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11 November 2007 @ 04:11 pm
Blue Screens...  
I've been getting random crashes on the desktop. At first I thought it might be a problem with Exact Audio Copy, but they didn't always happen when (or even after) using it.

I resorted to a full data backup and restore to factory configuration, and still got a crash, indicating a hardware problem.

Opening up the box, I saw a memory chip holder that didn't seem to be quite properly engaged. I reseated the RAM chips a few hours ago and have been reinstalling/recopying stuff ever since; no crashes so far. (I did have a minor scare when a game install gave an error message -- turned out it wanted to open a Word document and I hadn't yet reactivated MS Office).
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Current Mood: aggravatedaggravated
Steve Brinich: Green Dwagon (Flying)stevemb on November 12th, 2007 02:09 am (UTC)
Well, so far so good -- several more hours of heavy use (reinstalling software, ripping CDs) and no more BSOD....

I'm guardedly optimistic that reseating the RAM solved the problem.