DELL Inspiron memory problem

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  1. pappajohn

    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    getting grief off my Dell laptop :Sad:

    it shuts down with an error message about memory instabilty and closing to protect the OS.

    i've tried using 'system restore' to various dates but the fault is still there.

    i'm now trying to use system repair (re-install the OS leaving all files and programs intact) but theres one thing niggling me..
    its been loading files for well over an hour now and theres no way to check progress as this repair is performed from the Bios (i think)
    the hard drive light isnt flashing either.
    all i have is a blank screen with the words,

    Windows is loading files . . .


    is it normal to take this long ?
     
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    Just lost my laptop to a similar problem.....motherboard issue and unrepairable..

    Sorry John :cry:
     
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    sounds like its giving you a large hint

    time to save important stuff before it fries

    and replace it
     
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    nothing to do with the Os or hard drive John, it is the memory that is either loose or failing. It may just have come loose, usually 2 strips accessable via a small cover underneath the lappy. If it is fault simple enough to replace without a masive stripdown, just unclip old one and clip new strips in.
    For prices and availability check below
    http://www.crucial.com/uk/store/listmodel.aspx?pl=Inspiron Laptops/Notebooks&mfgr=Dell
     
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    If it's a Dell Inspiron, I have one here with a broken screen - you're welcome to the memory or motherboard if you want them :thumb:
     
  6. pappajohn

    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    thanks for the offer....very much appreciated.
    PM on its way to you.
     
  7. pappajohn

    pappajohn Funster Life Member

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    it wont be getting fixed by me Roger.....its only 6 weeks old :Doh::Laughing:

    figured if it was a software problem i'd do a full recovery but it seems to be working ok now :thumb:
     
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    I had a problem with a Dell some time ago, rang Dell, they sent an engineer and replaced the Motherboard, it was 11 months old..

    ShiftZZ
     
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