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hardware malfunction NMI Parity check

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hardware malfunction NMI Parity check

Krosme
After the recent windows updates 7 of the 14 computers in one of my centers now constantly gets the BSOD with the error Hardware malfunction NMI Parity check/Memory parity error the system has halted. I had the Ram replaced on one machine and still get the error. If I use remote desktop to dial into the computer, the error never shows. It is only when a local user is logged directly into the machine. Can anyone help?

Windows XP Pro w/SP2, 1GB Ram, 3Ghz P4
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    sgvparel

    It possibly could be a video card problem. I have the same problem and now figure that it is due the video card. Try turning the H/w acceleration off and see if you get that. Best and cost effective method, would be trying it on another computer (friend's or so). Make sure you uninstall all previous drivers (safe mode and use a driver cleaner s/w) and then restart and install the drivers in safe mode as well. To check the RAM try using memtest or windows diagnostic s/w to check the ram. DO several passes to make sure the RAM is indeed good. For me the RAM tests came out fine after an extended test for 7 or 8 passes. But when I run video stability check it crashes with a blue screen. Good luck with your problem and hope my solution works.

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    sgvparel

    It possibly could be a video card problem. I have the same problem and now figure that it is due the video card. Try turning the H/w acceleration off and see if you get that. Best and cost effective method, would be trying it on another computer (friend's or so). Make sure you uninstall all previous drivers (safe mode and use a driver cleaner s/w) and then restart and install the drivers in safe mode as well. To check the RAM try using memtest or windows diagnostic s/w to check the ram. DO several passes to make sure the RAM is indeed good. For me the RAM tests came out fine after an extended test for 7 or 8 passes. But when I run video stability check it crashes with a blue screen. Good luck with your problem and hope my solution works.