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       i have dell xps m1330. as i see in the previous post this error was posted by someone else. my system shutsdown without warning sometimes i do get an error message " the parameter is incorrect" but most of the time while watching the streaming sites like youtube and netflix .  i have windows xp system. i dont find any logs in the windows crash logs in sysroot either. please help.

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Raghavendra

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hi ejn63,

        i did check the event viewer before but i dont find any serious error thrown either. but no error thrown there either

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Look in the event viewer (start-run-eventvwr.msc <enter>)

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hi ejn63,

        i did check the event viewer before but i dont find any serious error thrown either. but no error thrown there either

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Have you run the Dell hardware diagnostics?

 F12 at powerup.

 

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Hi ejn63,

            thanks for the suggestion, i ran the diagnostic and all the test results passed. no errors were found in any of the components, it seems like all my system hardware are intact. I referred a post before in regard to this error. so here are the list of software running on my system. my observation says it happens whenever i am connected to streaming web sites like youtube , netflix the system shuts down sometimes with and sometimes without error "the parameter is incorrect". may be you can suggest me if any of the softwares on my system might be conflicting with the streaming application running on the internet and causing this error.
Adobe flash player 10
BEA weblogic platform 8
Broadband gigabit integrated controller
broadband management programs
CA etrustITM
Google toolbar
High definition Audio Driver package
IBM lotus sametime
Intel proset/wireless software
J2SE development kit 5
Microsoft office proffesional 2003
MSXML 6 service pack 2
Netbeans IDE 6.7
Sigma tel audio
Soap UI
Sun glassfish enterprise server
verizon extranet access
VLC media player
Windows driver pack ricoh company
Windows installer 3.1
Winscp beta 2.1
Winzip 12

thats all i have got on my sytem.

thanks,
raghavendra

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Folks,

I am having the same problem. I am using a dell Inspiron 700m with XP. Every couple days my computer crashes without warning. Just before it crashes is displays an error message for about 2 seconds. The error says "The parameter is incorrect" and then POOF.

What in the world? Does anyone know how to solve this? Raghavendra, did you have any luck?

Thanks,

Daniel

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Hi Daniel,

        Can you tel me the nature of your issues. i am still stuck wit it. my system crashes while visiting streaming websites like youtube, netflix etc. as per my findings it happens due to language pack. so i installed service pack 2 and 3. it didnt happen for few weeks. but now i am back to square one. you can try installing that too. check microsoft site for this error mean while. i get a updates info from microsoft to install microsoft genuine check software. i have genuine xp installed on my sys, i am planning to give a shot wit that one as well. best luck, pls do post your reply if you find out the solution

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raghavendra

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Raghavendra,

My system crashes suddenly, I don't see any reason! Just today it froze, instead of crashing, completely unresponsive. I turned it off and restarted it and now it is sooooo slowwwww it might as well be frozen! It took over 10 minutes to boot up! My computer has gremlins :(. I guess I'll try and do a system restore if I can get the thing to respond! I'll keep you up to date. Let me know if you solve the problem.

Daniel

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Hey ,i had the same problem and how i solved it was so simple ! :)) There is a corupted file in the windows os you have on .I did a very clean restore ,with an usb and now everything works just fine . I saw the message you got (parameter is incorect ) i have it also but that's from command center .After i intealled command center i got that stupid message :)) Hope you fix it !
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Also ,do not restore from the windows program or watever .Clean restore with an usb !
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