Corrupt Memory suspected - how do you check?

  officer trolly 15:15 11 Mar 2006

I have a desktop pc with XP installed. I have Office Pro 2003, with Business Contact Manager(BCM).
A dialogue box come up when opening BCM which says 'Attempted to read or write protected memory. This is often an indication that other memory is corrupt'.

The program then closes.

Is there a way of checking memory to see if corrupt?



  Diodorus Siculus 15:21 11 Mar 2006

Microsoft Online Crash Analysis - windiag
click here

Memtest86 - Memory Diagnostic Page
click here

  officer trolly 17:15 11 Mar 2006

Thanks you - looks good - I will run the test!



  ami 17:44 11 Mar 2006

Don't rely on Memtest etc.
I recently suffered boot up problems which Microsoft error reporting suggested was RAM related.
Both Microsoft's test and Memtest reported my RAM was 100%, however, using the RAM in another computer replicated the fault and fitting new RAM solved it - you work it out for yourself.

  officer trolly 18:23 11 Mar 2006

Very helpful.

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