boot to my DVD drive.* *I was able to run Dell's dynastic (I used Ctrl+Alt+D keys) and both drives are ok. I still cannot boot to bios nor any drives, although I do see the light come on when I turn the computer back on; that is the A drive lights up and the CD drive lights up (the DVD drive does not light up), yet the system will not stop on A nor CD drives. It will only go to the blue screen with the error message.* *I no longer have possession of the machine; it's in my friend's computer repair shop.* *Carl*
----- Original Message ----- From: DGrell7446@xxxxxxx <mailto:DGrell7446@xxxxxxx> To: pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:pcductape@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Friday, December 17, 2004 7:58 PM Subject: [pcductape] Re: STOP error (moved to Freelists)
In a message dated 12/17/04 1:49:56 PM Central Standard Time, ctm007@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx <mailto:ctm007@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> writes:
I'm thinking the same thing. I'm thinking the registry is corrupt and maybe non exist. Maybe a virus or Trojan delete my registry. A good lesson in all this is to make a copy of the registry and put it on a cd for safe keeping. But, my issue is, I cannot get to an A nor CD prompt.
Carl My crash was caused by an inproper shutdown. Check your bios setup for the first boot device and set it
to what you would like. When I totally wiped the drive (I could not get the repair
program to run) and reinstalled I had to boot from the 4
floppy disks that I made from the Win2000 make a disk
directory and then it directed setup to the CD and it
installed Win2000. If you have not made these disks and need a NTFS boot
disk (to read your hard drive so you know that it is ok) go
to NTFS.com (hope that is the correct address) and get one.
That is where I got one and was able to read my hard drive.
Alot to the disk that I was not sure of, it is a neat disk tho. HTH De
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