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NMI: parity check error on boot up

Question: NMI: parity check error on boot up

Hi

I have a 1.5 year old Dell dimension 3100 - owned and used by a 70 year old lady for email and and some surfing that is about all

The computer will not boot-up.

I am getting a generic message( when googling the error - there are millions of people who all get this error - many with Dell's - but not so many on boot-up and very few solutions).

BSOD: Hardware Malfunction
NMI: Parity Check/Memory parity Error. The system has halted

It is not the RAM
I have disabled on all onboard devices - USB, NIC, Sound
I tried a PCI video card.

Many web-sites suggest that I update BIOS but the BIOS updates will not run from DOS and I cannot get XP to boot up - inorder to update the BIOS.

Any thoughts?

Thanks.

Colleen

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Answer: NMI: parity check error on boot up

I just noticed a PCI modem and removed it and now the computer boots

I wonder if I fixed it or just got a lucky moment. Time will tell.

Colelen

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Hallo!I own a Dell Inspiron 6400 notebook computer.In the last 1 month,my system occasionally hangs when I log into my Windows XP OS and a blue screen appears showing the following text below
Hardware malfunction

Call your hardware vendor for support

NMIarity check/memory parity error

****The system has halted****

I am thus forced to re-boot my system.My initial thought was that my RAM has a problem.I installed and run the Windows Memory Diagnostic software but the software found no hardware errors in my RAM.I have also re-installed my XP twice and I still have the same error.

How do I solve this problem?Please respond to my query as soon as possible and I shall be infinitely grateful.Thanks in advance. My laptop specifications are as below.

1.73 GHz Intel Pentium Duo Core
1 GB RAM
120 GB Hard Disk Drive
Windows XP Proffessional.
 

Answer:NMI:Parity check/memory parity error : Dell Inspiron 6400 Laptop

There are a few more things to try to fix the probem, see:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315223
 

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I recently upgraded from Vista to Windows 7 (32 bit) on a Dell Inspiron 6400 laptop. I have 2gigs of mem.   After the upgrade a few days later the computer freezes up and nothing works except to turn it off.  On occasion, I get the following error message:
"Hardware malfunction - NMI:Parity Check/Memory Parity Error - The System has Halted."
I have searched various forums and also searched the Internet and was told that simply removing the memory and reinstalling them should fix the problem but it hasn't.  I have also ran various memory check programs from both Dell  32-Bit Diagnostics Utility and Microsoft  Windows Memory Diagnostic all to no avail.
Does anyone have any ideas or solutions?
Thanks

Answer:Hardware malfunction - NMI:Parity Check/Memory Parity Error - The System has Halted.

I have to say that this solve my NMI parity issue. I had problems with the integrated NIC. I disabled it within Windows and then the problem went away. I then installed a new PCI NIC. I was having this problem with Windows 7 32-bit on a Dell OptiPlex 360. The problem is no more.

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Hello!My machine is a T61 7662CTO , video Chip NVIDIA Quadro NVS 140M.  I performed a clean install of  Win 7 (64) formatting the hard drive.  Got through the install, down loaded 21 updates.  Got through all the updates with some trouble.  The machine appeared to be running fine for a short while then suddenly got the BSOD showing - HARDWARE MALFUNCTION -  parity check / memory parity error -.  I can get the machine to boot up in safe mode with an external monitor and it appears to run fine.  I'm thinking the problem may be driver related.  I've down loaded the latest NVIDIA driver in safe mode but that hasn't resolved the issue. I tried to download and run the Thinkpad Monitor INF File but it does not install in safe mode. None of the Thinkvantage technologies software has been loaded because it does not appear to be supported in safe mode...Any suggestions?...Thank you!!!

Answer:T61 Upgrade Win 7 (64), BSOD *** Hardware malfunction *** parity check / memory parity error

Problem Solved!!! This problem was related to the defect on the integrated NVIDIA graffics chip on the mother board. Please see:http://forums.lenovo.com/t5/T61-and-prior-T-series-ThinkPad/T61-Nvidia-Quadro-NVS-140M-garbled-displ... Thanks!!

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Hi,

I have been dealing with this NMI: Parity Check / Memory Parity Error ***The System Has Halted*** Blue Screen.

I've narrowed it down to the internal Wifi WLAN card on this Dell laptop. I've already tried new RAM. I even ordered a new WLAN card from Dell.. As soon as I install the driver, specifically BCMWL5.sys, I get that BSOD with the old card and the new. If I disable the adapter, I can boot.

Anyone know the solution?

Specs:

Dell Inspiron E1505
XP
2GB Ram
Old WLAN: 1390
New WLAN: 1395
 

Answer:NMI: Parity Check/ Memory Parity Error, when WLAN ENABLED. Need help ASAP

Greetings, mikel33, and welcome to MajorGeeks.

I am seeing a BIOS update for that model that may pertain to your symptoms:





2. Fixed issue that some 1394b Express cards will cause an intermittent no post.Click to expand...

http://support.dell.com/support/dow...dateid=-1&formatid=-1&source=-1&fileid=212350

However, I am always hesitant to recommend BIOS flashes because of the inherent danger - you might want to do some research yourself.

I'm curious: have you tried installing a 3rd-party wireless adapter (Belkin, Linksys, etc.) to see if you get the same symptoms? Might be worth a shot - a USB adapter would not only be practically useful, but for troubleshooting purposes you might be able to tell where the issue is actually stemming from (Windows, motherboard, RAM, etc.).
 

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Hi,

I have been dealing with this NMI: Parity Check / Memory Parity Error ***The System Has Halted*** Blue Screen.

I've narrowed it down to the internal Wifi WLAN card on this Dell laptop. I've already tried new RAM. I even ordered a new WLAN card from Dell.. As soon as I install the driver, specifically BCMWL5.sys, I get that BSOD with the old card and the new. If I disable the adapter, I can boot.

Anyone know the solution?

Specs:

Dell Inspiron E1505
XP
2GB Ram
Old WLAN: 1390
New WLAN: 1395

Answer:NMI: Parity Check/ Memory Parity Error, when WLAN ENABLED. Need help ASAP

What is the age of the driver? Also, can you provide us with crashdumps and other info regarding this by sending us a JCGriff report as instructed here? We're not sure if it's the wlan driver that's causing this or something else that works with the wlan driver that's doing it.

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Hi,

I have been dealing with this NMI: Parity Check / Memory Parity Error ***The System Has Halted*** Blue Screen.

I've narrowed it down to the internal Wifi WLAN card on this Dell laptop. I've already tried new RAM. I even ordered a new WLAN card from Dell.. As soon as I install the driver, specifically BCMWL5.sys, I get that BSOD with the old card and the new. If I disable the adapter, I can boot.

Anyone know the solution?

Specs:

Dell Inspiron E1505
XP
2GB Ram
Old WLAN: 1390
New WLAN: 1395
 

Answer:NMI: Parity Check/ Memory Parity Error, when WLAN ENABLED. Need help ASAP

Use an external Wifi card or try to get a good driver from the manucfacturer (Broadcom I am guessing)
 

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In the past, I can reliably get a BSOD (Blue Screen of Death) on my new T400 if I dock it while it is sleeping, then wake it up. NOW I've started getting an even scarier message in a similar vein. I have my laptop and desktop on a DVI KVM (keyboard/video/mouse switcher); I have many USB devices attached via the switcher, on hubs. I was switching back between machines, and after working on the desktop for awhile, switched to the T400.  What did I find there but: *** Hardware MalfunctionCall your hardware vendor for supportNMI: Parity Check / Memory Parity Error*** The system has halted ***I've seen this message associated with docking/undocking on the T60 series, but nothing about it on the T400.  Since this happens when I switch the KVM, when 5 or 6 USB devices are all registering on the system, it could be anything that causes this.  It doesn't happen all the time, but just sometimes, so please don't suggest I enable/disable drivers one at a time, etc., as that could take weeks or months to reproduce and possibly result in no solution. Has anybody had this problem, or the dock/undock BSOD problem? These problems, combined with the flakey sound card problems I've been having, seem to indicate that my T400 might be something of a lemon (tho' in general it works fine).  I have NEVER had this problem with any laptop I've ever owned before. - Tim 

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Hi all, I recently got this BSOD error message on my T60p: *** Hardware MalfunctionCall your hardware vendor for supportNMI: Parity Check/Memory Parity Error*** The system has halted *** Upon rebooting, the display failed--the backlight comes on, but there are no images, not even the ThinkPad pre-boot flash screen.  As  far as I can tell without a display, the system boots normally, ie, the hard drive operates and there are no system beeps. Have you seen this issue before, or can you suggest possible causes? System SpecsModel 8743-CTO WidescreenIntel Core 2 Duo T7400ATI Mobility FireGL V5250 256 MB3 GB RAMWindows Vista 32 Thanks for your help.

