I have something wrong with my system and I was told it might be one of the memory stick. I want to run memtest86, but it uses DOS and I have never use DOS applications before. I got as far as having memtest on a floppy, then the DOS windows appear, telling me to type the drive used. I tried all combinations to indicate that it uses the floppy driver A but it refuses all. I need help to get pass this stage and carry on a successful test. Thank you.
Sorry, I haven't done the test yet, I don't really have any time during the week, long working hours, I'll give it a go at the weekend, I'll be posting the results then. I don't seem to have had the blue screen anymore since tuesday last week, I am hoping that whatever was creating that error STOP:0x0000009c has been solved by some miracle, but I doubt it. Could some dust create such an error?
I had a similar problem recently and cured it by removing the RAM and reseating it. Dust on the cpu heatsink will give you the same problem as it may overheat. If you can carefully unscrew the fan from the heatsink clean it out with a 2" paintbrush and blow the dust away.
I have a window in the case and I noticed that there is an awful lot of dust in there. I suppose if the dust start to settle on some parts, it can create errors. What about static? I've read somewhere that you need an antistatic wristband before getting into the case. What is the best way to clean the dust in a case?
keep your hand on the case while you do any cleaning. This will make sure there are no potential differences between you and the computer. Use a brush to dislodge the dust then just blow it away. If you want to you can use a nozzle on your vacuum cleaner and suck out a lot of it first.