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Error on M140

Hi. I have a family member that has an XPS M140 and she is getting a memory error at shut down almost everyday now. Their have been no changes to the software or hardware. I belive the ram is faulty now that the laptop is well past it's warranty date. No other error's occur during usage but it is slowing down. My question is could I replace this ram with out much trouble?

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(NT) Can you share the exact error message?

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np

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The error msg I get is unable to read memory 0x0276b473. Also the laptop seems to be slowing down more than normal.

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That may not be a failing memory stick.

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There is software (poorly written) that will do that. To figure this out takes some doing but I'm going to say that with 100% of the machines showing up with malware of some sort let's look for that first.

Here's a pair of FREE scanning tools you see mentioned in our Spyware forum.

http://www.malwarebytes.org/mbam.php
http://www.superantispyware.com/superantispywarefreevspro.html

Before you do anything be sure what you can't lose is on your backup copies. You never know when a malware will fight back or what it will do.
Bob

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Scans

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Well I downloaded the malware software and ran them. No problems found on either. I went a head and replaced the ram with Kingston 1GB ram. The laptop not only stopped having the memory error ( but ofcourse ) it also started to run faster with out any problems.

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