Answer:T60p NMI parity check/memory parity error and display failure

Hello,
 
A few things to check/try, in no particular order:
 
Have you tried getting into the BIOS or booting with an external monitor attached?
 
Have you tried running a program like MemTest86 to test the memory?
 
Have you checked the voltage on the BIOS (CMOS/RTC) backup battery?
 
Regards,
 
Aryeh Goretsky
 

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Optiplex 330: has motherboard integrated VGA and
motherboard has PCI-E X16 slot.  I insert PCI-E X16 new graphics card onto 330's motherboard.
Power supply is 600 watt, graphics card wants 300 watts, power ok.
Format 1TB hard drive and start fresh, new install of Windows 7 64-bit.
I install Windows up till SP1 and another 215 official Windows updates.
All this time the monitor is 100% and is inserted into the X16 graphics card.
Then, after hours of working, I get the blue screen with the error message
NMI: Parity Check / Memory Parity Error and upon rebooting
Only 2 and 4 light up on the front panel.
I remove the PCI-E X16 graphics card, allowing the system to default to the VGA attached to the motherboard,
Still the exact error message with 2 and 4 active.
No ways is there memory problems with the motherboard's VGA since it only shares RAM, no "personal"
memory.  If RAM cards were faulty, problems would have occurred earlier.
Ok, I can remove the hard drive, reformat and reinsert and try again with the new battery in place from the start.
ISSUE: Optiplex 330 is only provided Dell drivers until Windows XP.  No official, tested Windows 7 drivers - that is the web page within Dell for Optiplex 330.  
DO I FALL BACK TO WINDOWS XP?
The advantage is use official Dell drivers allocated to my servive tag.
Whatever Operating Sytem I decide on, I install the official NVIDIA driver quickly, not a... Read more

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One.  I put in a new CR2032 CMOS battery.
Optiplex 330: has motherboard integrated VGA and
motherboard has PCI-E X16 slot.  I insert PCI-E X16 new graphics card onto 330's motherboard.
Power supply is 600 watt, graphics card wants 300 watts, power ok.
Format 1TB hard drive and start fresh, new install of Windows 7 64-bit.
I install Windows up till SP1 and another 215 official Windows updates.
All this time the monitor is 100% and is inserted into the X16 graphics card.
Then, after hours of working, I get the blue screen with the error message
NMI: Parity Check / Memory Parity Error and upon rebooting
Only 2 and 4 light up on the front panel.
I remove the PCI-E X16 graphics card, allowing the system to default to the VGA attached to the motherboard,
Still the exact error message with 2 and 4 active.
No ways is there memory problems with the motherboard's VGA since it only shares RAM, no "personal"
memory.  If RAM cards were faulty, problems would have occurred earlier.
Ok, I can remove the hard drive, reformat and reinsert and try again with the new battery in place from the start.
ISSUE: Optiplex 330 is only provided Dell drivers until Windows XP.  No official, tested Windows 7 drivers - that is the web page within Dell for Optiplex 330.  
DO I FALL BACK TO WINDOWS XP?
The advantage is use official Dell drivers allocated to my servive tag.
Whatever Operating Sytem I decide on, I install the official NVIDIA driver quickly, not a... Read more

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NMI: Parity check / Memory parity error

Error

I ran the memory through 15-20 passes of memtest and checked out all the other hardware. All the hardware has been checked to work except the motherboard itself but I don?t think that is causing the error. I am going to assume now that it most likely a software problem.

My guess is some type of sata driver was updated or installed when I booted with the new hard drive that causing the problems. I can not find any where what driver could be causing the problem. I can enter safe mode with out a problem. I check device manager everything look good.

Anyone got any ideas what need to be done to fix the problem short of reinstalling windows?

Answer:NMI: Parity check / Memory parity error new hard drive

http://support.microsoft.com/default...&product=winxp

reset the cmos and try again

the faq is referring to sata drivers and or memory, try it with 1 stick only.

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Hello all. First of all, thank you for reading and replying to this thread! "I am very uneducated in computer science and functionality." My system specification: CPU: Intel Mobile Core 2 Duo T7500Motherboard Model: 7664A14 Memory: 3 GB DDR2Graphics: NVIDIA Quadro NVS 140MOS: Windows XP SP 2 Storage: FUJITSU MHY2120BHAll device driver are from Lenovo website.   I have Thinkpad TTT for about 4 years now and have had no problem with hardware whatsoever.  (Except services for replacing cooling fan twice). I've been playing video games such as Battlefield 2, Warcraft 3, CS 1.6 and mostly any game that required low-mid requirement system. Suddenly when playing video game, the computer crashes with a bluescreen contaning the following message: *** Hardware MalfunctionCall your hardware vendor for support NMI: Parity Check / Memory Parity Error *** The system has halted ***  The computer rebooted itself after the bluescreen disappear and was able to work again for another hour until another bluescreen appears.  This time when it rebooted, it didn't show anything, not even BIOs, just plain black screen.  I turn it off and back on again and still no image.  The computer will keep rebooting itself every 20 seconds approx. until it was able to load BIOs and into Windows (This might take anywhere from 3-100's of attempts).  When I was able to use Windows again and used PC-Doctor to te... Read more

Answer:T61 - Hardware Malfunction NMI: Parity Check / Memory Parity Error

Does it help if you apply pressure around the W/S/Q/A keys or slightly bend the whole chassis? (If I remember correctly Video and 3D was the first thing to go when the GPU (NVS 140M) in my T61 7663 started to fail.)





ThinkPad T61 (7663-13G) T7500 2.2GHz/4GiB/120GB SSD/Sierra MC8775 HSPA/Win7 Pro x64/(3rd Fan, 3rd NVS 140M), 2x 39T4587

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Hey, My laptop HP dv2700tse had been working fine for an year without any problems. But recently it started giving me an error message with a blue screen as follows : *** Hardware MalfunctionCall your hardware vendor for supportNMI: Parity Check/Memory Parity Error*** The system has halted *** Before the above error occurred to me, I got a blurred screen that was split into 6 or more smaller screens. I am able to login to Windows, but can barely see anything there as theere are 6 screens that it is split up into & everything is very blurred. Can anybody please tell me the cause & remedy for this. I've tried refitting the entire laptop(Opened, removed a RAM & tried again with the help of a Service Engineer) and it worked fine for an hour.But after that I got the blue screen again.  The laptop is out of warranty & I'm afraid of the cost it might take to get it fixed. Thanks in advanceNash 

Answer:NMI: Parity Check/Memory Parity Error The system has halted

If it were just the memory modules it would be an easy fix (new memory) but I fear the memory controller on the motherboard or the video memory is bad. Can you try different memory modules?

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So today I was playing L4D and received a BSOD and this message:

*** Hardware Malfunction
Call your hardware vendor for support
NMI: Parity Check/Memory Parity Error
*** The system has halted ***

Now I am borderline illiterate when it comes to computers, but after some Google'ing it seems like a RAM/harddrive/motherboard/video card possibility.

I have downloaded a few things recently, such as L4D, but I have been operating it for some time, and wondering why it comes up now. Only thing else I have downloaded is some new nVidia drivers, but they were dated in January. Once again, I have been using these for games. I should mention, I can only replicate this error, when playing music in iTunes, or when I play L4D(actually in-game). I could play CounterStrike... played for awhile.

I am burning a memtest.iso to cd right now, to test if it is maybe a RAM card, which I pray is the case. Otherwise, I have no idea how to test to see if it is a video card. I should mention, I ran a CheckDisk on my C drive, which is my master, and that came back fine. I have not test my D drive yet.

So, if my RAM were to come back okay, where would I go from there? How do I check what is wrong, and with what component?

PC:

Intel Pentium 4 3.20Ghz,
3GB DDR2 SDRAM BUFFALO Select
Windows Prof SP3

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Answer:Hardware malfunction, Parity check/Memory Parity Error

http://www.techist.com/forums/f9/dec...errors-193078/
Click^

How to troubleshoot specific STOP Errors
Click^

Read up on those 2 topics. The first one will tell you the information we need from teh BSOD to be able to help.

The 2nd one will give you information on common Stop Error codes.

