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acquarian
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*** Hardware Malfunction Blue screen

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Just wonder if anyone have a clue on this problem I encountered, all help gratefully accepted  

I was reading the news online,        then suddenly my screen went blue  and got this message

 

*** Hardware Malfunction
Call your hardware vender for support
NMI: Parity Check/Memory Parity Error
*** The system has halted ***


I switched the computer on and off, did a diagnostic test, and everything seem OK,
this happened twice now,  did same tests and nothing,
 
 
 
does anyone have any idea why?
 
 
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ejn63
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Re: *** Hardware Malfunction Blue screen

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It would help to know what model system you have, but it's likely a bad video chip or card.

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acquarian
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Re: *** Hardware Malfunction Blue screen

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Thank you for your answer ejn63 , it is the XPS M1710

I am using an nvidia GEforce GO 7950GTX

diagnostics tells me evrything is fine,

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ejn63
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Re: *** Hardware Malfunction Blue screen

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If the system recovered for now, you're set for at least a little while.  The appearance of blue screens and parity errors mean your video card is on its way out, though.