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Error on startup - The amount of system memory has changed


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mtaranto

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Get the following error message when attempting to startup

Memory write/read failure at 3FFF018, read FF12FF10, expecting FF10FF10
Memory address line failure at 3FFF0000, read FF10FF10, expecting 00000000

The amount of system memory has changed


I am then given the option of stating Windows XP Pro normally, which I do, then windows starts to boot and then crashes again. I can do this several times all with the same results. However, sometime, in a blue moon after getting the error message I am able to boot up successfully.

No idea what is going, any and all help would be appreciated.

Thanks

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have you installed new ram?
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No, I have not installed anything new hardware

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go to www.memtest86.org and follow the instructions for making a bootable ram test disk...and run it for about 2 hours...report any errors
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Go to www.memtest86.org

get this site instead

http://apps5.oingo.c...s=memtest86.org

Nothing at this site about making a bootable ram test disk

Let me know whats up.

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hehe wrong link... www.memtest.org (their old website was memtest86.com sorry)
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