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Hello there,I got the following blue screen in the last days.Can someone tell me what this means?*** Hardware malfunctioncall your hardware vendor for supportNMI: Parity check / Memory Parity Error*** The systen has halted ***I have a Thinkpad R60. If you need additional information about my notebook, I will post it here.Thanks! Have a nice weekenddaMike

Answer:R60 / Blue Screen - Parity check / Memory Parity Error

Windows Memory Diagnostic Here A parity error is usually a memory issue...it could also be the video card. First try reseating the memory sticks then see if it boots without errors. Try removing any extra memory sticks leaving only the least amount that's needed for the laptop to boot and run Windows...Restart and see whether you still get the eror messages.        

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Hi all specialists !

After updating a driver I get this above mentioned message.
+Message "Hardware Malfunction, NMI Parity Check / Memory Parity Error+

But just when the P200 falls in sleeping mode. I cannot wake it up and have to do a hard restart. Than windows is starting and working flawlessly and everything seems to be okay !

Any idea ?

Thanks in advance !
yb

Answer:Satellite P200 - Parity Check / Memory Parity Error

Hi, what driver did you update exactly?

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When I run certain programs I get a message saying…

***Hardware Malfunction

NMI: Parity Check/ Memory Parity Error

***The system has halted***

This is all on a blue screen with the system halted. Any time it happens I need to hit the kill switch on the back of my power supply to restart the computer. It doesn’t happen often but usually during playing a game or running my McAfee anti-virus program. Either way if it is the programs fault why is the hardware malfunctioning? What can I do to fix the problem?

Windows XP Pro SP 1
AMD Athlon 1.2ghz
ATI Radon 9000 Pro 128DDR
Crucial Memory 512 DDR PC2100
 

Answer:NMI: Parity Check / Memory Parity Error (Message for XP proÂ…)

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I sometimes get this BSOD error message over the past 2 months.
*** Hardware Malfunction Call your hardware vendor for support NMI: Parity Check / Memory Parity Error *** The system has halted ***

It can occur whether the laptop is at idle or even refreshing back from a screen save or Stand By condition.
Model PSAAPE - 00s00KEN 2Gb installed. I have checked that the memory is properly seated. It is a very clean laptop with no dust clogging things up. Apart from the Ram "going bad" and developing a fault, can anyone suggest an alternative cause? There does not seem to be an obvious solution to this problem on any forum that I have viewed so far. Maybe it is my RAM that is failing (but it seems to do so when it is not being stressed!) It might be the video drivers...who knows? I hope someone does.

Answer:Satellite Pro A100 - NMI parity check Memory parity error

Hi!

In your case I would check the RAM, I think this is the problem.

You can do this with Memtest86:
http://memtest86.com/
Memtest86 is a diagnostic tool to check the RAM. There you can also download a CD image.
It?s easy to use. Run the test 3-4 hours and then you will see if the RAM has some errors.

Bye

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At least I can now access the web site (refer to earlier problem):  http://forums.lenovo.com/lnv/board/message?board.id=Z_Series_Thinkpads&thread.id=660 However, now every few days, my system hangs with a BSOD parity check/memory parity error.  (Don't you just love when the symptoms change?) Wireless driver is now current. Multiple PC Doctor runs do not find any memory errors. CA virus and spyware checks are fine. I've not changed out the BIOS (looks daunting at best). My question is more along the lines of what can cause this type of BSOD message and is it telling me anything of significance or should I just plan on it every so often.  It only seems to occur when I am on the 'net and cannot be intentionally triggered. TIA. ChrisMessage Edited by a_human on 09-15-2008 08:24 PM

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i have hp compaq 2 Ram 1G and 256MB i have changed the windows xp wth windows 7 32bit , afther 1 day the compioter geev mi a blou screen with thes messege *** Hardware MalfunctionCall your hardware vendor for support  parity chek memory parity error *** system has halted can any one help me pleas ? thanks hp

Answer:Re: NMI: Parity Check/Memory Parity Error The system has hal...

Hi @ismaelntale, Welcome to the HP Forum! This is a wonderful location to converse with  the community, get assistance and find tips. For you to have a rewarding experience, I would like to include the following link for your perusal and reference. First Time Here? Learn How to Post and More When posting please remember to include your precise model of notebook,  HP made may Compaqs. What is your exact model? HP Notebook PCs - How Do I Find My Model Number, Serial Number or Product Number? I understand that after upgrading your HP Compaq notebook to Windows 7 from Windows XP, a couple of days later you got a blue screen with the error"Hardware Malfunction Call your hardware vendor for support parity check memory parity error *** system has halted". This error is referring to a hardware issue. Please review this post by @Huffer.  Re: NMI: Parity Check/Memory Parity Error The system has halted. I suggest you test for hardware failures to help determine the issue.HP Notebook PCs - Testing for Hardware Failures (Windows 7, Vista) Please let me know the results. To express appreciation for my post please click the ?Thumbs Up Icon?.  If my post resolves the issue you are experiencing, please click "Accept as Solution" to help others find what worked for you! 

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I have a ThinkPad R60 9461DXG which I bought two and a half years ago (warranty has elapsed). My operating system is Windows XP.  My problem:  My laptop starts overheating (Everest shows a cpu temperature of more than 90°C.) and than it crashes. Most of the times I get a bluescreen with the following message: *** Hardware MalfunctionCall your hardware vendor for supportNMI: Parity Check/Memory Parity Error*** The system has halted *** Some months ago this started to happen when I was playing Age of Empires II (which is an old game and should not cause any trouble) for about 40 minutes. I had played this game before on the same laptop without problems. Now it happens after about 20 minutes of playing and it also happend while transferring data (6 GB fotos) to an external hard disk.  I already ran Memtest86 and it passed fine. My cooling fan is not broken.I blew the dust of the heatsink.   Would be great if someone could help me! Thanks for your time! 

Answer:R60: Parity Check/Memory Parity Error + overheating

Hello marajuca, welcome to Lenovo forums.
 
Please download and install Pfcontrol and post your temps while playing or moving files here.

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Please help!!

I have an HP Pavillion dv2500 and it know will not go past the login screen without crashing, pixelating and then displaying the blue screen with the message;

*** Hardware Malfunction
Call your hardware vendor for support
NMI: Parity Check/Memory Parity Error
*** The system has halted ***

I am not particularly knowledgeable about the laptop and the technical side of it, but I will give you what it says on it:

Intel Centrino Duo
Graphics bu NVIDIA
Not sure what SP? (because I can't get it on to check).

Any assistance would be greatly appreciated!!

Answer:Vista: NMI: Parity Check / Memory Parity Error

Quote:




NMI: Parity Check/Memory Parity Error




This error is referring to problems with the RAM in your laptop. Somewhere in the memory that is in your system you have a hardware error that is stopping your system from booting. You can try opening the laptop ( if it's not still under warranty ) and swapping the memory modules in each slot.



Number 5 in the picture above is the location of your memory in your laptop. Open that cover and swap the memory modules with each slot and once again retry booting your laptop. If you still have the NMI: Parity Check/Memory Parity Error then you can try taking one module out and booting. Try each module separately. Be sure your laptop is not powered on when working with your memory. As a precaution I would also recommend removing the battery while working with your memory modules.

Hope this helps,

Techextreme

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Hi,

I have a dell motherobard XPS8500 4 days ago my computer wont boot it says "NMI: Parity Check/Memory Parity Error  *** SYSTEM HALTED*** " so what I did is I just replaced the memory with a brand new memory ("4GB DDR 3 1333 Kingston RAM") it work for like half a day then i got a blue screen then my computer restarted now I got the same error message from a couple days ago it says "NMI: Parity Check/Memory Parity Error  *** SYSTEM HALTED*** " is my motherboard dead? will my old and new RAM work again?  I don't want to buy a new memory.

Answer:XPS8500 NMI Parity Check/Memory Parity Error

This may not be a system RAM failure -- it commonly occurs with a dying video card.  
To test, remove the video card and connect your monitor to the mainboard VGA connector - if that solves the problem, replace the video card.

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I have a Dell optiplex Gx520 that came up with this error. Haven't seen this one before. I am runnning xp pro. Any ideas on where to start would be greatly appreciated.

Cookie208
 

Answer:Solved: parity check/ memory parity error

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i am using dell optiplex GX520 and wants to install windows 7. formatting and partition of the HDD succeeded and installation of the windows files begins but when the installation is finishing that is the later part where it will load to windows desktop then a blue screen will appear with an error message"NMIarity check/memory parity error.
please i need help as to how i can fix this problem
 

Answer:NMI:parity check/memory parity error

The Dell OptiPlex GX520 comes in a minitower and desktop and small form factor version.

