hi all, i got a msg come up on my home pc windows xp home, it was a blue screen with lots and lots of numbers and at the bottom it said beginning dump of physical memory, can anyone tell me what that was and if its dangerous? some one said it could be my ram but i have only had the pc for three months and it has a 512 ram if anyone could advise plz let me know thanks all
Did it restart automatically? If so Right-click on My Computer, click Properties, click the Advanced tab. Under Startup & Recovery click Settings. Under System Failure untick the box in front of Automatically restart.
If it crashes again, you should now be able to see the error message properly. Make a note of the error message and post it here - not every single number but what follows immediately after STOP:
If you re- install it will fix the fault but it is a drastic measure to take when blue screen error messages can be resolved without re-installing.Also if you have not backed up your important data you lose it.Your advice was well meant and I am not trying to contradict you.Just wanted to wait for further info from the poster