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Windows XP - Blue Screen

Windows XP - Blue Screen

I have a Dell Latitude D810 I found in our IT storage in basement (computer graveyard) that I was going to use for parts, specifically the keyboard. When I found it, it had a note on it "Blue Screen, Dispose". It's not a bad spec machine so I was curious if it could be fixed.

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Guest [Entry]

Run memtest86 on it to test for any memory errors. Be sure to let it complete a few passes -- I've seen some modules pass the first pass then fail the second. If you receive errors, start testing each memory module individually to weed-out the defective module. Once you identify the defective module, replace it and enjoy your working laptop.
Guest [Entry]

I'd be interested to know if it crashes when booted from a live CD (ubuntu, bartpe etc.), if it doesn't it might indicate a hard disk issue. Also if you do use an ubuntu live CD it would probably be worth trying a memtest86 (not memcheck86 as previously stated thanks to eleven81 for the correction) from the boot menu to see if there is a memory issue.
Guest [Entry]

check the ram in the laptop. since it's a dell, i'm suspecting it's their dreaded 'hynix' memory. i've yet to see a computer that didn't have trouble with hynix. i've followed that blue screen to hynix ram on many occasions....
Guest [Entry]

From my experience with dells, its always the RAM, take out 1 stick of ram if you can, if not replace it