Which one do you have, and what's the "service tag" number and/or "express service code" number on it?

What version and bit version of Windows 7 are you trying to install, and is it an original or copied disc?
 

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I have a Dell Inspiron 6000 with Windows XP, SP2. I just got a blue screen with the following error message:

<<Hardware Malfunction
NMI: Parity Check / Memory Parity Error
The system has halted>>
The computer still boots and this error message comes after some time.

What can I do to fix it?
 

Answer:Nmi: Parity check / memory parity error

At a glance:
It appears you are using RAM with Parity checking enabled, and either the board or the RAM is failing.
 

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Hello all,Well, after much frustration with my Lenovo R60, I have come to the forums in hopes that I can get my laptop back to a working state.About 2 weeks ago, I was playing a game when my laptop went to a blue screen with the following error message on it:NMI: Parity Check/Memory Parity ErrorAfter the first occurance, it booted up fine. This happened about 3-4 more times playing the game and my laptop was fine, just needed to restart. However, after the 4th/5th time seeing the error, the error now occurs upon bootup after the XP logo loads. I've read a lenghty post about this error (http://forum.notebookreview.com/showthread.php?t=92036), not specific to Lenovo machines, but just in general, and discovered that the error message is rather ambigious in nature. Sure, it states that the error has occurred due to memory, but as you can see in the above mentioned post, this is certainly not always the case. Users reported various resolutions to their NMI Parity Error's.So that being said, I've tried replacing the RAM modules to no effect. I am however able to get into safe mode using both the old RAM and the new RAM. I have yet to perform any system updates, but that is my next step. One thing to note, is the screen display when the laptop boots up. From the second it boots untill I get the error, there are vertical dotted lines going across my screen - very strange. This might lead me to believe it's a video issue, however I am not sure.Can any one provide some insight, ideas,... Read more

Answer:NMI: Parity Check/Memory Parity Error.

For this error in particular,  consider the following: 1) Updating Drivers - From our experience, updating the drivers, including the wireless driver,  can help to fix this issue. 2) DIMM - Sometimes swapping out the memory will resolve this .. If this doesnt resolve the issue, then .you might be  experiencing an issue with the video card .. 2) Video Issues on systemboard - If you are still getting the same blue screen after swapping the memory, the issue has to do with the internal video memory on your systemboard.    Are you seeing this message ? NMI: Parity Check/Memory Parity Error  ** The system has halted ** Replacing the systemboard itself is normally the best solution for this problem. Hope this helps, Mark 





 Do NOT PM me with technical issues. Post in the forum for assistance. Thanks

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I am running Windows 7 Home Premium (retail version not Beta) on a Dell GX280 desktop. I have 2Gb of Ram and a 80Gb hard drive. 3.4Ghz Pentium CPU ( not dual core)
I keep getting BSOD's and the message on the screen is as follows.

Hardware Malfunction
Call your hardware vendor for support
NMI: Parity Check / Memory Parity Error
*** The system has halted ***

I have run a memory test program with no failures.
I have reseated my memory cards, and swapped them.

Any ideas would be appreciated.

Answer:NMI: Parity Check / Memory Parity Error ??

seems plenty of dell pc's with this problem,these have been happening for 3 years here NMI: Parity Check/ Memory Parity Error -- System crash - Page 11 should have added notebooks and desktops among that bunch

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Hello,

Have been receiving the above message rather frequently recently, accompanied by a blue screen. Had the laptop fully serviced as a result with the technician believing the hard drive was the problem. Hard drive replaced but the problem persists.

I have tried to identify common occurrences that arise around the problem. Here are a summary of my thoughts:

- i believe it may happen more regularly when watching video
- sometimes i know it's about to happen because the wireless network connection disconnects
these disconnections have become more frequent but will usually reconnect within a few seconds.

I have done my research on the problem and found many possible causes, including:

- RAM
- Video card
- Video card driver
- Wireless adapter drivers
- and more....

I am really hoping someone can help me here as i am very much out of ideas. I am open to any suggestions about further investigations into the problem.
 

Answer:Nmi: Parity check/memory parity error

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A lot of our PC's at work here have been getting this problem. It is NOT a hardware problem. If you reimage the machine it works fine again. It appears to only happen when people are installing or uninstalling something. Doing a windows repair doesn't fix the problem, only a clean re-install does. Was hoping somebody had an idea what a fix to the problem might be. Thanks in advance.
Code:
Hardware Malfunction
Call your Hardware Vendor for Support
NMI: Parity Check/Memory Parity Error
* ** The system has halted ***

 

Answer:NMI: Parity Check/Memory Parity Error

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I need some help with this problem that just suddenly arose for no reason at all. A few days ago I all of a sudden started to get this error when ever I would try to play a game such as Starcraft II or WoW.

NMI: Parity Check / Memory Parity Error

I ran memtest and everything passed. I cleaned out my computer of dust still nothing. I even tried reinstalling windows and that did nothing. And now when i go in to device manager it shows a yellow ! by my video card and gives me this message in the properties

Windows has stopped this device because it has reported problems. (Code 43)

So hopefully someone here can help me out.

Answer:NMI: Parity Check / Memory Parity Error

Heres some system info, sorry about forgetting it in the first post. As sorry for the dobule post couldn't find the edit button.

http://valid.canardpc.com/show_oc.php?id=1334730

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Well, the story is this. A couple of weeks ago I was installing drivers on my new PC when all of a sudden I got a blue screen with thew following message....

NMI: Parity Check / Memory Parity Error
The system has halted.

Any suggestions as to what might be the problem? I sent the pc back to that place where I had purchased it. They checked everything and said that it could be either the new 320GB hard drive I just installed, or a problem with the OS. The only thing is... I have been using he same XP SP2 OS disk for years and never had this problem until a few weeks ago...

Thanks.

Answer:NMI: Parity Check / Memory Parity Error???

There are number of things that can cause an error like this. Faulty memory, a bad harddrive, a failing motherboard, or a corrupt OS.

Do you get this error every time you power on your PC?

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Dear Forum,When I open my stock trading platform: Think or Swim, the screen goes blank and a hardware error message comes up:Hardware MalfunctionCall your hardware vendor for supportNMI: Parity Check / Memory Parity Error***The System has Halted***I also just reinstalled my flight simulator,and reinstalled the Nivida GForce Video Drivers.Would this cause it?Thanks!Mike 

Answer:NMI: Parity Check / Memory Parity Error

Deskto or laptop ?OS ?Any new hardware installed lately ?

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Dell OptiPlex 380

Blue Screen of Death (BSOD):

Hardware malfunction
Call your hardware vendor for support
NMI: Parity Check / Memory Parity Error
The system has halted

I couldn't figure it out for the life of me. After reinstalling Windows 7 Pro 32bit, everything was working fine until I tried installing the Broadcom eXtreme Gigabit Ethernet driver. As soon as it started installing, the error started coming up on a fresh install of Win7.

So, as hard is it is to believe... the NMI Parity Check / Memory Parity Error was coming up on the Dell OptiPlex 380 due to the Broadcom Ethernet card. So, after a quick visit to an electronics store to purchase a PCI Ethernet card, the issue was resolved. I never reinstalled the drivers for the Broadcom and it stayed as an unknown device in Device Manager. It's a small price to pay so long as the error doesn't keep coming back.

I hope this helps someone else... I know that it bothered me so much that I was about to rip my hair out because of this reoccuring issue.

Good luck!
 

Answer:NMI Parity Check - Memory Parity Error

Thank you very much for the post it saved me a lot of time. I was getting the same error every few minutes.

On your cue, I disabled the on-board Broadcom Nic in device manager and stuck a NIC in an expansion slot and the problem went away.

My Dell Optiplex 380 was still under Next Business Day warranty so I contacted Dell and they sent a repair man with a new motherboard and I'm back to normal.

Thanks again!
 

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I'm hardware impaired -- helpless when it comes to this stuff. Lately my system has taken to shutting down inexplicably. I get a blue screen with the following:

** Hardware Malfunction
Call you hardware vendor for support
NMI: Parity Check / Memory Parity Error
*** The system has been haulted ***

Any clue on what I need to do to fix this?
 

