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Windows 7: Windows crashed when Media Center sleeps

04 Jun 2010   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
Windows crashed when Media Center sleeps

If I leave the computer alone too long and the monitors shut off (While Media Center is open, paused on a video), it will crash either right away or when I try to recover. It's a blue screen with very little text at the top, something about hardware failure and memory. When it happens next I'll tell you exactly what it says.

I also haven't installed any drivers recently, only uninstalled/reinstalled the latest driver for my graphics card, but this started happening well after that.

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04 Jun 2010   #2
Capt.Jack Sparrow

Windows 7 Ultimate - 64-bit | Windows 8 Pro - 64-bit

Hello !!

Follow this link and post us the Dump files

- Captain
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04 Jun 2010   #3

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

Though... the latest minidump is only from 5/21/2010 even though I have gotten these crashes a few times over the past several days. I don't think the memory is being dumped when this crash happens, it's a blue screen I've never seen before.

EDIT: Blue screen says:

*** Hardware Malfunction

Call your hardware vendor for support

NMI: Parity Check / Memory Parity Error

*** The system has halted ***
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04 Jun 2010   #4

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Win 10 Pro x64

So did this happen while trying to uninstall netflix?

Netflix refuses to connect in WMC
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13 Jun 2010   #5

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

Yep. It did uninstall, since when I turned the computer back on and went into WMC it asked to install it again (which made it work).

I am trying to see if it's my RAM. I took out the two 1GB sticks (left in the two GB). Going to switch them if I get the error again to test them.

EDIT: I am pretty sure the 1GB sticks were the culprit. I got ONE crash after taking them out over a week later), so I replaced the 2GB sticks with them (so my system had a total of 2GB of memory) and it crashed just on windows startup. I'll have to get new memory then.
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13 Jun 2010   #6

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

Well, did it again just now (crashed when recovered from sleep).

This seems to happen only when relating to video programs... I may have to get a new video card (though I want to get one anyways).
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