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By nastavirss ·
i have already posted this problem about this..but here are more details..i have multiple os(win98,win xp)...my win98 seems to work perfectly...my xp always shows some sort of a blue screen error which says this..

"a problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage
pfn_list_corrupt"
technical info:
***stop:0x0000004e(0x000000002,0x0000b644,0x0001feef,oxoooooooo1)

..i recently installed a new 512mb ddram..i had a 128mb sdram...my comp is equipped with intel p4,40gb hdd..please suggest the necessary steps tht should be taken

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by darts32 In reply to Xp blue screen error

First I would take out the new ram to see if maybe that is causing a problem.

Here is what Microsoft has to say about it:

http://tinyurl.com/5snx4

Other Link that might help:

http://tinyurl.com/5n7fa

I have a feeling that you have a bad Ram chip.

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by keys95 In reply to Xp blue screen error

I have often seen this problem when there is a problem with the hard drive. I would go to the manufacturer's website and see if they have some advanced diagnostics for it. Otherwise try the hitachi Hard Drive Fitness Test. Some options wont work on a non Hitachi drive but it is rated to do most things on most drives.

http://www.hitachigst.com/hdd/support/download.htm#DFT

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by KenV In reply to Xp blue screen error

Windows XP keeps a special log of all BSoD errors, called a Watchdog Event Log. Unlike a memory dump, whose creation is the result of a BSoD error, a Watchdog Event Log is a straight text file that is easier to read and understand. This should help confirm what is really causing the problem.

Here's how you access a Watchdog Event Log:

1. Use Windows Explorer to access the C:\Windows\LogFiles\Watchdog folder.
2. Locate and right-click the most recently dated .WDL file.
3. Select the Open command from the context menu.
4. In the Windows dialog box, choose the Select The Program From A List option and click OK.
5. When you see the Open With dialog box, select Notepad and click OK

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by rindi1 In reply to Xp blue screen error

That most definitely sounds like a memory fault, as such errors tend to show up more reliably in windows xp than in Windows98. I'd replace the new ram with other chips.

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