Answer:NMI: Parity Check / Memory Parity Error

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I have a T60p with the same problem, and have tried the graphics driver changes and also shutting off the bluetooth in bios setup, because that is what it suggested.  Now, I am getting the BSOD with "Memory Parity Error" at least once a day.  It says on the error message to report it to the manufacturer, but I haven't figured out where to do that.  I also get kicked out of user sessions back to the all users welcome screen.  Is there a local repair shop in San Jose, CA? Thanks,VinceT60p 2GHz, 2GB, Nvidia Fire GL, 100 GB HD





VinceT60p, Model 8743CTO, CPU T7200 Core II Duo, RAM 2 GB, Mobility ATI

Answer:T60p BSOD with "NMI:Memory Parity Check/Memory Parity Error"

Hi, I have the same issue with getting the BSOD and the error message "NMI:Memory Parity Check/Memory Parity Error". Have u found the cause and solution. Please help.  

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NMI: Parity Check / Memory Parity Errors are occurring onfive out of five Lenovo T500 laptops 2082-58M tested.I can get the error to re-occur consistently by installingIBM Director Client version 5.20 or 5.23, taking remote control and then withinthe remote session I initiate a PC restart. This re-produces these errorswithout fail.I've also received this same error without Director but amunable to cause this to re-occur consistently.My Findings:Changing the BIOS Settings from the default settings of :BIOS Config > DisplayDefault Primary Video Device:[Internal]Boot Display Device:[ThinPad LCD]Graphics Device:[Discrete Graphics]OS Detection for Switchable Graphics:[Enabled]To the following settings resolves the issue though thiscauses the installed and previously working ATI driver not to detect the videodevice.BIOS Config > DisplayDefault Primary Video Device:[Internal]Boot Display Device:[ThinPad LCD]Graphics Device:[Integrated Graphics]OS Detection for Switchable Graphics:[Disabled]What I have tried:o Updated the BIOS and Drivers to Latest availableo Re-Installed the Display Driver, Downgraded theDisplay Drivero Removed the Display Driver and left BIOSsettings enabled (NMI errors re-occur) To get to the above findings I tried removing /re-installing pretty much every driver and disabling every option within theBIOS. I am only listing what I believe is now relevant to the identifiedproblem. I can provide further information upon request.  Anyone able to h... Read more

Answer:NMI: Parity Check / Memory Parity Errors on Lenovo T500 2082-58M running Windows XP.

Hello, the switchable gfx doesn´t work in XP. In XP you have to choose gfx options in bios before booting os. Please try:  Default Primary Video Device:[Internal]Boot Display Device:[ThinPad LCD]Graphics Device:[discrete Graphics]OS Detection for Switchable Graphics:[Disabled] 

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While reading UK newspaper online, we had a power cut - not a rare occurence here.On rebooting the system. I got an error message: "Hardware malfunction, parity check/memory parity error"I switched off, counted to 10 & tried to reboot. Same error. Reboot again but in safe mode. Error again. Left the system for about 30mins & it rebooted is if nothing had ever happened.Do I have a problem &, if so, what should I do?What is the best way to protect against damage caused by a power cut?

Answer:parity check/memory paity error

Something here:click here

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When I am running 3d applications I am getting, at random intervals, NMI/memory parity check errors and an accompanying BSOD.
When I run non-3d applications, I get, at somewhat less frequent intervals, a screen that flicks to black, flicks normal, flicks to black, normal, stops updating the normal screen properly, flicks black, normal, etc-- and occasionally dumps me in an NV4_disp.dll infinite loop error BSOD.

Dell has been absolutely no help at all. I've updated my drivers and my BIOS, defragged and chkdsk'd, reset the BIOS settings, reseated and ultimately replaced my RAM, tweaked my pagefile size, ran the supposed NV4loopfix software, cleaned my registry, spent countless hours talking to tech support-- basically everything but replacing the Motherboard/Video Card or wiping the HD.

I am running a DELL Inspiron E1705 laptop with an Intel T2500 @ 200GHZ, with 1024 megs of RAM and 100 GB HD running Windows XP-Media Center Edition. My Video Card is a NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 GS Running Forceware 84.63

Please, please help, it's been getting steadily worse for two months and I'm quite at my wits' end.
 

Answer:NMI/Memory Check Parity error and NV4_disp infinite loop

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Today, I was online, reading the news and noticed that the pages were loading slower and slower. Using IE 8. Anyways, I got the Blue Screen of Death with (this is the first time I've seen this message):

Hardware Malfunction
Call hardware vendor for support
NMI: Parity Check/Memory Parity Error
The system has halted

I have a Dell Inspiron E1705 laptop
Win XP, Svc Pack 3
RAM: 1GB
BIOS version: Dell Inc. A03 (2006)
Recent changes to computer: Upgraded from IE 7 to IE 8 12 Apr 09, Windows Auto Update 15 Apr 09, Reg Fix Pro Update 16 Apr 09

After rebooting, I came to your site and checked out some similar posts, I've blown away the dust and went to the link for memtest86, downloaded, installed and updated drivers.

So, far have not received this msg again, but there were some other suggestions I'd like to try. How do I clear CMOS & set BIOS? (And years ago I heard the term - flash the BIOS is this the same thing? Or something else & do I need to do it?) Can you give me guidance on opening up a laptop to reseat & switch memory (I've only opened a desktop)? I did try to go into Setup (F2), but most fields were unchangeable. The battery is 100% charged and performing normally.

Any other things I should do?

Thanks so much!
 

Answer:parity check/memory parity check

There should be a slot on the bottom to get to the memory. Laptop memory sits flat, you will press 2 clips on the RAM holder and the memory will come up about 45 degrees. You can then lift it out of the slot. To install new memory, you slide it into the holder then press it down so it lies flat and you will hear it click in place.

As far as BIOS, avoid flashing it. If this is the first problem you've had and the error seems to point to memory, you do not need to do anything with your BIOS.
 

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Posted to allow cross-reference and verification with other users.  If Lenovo staff have specific knowledge of this issue kindly let us know. Confirmed that after updating a Thinkpad W541 to Lenovo Bios 2.33.1.14 on 2/January/2018 I have the following errors in the Windows Event Log (Windows 7): -----oOo----- A corrected hardware error has occurred.Reported by component: Processor CoreError Source: Corrected Machine CheckError Type: Internal parity errorProcessor ID: 0The details view of this entry contains further information. -----oOo----- Also had a Temperature Monitor Failure when running the Intel Process Diagnostic Tool on the system.  Currently unclear what is underlying that.  CPU is hitting 100c during the processor diagnostic tests.

Answer:WHEA-Logger Event 19 / Processor Core / Corrected Machine Check / Internal Parity Error / W541

Note: Lenovo Bios 2.33.1.14 contains an update for CVE 2017-5715 "Branch target injection". https://support.lenovo.com/gb/en/solutions/len-18282https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/gb/en/downloads/ds039077 

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hello,
i have a problem that keeps coming every now and then. i have a computer with linux and windows installed on it. when i boot, just before i get to the screen that lets me choose the operating system i want to load, i get a message that says i have a parity fail and that i can press F1 to continue or F2 to reboot. sometimes pressing those buttons does something and sometimes it doesn't.
i don't think there are other problems on my pc and it seems that this error doesn't effect anything else (exept my patience) but none the less i would like your opinion on what i should do about it.
i attached 2 aida reports about my system that might help.
 

Answer:parity error on boot

Does it explain in more detail where did the parity error occur?

Most likely it means bad RAM. Please test with memtest86(+).
 

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Question: NM: parity check

I purchased my Dell August 2008, I have a Dell xps1530 and it has vista on it. The only problem I have had with my laptop is that it gets hot so I picked up a fan that blows across it keeping it cool. About 2 weeks ago while I am in the middle of a game, watching a movie on Netfli, sending an email the screen turns blue and has the message hardware malfunction NMI: parity check/ memory error. I would have to force it to shutdown and it would start right up with no problems. Today when I went to restart my computer it doesn't start all the way. One of the time I tried to start it I pushed the media direct button and it started to work then I got this message .... c:\programfiles\dell\mediadirect\mdirect.exe is not a valid win 32 application..           I am trying to find a fix that will not take a lot of money since I don't have any.                                                                                                                                      
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Question: parity check

I need some help I dropped my camera on top of my cpu and the screen went blue and told me to reboot my computer. So I turned off my computer and now it will not come back on. When I hit the power button it beeps and then I get a screen that says Parity Check 2 and nothing else happens. I have tried all the function keys and that does not help. Can someone please help me.

Answer:parity check

Re-seat your RAM.

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Hey Guys I'm new here and I'm hoping you can help with my problem.

I'm running an older HP Compaq SFF desktop, 2.7ghz Dual Core HT, 2gb ram with standard onboard 128mb intel graphics chipset. It has Windows 7 installed.

The other day it was running fine, I shut it down in the evening and when I came to start it up the next day I got the "Windows failed to start" message with the option to try starting normally or run startup repair.

