Saturday, June 6, 2009

Bad RAM

I had a Dell Vostro 1720 with bad RAM. It gave me a message when I turned it on that said "resource conflict- allocation error 0x02." Then when Windows XP tried to start it would either bluescreen or say that the file C:\Windows\System32\Config\SYSTEM was corrupted and that I would need to run the repair program on my Windows XP CD.

Fortunately, I was able to run the Dell diagnostics program and it told me that my RAM was bad. But the behavior was peculiar and unexpected- I thought it had a bad hard drive!

The Tech Industry

I’m not sure I quite know how to put into words how I feel about the tech industry lately.   I used to always want the latest gear, and b...