Onboard Memory query.. Help needed.

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          i Have a Sony vaio T1XP/L laptop and it seems to have some
problems. It used to RUN OK but all of a sudden one day it gave me a
BLUE screen. Before i could read what it said it used to restart. Well
i tried reinstalling XP Pro on NTFS(it was on FAT 32 before) but half
way throught the installation it would give me a blue screen saying -
Begening dump of Physical memory. SO i assumed it had to do something
with the RAM. Initially there was 512 MB onboard and i had added 512
More so i had a total of 1GB RAM. But when i removed the Removable 512
Module, it wouldnt even start. So am i right to assume that the problem
is with the Onboard RAM ? if it is then is there anyway i can disable
it or over some or fix this ?

Any responce would be greatly appreciated.

p.s: I am about to change the HDD and try to reload the OS. And not
sure if it would work .....

Re: Onboard Memory query.. Help needed.

The blue screen and memory dump did not necessarily indicate that memory
is the problem, contrary to your initial belief.  But it should
certainly start with the added memory removed.

The next step is to get a self-booting memory test program (memtest or
memtest86) and test the memory with that.  If that won't run with zero
errors, you need to fix that problem first, before proceeding further.

If main onboard memory soldered to the motherboard is bad, you have a
bad motherboard.  There is no way to bypass or disable that memory.  You
are stuck until you repair or replace the motherboard.

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