I tried starting normally and after the windows logo came up it immediately restarted and gave me a black screen with the message "Parity Check 2". I tried again and ran startup repair, after checking the discs I get the message that startup repair has failed and when I click ok the machine again restarts and passes up the "Parity Check 2" message.

After doing a little reading I got the idea that it may be a ram memory issue, I checked my bios and it is still registering the full 2048mb installed memory and I ran windows memory diagnostics and this does not show any errors.

Can anybody point me in the direction of what might be wrong here? Would I be better posting this in the hardware section, as yet I'm not sure whether it's a hardware problem or windows failure.

Any help much appreciated.

Regards
 

Answer:Parity Check 2 problem!

Welcome to TSG!

That particular error can also point to a resource problem. Being that you performed a windows memory diagnostic and came up clean I would point in that direction. Do you have any 3rd party cards in any PCI slots? If you do, pull the card and boot the system and see if the problem remains. If the problem does remains, change the ECC/parity BIOS setting to straight parity and try to reboot. If the parity error goes away, and returns when ECC is re-enabled, the chances are you have false parity memory in your PC. The only good solution would be to replace the memory.
 

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I am getting an NMI Parity check/ memory parity error. It comes and goes, but is quite annoying. I have run memory(memtest) , hard disk(fujitsu diagnostic tool) and graphics card checks (Video Memory Stress Test), but nothing seems out of the ordinary. There seems to be no rhyme or reason to the error. It happens when the computer is idling, or being used for video and surfing.

Any help would be appreciated.



? OS - Windows 7
? x86 (32-bit)
? new install of OS
? Full retail version
? Age of system (hardware) 3 years
? Age of OS installation 1yr
? CPU Dell XPS
? Video Card- Nvidia Geforce 8800 GT
? MotherBoard - Factory original
? Power Supply - factory original

Answer:BSOD: NMI parity check.

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Question: Parity Check 20000

Greetings Everyone,

I have a problem booting up my Thinkpad R32 laptop. I keep getting a error code "Parity Check 20000". I tried switching my RAM in different slots and still kept freezing at boot. Anyone have any ideas on how to fix this? Please let me know. I'd appreciate any help I can get.

SPECS:

P4-M
1.8GHz
512 RAM
40GB HD
14.1 XGA(1024x768) TFT LCD
8x8x24x/8x CDRW/DVD
Modem(CDC)
Ethernet(LOM)
Li-Ion battery
WinXP Pro
 

Answer:Parity Check 20000

An "electrical noise" problem? Could be a power supply. One suggestion was to see if you can disable the check in BIOS, another was to try single memory module only, in different slots. Sounds like some kind of electronic interference though, anything from solar rays or lightning to a noisy power supply. I would start with the BIOS, and then the memory modules. Also read http://www.phoenix.com/NR/rdonlyres/B7787C65-1541-4224-A889-8413D4B42995/0/biosawardm6117.pdf
page 13, hope it works out. I sure learned something.
 

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I've been having troubles with my dell m1210 laptop. I was trying to open a game one time and before the game even started it said my graphic card didn't have enough memory required (128mb it said). I run a Geforce go 7400. Anyways soon after loading up the game everything just came to a stand still and my system went into blue screen mode and displayed a memory hardware malfunction/ parity error (I included shots of all of this). When I restarted my system their were vertical white/gray lines down all the startup screens (Pictures again). It didnt start up the first time. When I went into recovery options the lines went away, i did a full system restore which erased all my graphic drivers and the problem went away but thats becuase I had no graphic card installed (It just stated I had a vga controller graphic card or whatever.)

Ok cool, so I went and downloaded a older driver becuase I thought the new one was just messing up. It installed fine I restarted and as soon as I had the driver in the lines re appeared again, loaded windows fine this time though and no lines once in windows. I tried running the game again and same thing happened, I was able to load the intro movie fine, but by the 2nd or 3rd intro movie another small box full of lines appeared again and crashed back into the blue screen mode saying its a parity error.

I've been reinstalling and switching around drivers for a couple of hours, every time I re install a different driver I can boot it ... Read more

Answer:Hardware Malfunction/ Parity Check

Time to call Dell. Memory problems are always sporadic- sometimes it appears and sometimes not. Since you got a screen shot that says memory error, that should get the repair process started.
 

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I am experiancing the BS hardware malfunction - Parity Check/Memeory Parity Error & system shutdown, no error codes, frequently (every few days) when scrolling on a BENQ E2200HD LCD monitor. I have run the Lenovo Tool Box checks on all the hardware, several times, and all checks pass. How can I diagnose and fix this problem? 

Answer:Blue Screen Parity Check

Run memtest 86 on your RAM stick(s). Hope this helps.

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I'm sure you all have addressed this problem before, bear with me. I'm a newbie at this. I have a DELL E510 w/ Windows XP. As computer boots up I get the blue screen with "Hardware Malfunction. NMI: Parity check. Memory parity Error. System has halted." Any help you could offer would greatly be appreciated. Thank you, Cloudy53

Answer:Blue screen: IMI; parity check

Hi Cloudy53,

May be the document on the link below may help you:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/315223

It says in the document to check your RAM, I suggest you use a spare RAM or a new/good/working RAM (no need to buy.. borrow if you can) and replace what you have currently installed in the computer (just for testing purposes). Start with that and post back what happens.

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when i boot my system parity check 2 appears

Answer:how can i solve the parity check 2 problem at

Is this a Compaq by any chance? There can be many causes of a Parity 2 error (basically it's faulty RAM or a faulty expansion card). Google the phrase "parity check 2" and see if any of the multitude of suggestions that you will find are relevant.

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Showing parity check 2 msg in time of booting

Answer:showing parity check 2 msg in a black scree

xp parity check 2http://is.gd/uwv2jJ

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I have a Lenovo T61 with over a year of warranty left.  Earlier this week the laptop crashed about 10 times over two days.  In addition, if I move the display back past a certain angle (not very far past 90 degrees) the display corrupts.  Today it crashed once.  A blue screen appears that says this exactly: *** Hardware malfunctionCall your hardware vendor for supportNMI: Parity Check / Memory Parity Error*** The system has halted *** On Wednesday and today I attempted to reach Lenovo support via phone (the only option I could find).  Both times I gave up after more than an hour on hold without having spoken to a single human, even to be transferred.  I desperately need this issue resolved (it's for a client) and Lenovo quickly slipping in my eyes as far as customer support goes.  My company has many clients in the DC area, and we procure a very large number of laptops per year.  We're quickly determining that other brands will replace Lenovo unless this terrible service stops.What do I have to do to get Lenovo to honor their warranty and stand behind their product?

Answer:Hardware malfunction (parity check fails)

Welcome to the forum!Is this the number you were calling?1-800-426-7378They're open 24/7/365 and I've never been on hold for more than five minutes in the past decade.Good luck.

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Hello, I've read several threads about freezing computers, but mine only happens when switching the Windows command prompt to fullscreen:  Hardware MalfunctionCall Your Hardware Vendor for SupportNMI Parity Check / Memory Parity ErrorThe System Is Halted First I only noticed this when playing games in DOSBox, hmmm well not really, but DOSBox has a command prompt status window, in which I accidentally pressed Alt-RET and boom. So this must have to do with graphics...? Note that this does *not* happen when switching to fullscreen in general. Only when regular command prompt is involved. Any clues what might solve this? Karsten

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On boot up i get two beeps, which the manual for my ASUS P4C800 Deluxe mainboard says is a parity error. what does this mean? and how can i fix it?

Thanx all
 

Answer:what is parity? and how do i fix a parity error?

That means it has detected an error in the RAM in the PC.
Try reseating the RAM chips, or replacing.
 

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Anybody know how to get rid of Parity boot.b virus
 

Answer:Parity Boot.b Virus

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Installed a third stick of 512mb DDR 400 in my Intel PERL 428 motherboard. I keep getting a memory parity warning. I noticed that the board is set default to single channel. Anyone know the meaning of this warning? System now contains 3x512mb DDR 400.

Answer:Memory Parity Warning at boot.

Doh! I have 2 in slot a and 1 in slot b. Motherboard will on run single channel until a and b match. If I install anothe 512mb in slot be it will run in dual mode.

