Last week, I was doing a fairly large design using Paint.net and it was hammering the RAM. I had to close down everything else I had open so that I could finish the job.
Since then, on several occasions, a Windows message has popped up telling me that I was running out of memory and that either Firefox or Internet Explorer wanted to close down to protect the computer. Never ever seen this type of message before.....Unfortunately, I didn't take a screenshot of Windows message.
This is particularly strange as I normally have 2-3 IE windows open, all with several open tabs and at the same time, several Firefox windows open again with plenty of tabs open (sometimes as many as 40-50 tabs open).
Do you think the process could have damaged the memory in some way?
Yesterday, I ran the Vista Memory Diagnostics utility to check the memory...came up with nothing.
Also, since I completed the job, over the last couple of days, my PC has blue screened several times.
This morning, the first time it happened it came up with this error:
Tech info: STOP: 0x000000D1 (0x00000004,0x00000002,0x00000001,0x88CCA5CA)
ataport.sys - address 88CCA5CA base at 88CBF000 datestamp 49e01eee
After I rebooted, I started IE and restored previous open session....while that was happening the PC blue screened again:
This time it told me to disable any hardware, antivirus or backup software etc....(seen this generic screen before)
My PC is as follows:
Windows Vista Business Service Pack 2
Intel Mobile Core 2 Duo T7700 2.4GHz
Please tell me if there are any diagnostic tools that I can run?
Any insight into this problem will be greatly appreciated.....
Edited by Greg135, 01 September 2011 - 04:42 AM.