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I'm having some real issues with my Dell XPS 400 and I'm desperately seeking help. I'm running WinXP Pro and this pc
is only about 16 months old. It has the original factory installed ram (1 gig) , a 320 gig hard drive and the processor is an
Intel ViiV. I have been getting a blue error screen with ***Hardware Malfunction - Call your Hardware Vendor for Support - Parity Check
/ Memory Parity Error - System was halted*** that lasted for a few hours. I had to hold the power button in for several seconds each time
to shut it down. I ran both the Microsoft Windows Memory Diagnostic tests, as well as the Memtest 86 , each several times. The results were always
"no memory errors". I attempted a few times, unsucessfully, using the F11 key to reach the Acronis recovery partition. I booted using my XP
disk but was unable to re-install. Windows would begin to load and then the blue screen with the same error message would occur. Finally,
I was able to access the Acronis recovery manager and restore my pc but on reboot it began to run ChkDsk. Now it keeps rebooting and running
a new disk check over and over and over..........................I have tried to cancel the ChkDsk using the keyboard but it keeps running. I'm at a loss, as to what else,
if anything I can do, (besides ripping my hair out by the roots)
 

Answer:Solved: HELP? Hardware Malfunction - Call your Hardware Vendor for Support - Parity Check

UPDATE: I was waiting for the Dell hardware diagnostics test results to finish. It took several hours and basically the same result as the memory tests. No hardware failure, I'm thinking motherboard?
 

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Question: parity error

I reformatted a computer then while reinstalling xp onto the computer the plug was knocked out of the wall and now when i start the computer it says hardware malfunction nmi: parity check/memory error system has halted.help please
 

Answer:parity error

Try re-seating your memory (Ram) sticks.

If that doesn't work, then remove any add in cards you have. (Soundcards etc) and try adding them one at a time to try and diagnose the error.
 

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Question: Parity error

I'm running a Dell XPS 400 on Windows XP Media Center. So far three applications have caused a blue screen memory parity error. Two low-quality fullscreen games and my webcam controller. One game is fine if I restart after the error, the other needed to be run in compatibility, the webcam I'm still not sure about. This is a nuisance more than anything else, but is there a way of finding out what part of my computer is doing this? I find it odd that it'd be my memory cards, since this only happens in certain predictable circumstances.
 

Answer:Parity error

"I find it odd that it'd be my memory cards"

think again. You have some bad ram

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/q134503/
 

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Question: NMI parity error

HELP.... I had to replace the video card in my HP system. Now when I boot up the system everything is fine until I get desktop, it appears approx 5 seconds then a blue screen "Hardware Malfunction - NMI Parity Error appears", after talking to the Nvidia (video card) tech folks, they suggest I replace the DIMM, did that with the very same DIMM, still the same error appears. I've tried rebooting and entering the BIOS screen and it will not let me, I was able to enter the BIOS menu initial time, and make some modifications to the video card portion. Now it will not let me enter the BIOS screen to possible make modifications if in fact this is where my problem lies. Any info on how to repair would be greatly appreciated.
 

Answer:NMI parity error

unplug your PC from the wall. Open the case up and you'll see the CMOS battery, pull it out and wait about 10 minutes. This should reset the BIOS and allow you to boot back up. Once you have waited 10 minutes put the battery back in.
 

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Question: Ram parity error

I have a Lenovo desktop Machine Type 6075.  Model number is CTO but that number does not come up  in any search.  Lenovo cite states a type 6075 should be able to use 8 gigs of RAM. Machine came with 4 gigs ram, 2stick with 2 gigs each.  I installed two more similar sticks and everytime I boot I get a parity error.  I can install the new sticks one at a time or two at a time (I have four new ones all same manufacture) and no problem.  Once I go one more, I get the parity error. Using WIN 7 Pro 64 bit. Any suggestions will be appreciated.

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Question: NMI Parity Error

I've had my computer for a few years now, and randomly it crashes with the NMI parity error. I thought it was because of Yahoo instant Messanger cause it will crash within 30 min of opening the program, but it has recently done it without YIM being opened (although not even close to as often). I also have gotten the ati2diag error, which is obviously a video card problem. I have updated the drivers since then and have only gotten that message one other time. Now when it crashes it's simply the NMI parity error. I have run Memtest and it found no problems, I have also done a repair install in windows. I wonder if my video card is shot which would not be fun as it is not replaceable.

I'm running the Dell D810 and as far as I know, I do not believe the RAM is even parity. Would I be best off doing a reformat of the hard drive?? or are there other options I have??

Also when I am actually using the computer it doesn't seem to crash (it has) but most of the time it is while the screen saver is running and the computer is idle. I am just using the basic Windows XP screen saver so it's not like it's putting a load on the computer.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
 

Answer:NMI Parity Error

Unfortunately it sounds like your graphics card is shot, or getting there. I hope someone can come along with another, better and more friendly, answer.
 

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Question: RAM parity error

My IBM Aptiva is giving me an error code "RAM parity error" upon startup. I'm just an old guy with little comp knowledge, and even less money for repairs. This started when I had to format the hard drive and re-load Juno software due to a major download lock-up.
 

Answer:RAM parity error

Hi pstreur
Ram parity error refers to your system memory. You should try reseating those. If you still get the errors after reseating and have more than one simm installed you could try removing one at a time to find out which simm is causing your problems.
 

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Thinkpad T60P   2613 CTO Been getting this blue screen error: *** Hardware malfunction

Call your hardware vendor vendor for support

NMI: Parity Check / Memory Parity Error

*** The system has halted ***  I have tried removing and re-seating my RAM memory modules (2x1GB).  Not even sure if this a RAM memory error?ideas?  













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Answer:Memory Parity Error ????

WalkGood wrote:
I have tried removing and re-seating my RAM memory modules (2x1GB).  Not even sure if this a RAM memory error?
 
ideas? 
 

1. It could be a RAM error. Try running the T60p with only one 1GB RAM module. If you get a BSOD then swap with the other module.
 
2. It could be a RAM error in your graphics chip (ATI Radeon.) In that case I think you're looking at a new motherboard.
 
3. It could be a software issue. See this older thread: Hardware malfunction: Memory Parity Error
for suggestions.
 
4. Try running system diagnostics, e.g. PC-Doctor that came with the T60p.

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*** Hardware Malfunction
Call your hardware vendor for support
NMI: Parity Check/Memory Parity Error
*** They system has halted ***

I have a Dell insprion 9400 and that is the error I'm getting about once every other day, and it appears to be random. That is, that it doesn't really matter what I'm doing when it happens. Could be during a game I'm playing, or browsing the web, it has even happened while I was away from my computer and it was idling. I posted about this a couple months ago, and just finally got around to running the memory tests. I ran memtest for about 16 hours with no errors, and I also ran the Dell diagnostic memory tests with no errors. Anyone have any other suggestions? I've read that this could be caused by certain programs conflicting with each other, but I have no idea how to go about checking that. Any ideas?

Thanks
 

Answer:Memory parity error

TTT anybody?
 

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I have a Dell Inspiron 9400 (as some of you might know from helping me before). Every once in a while, not very often tho, I'll get a blue screen and it will say Hardware error Memory parity error. This will only happen once every couple days, and is just random.

So, could someone PLEASE tell me it doesn't mean my ram is bad. PLEASE!!!!

LOL, I don't wanna send it back to Dell again. So, any ideas on what could cause this?

Thanks again, you guys are great.
 

Answer:Memory parity error

Does your BSOD give you a stop code of any form (usually looks like 0x000000001a)
 

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I get 2 beeps when I start up my machine, have for about 2 months now. According to this page: http://support.intel.com/support/motherboards/desktop/sb/cs-010249.htm
(my board is listed there) 2 beeps indicated a parity error.

However I have absolutely no signs whatsoever something is wrong with my machine except for those 2 beeps. I use my comp for processor and memory intensive tasks, gaming, and whatever you can think of without bluescreens or memory errors and the like...

anyways, should I take this seriously or what?
 

Answer:Solved: parity error?

uhhh...

i returned the bios settings back to default and I get one beep now. Particularily I think fast booting is enabled now...
 

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Desperately seeking any assistance.

Computer was working just fine. I went away on vacation two weeks ago. Turned it off and unplugged it before I left. Turned it back on when I came home last weekend and I got a BSOD and "Memory Parity Error", "System Halted".

When I shut down, then turn it back on, I can get in to Safe Mode (which I figure is at least better then not getting anything), but no matter what I've tried, I keep getting the parity error.

After net research, I've tried the following during the past week, with no results:

Cleaning the dust out
Reseating the memory
Switching out the memory from a working computer (made sure it used the same type)
Unchecking the "Exists in all profiles" in the Display Adapters (per a suggestion in a Microsoft.com Help page relating to an ATI Video Driver- it was for Windows 98, but I figured I'd give it a shot)
Replacing the battery
Clearing the CMOS and setting BIOS to default (no idea if I did this correctly, though)

What's weird is, I've had this happen before, quite possibly the last time I went on vacation (about the same time last year). But I can't remember how I fixed it. I do remember changing the battery within the last year or two. I've also used System Restore to fix things once or twice in the last couple of years. Problem with that is (and I'm embarrassed to admit this), turns out I've apparently uninstalled PCHealth/S... Read more

Answer:Memory Parity Error

If you havent, enter bios on start up, this will let it memorize it again, if you have, try only one ram stick at a time, and enter bios at each change, just save and exit. If that dont work, read this,

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/232768
 

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Recently my computer has been BSOD'd with a 'memory parity error'.
I noticed it happens more often when i'm running more memory intensive applicaitons, eg Oblivion.
I ran a program called Memtest and it found no errors with my ram at all, which leads me to believe it is a software issue.
When I sent an error report windows claimed it was a 'video driver issue' from a driver made by Dell Inc. I tried new video card drivers to no avail.

Does anyone know what I could do to fix this problem?

My computer is a Dell Dimension 8400
3.6ghz P4 Processor
3 gigs of ram (2 x 512 old Dell ram) + (2 recently bought 1gig sticks)
8600 GT

Answer:Memory Parity Error?

Sounds to me like you might have a dodgy stick of RAM in there somewhere.

Test the RAM systematically by first going back to the "2 x 512 old Dell ram" and then continuing to use the machine as normal, then install the other chips one at a time and test again between each install. When the machine begins to crash again, you'll know where the problem is.

If you're still getting crashes, I'd mark all four sticks, A and B on the 512s and C and D on the 1Gbs, then test them in the following order:

1. A+B
2. C+D
3. A+B+C
4. A+B+D
5. A+C+D
6. B+C+D
7. A+B+C+D

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My 8143-28U is running Windows XP. There are two matching 1GB sticks of Crucial memory installed. When I shutdown the computer, I get the following blue screen error:  *** Hardware malfunction

Call your hardware vendor for support

NMI: Parity Check / Memory Parity Error

*** The system has halted ***  The computer does not exhibit any other issues when running. The memory is relatively new, and it passes POST and memtest86 with no issues. This problem first occured when I had a third stick 1GB of memory that was not the same as the two Crucial sticks. When I removed the mismatched stick, the problem went away. Where do I look for a solution?  

Answer:Memory Parity Error

so this problem is occurring in all slots?

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This error is issued during Post and if i select CONTINUE , it happens again when Windows boots up and i am forced to power down the PC.
I am able to boot up in safe mode.

THis error happened when i powered down my pc and plugged in a new USB mouse(w/pc/2 adapter) and inserted a 3comm 10 base T nic.

I then proceeded to boot up my computer and i got the preceeding error.I then removed the nic and mouse and put the origional mouse back on however i received the same error.
During post the exact message was something like "Memory parity error.Device conflict. Would you like to remove this device".I "assumed" that the device in question was the mouse or nic so i said YES. From that point on my monitor will not come on. I get power through the monitor but when i tur it on, the light goes from green(display on) to orange(just power).

I removed my Voodo 3000 card and tried to use just the monitor port and it still ownt work.

My system is a gateway 550mhz, 128mb of ram, 20 gig hd.
Devices;Creative CDRW,Creative DVD, Hp 670c printer, and scanner.
 

Answer:Memory parity error.

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I put my desktop to sleep last night. When I woke up the PC I got the following blue screen
*** HARDWARE MALFUNCTION
Call your hardware vendor for support
NMI: Parity Check / memory parity Error
*** The system has halted ***
So I powered the PC off, than back on, the PC got to the Windows initial boot-up screen (without any motherboard warning "beeps") than the memory error screen shows up again.

My first thought (of course) is that one of the memory modules (sticks) is bad.
Trouble shooting1) Removed and re-seated all four memory sticks (modules) in the same slots. No good.2) Moved the sticks to different slots. No good.3) Tried just two of the memory sticks at a time. No good.4) Checked Bios and I could not find any memory issues there.5) Removed and re-seated network card, video card, and sound. No good.
In the past I have had issues with the memory, however those issues were corrected after I pulled and re-seated the memory. With regards to those errors I did get the motherboard warning "beeps".
Questions1) If the memory was bad wouldn't the Bios indicate an issue?2) If the memory was bad would it still be able to boot-up to the Windows screen?
Any assistance would be appreciated.

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Please help. My T60P BSOD frequently with error message: Hardware MalfunctionCall your hardware vendor for supportNMI: Parity Check/Memory Parity Error*** The system has halted *** My Specs:T7600 Core 2 Duo 2.33Ghz processor.3 GB RAM150 GB HDDATI FireGL V5250Vista Business SP1 Any help is much appreciated. Message Edited by Cruise on 11-29-2008 08:25 AM

Answer:T60P - NMI Parity Error

Hello Cruise, what did you do when it did happen? Have you recently installed anything?Message Edited by Agotthelf on 29-11-2008 05:27 PM

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a few minutes ago after trying to move a 2gig file from one hard drive to another, the screen turned blue. here is a copy of the error exactly

*** Hardware malfunction
Call your hardware vendor for support
NMI: Parity check/ memory parity error
*** The system has halted***
it happened a few days ago, i ran a test and nothing came up. its only started to worry me now its came back.
 

Answer:Memory parity error

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An old Apricot MS540 running Win 95 brings up the error message 'Memory Parity Error Detected - System Halted' on boot up. Any idea what this means?

Answer:Memory parity error

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It looks like this problem has existed for a long time now. I have the BSOD: Hardware Malfunction: Call your hardware vendor for support, NMI: Parity check/memory parity error, System has halted. It only shows it ugly head once every couple of weeks, then you restart computer and all is well for another 2 weeks. I have been told it could be RAM or the memory on the video card. I have run, just everyone else, and found no problems identified. Seems like Dell would have solved this problem since it has been occurring at least since 2007. Anyway, does anyone have any new information on this problem?

Answer:Optiplex 755, NMI parity error

yee, i think dell lost its quality after gx620, I got the same problem with 755, and no dell personnel knows its problem. we keep posting our issues and they got no ears or no brains. I gave up on dell.  

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Hi Guys,I recently installed a wireless network card in my desktop and my desk top have 4 different log in names. each time I try shuting windows down on one of my log in names windows comes up with a blue screen with a message ** Hardware melfunction, call your hardware vendor for support. NMI: Parity check/memory parity error** the system has halted**. My 3 other logging screen names dont have this problem during shut down. very strange!Sorry my system is running win xp sp2 with 3ghz processor. Appreciate any help you can provide me. Thank you.

Answer:memory parity error

click hereclick herejeet, these links may help you.

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Hi I have a DELL Inspiron 6400 laptop. oflate I am getting the below BSOD screen messageAlso to add I lost the wifi connectivity on the laptop. It does not show any wireless available connection I have Win Vista OS. Let me know if you need any addl infoPlease assist in resolving. Thanks in advance*** hardware malfunctioncall your hardware vendor for supportnmi parity check memory parity error*** The system has halted ***

Answer:BSOD - NMI Parity Error

1st thing to do for troubleshooting is to check Device Manager...Any Yellow !'s ? ?

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i just recently purchased a dell cpu and when it shuts down i get this message...Memory Parity Error...the screen goes blue and it will not finish shut down.

when i start the cpu i get no mobo beeps or any error messages. everything seems to run fine.

i did notice one strange thing, when i went into the system information it says the computer only has 504mb of memory instead of 512mb.

im guessing this is the problem and that dell will be sending me a new memory stick? or could something else be the cause of this.


then only thing i have added to the computer is a netgear wireless g router (wg311 v2) and i have the latest driver installed from netgear.com for it.


thanks for any help.
 

Answer:Memory Parity Error

i tested the memory itself and nothing changed so i then disabled the network card and it shut down fine. i then reinstalled the network card but it is still giving me the above message.


i have no idea why the network card would cause this memory message.
 

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Hi, when i shut my computer down, I get a blue screen that says:
***Hardware Malfunction

Call your vendor for support

NMI: Parity Check/Memory Parity Error

*** The system has been halted***

Please help. Its not a huge problem, but i would like to know what is wrong. I recently installed some new memory.

Thanks
 

Answer:Memory Parity Error

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Wen i try to switch the laptop to a Desktop Screen i Get this Error. I have tried to install the drivers of the display as well. Checked the Virtual memory, Checked the Ram.
dont know if switching screes is the issue, coz till date it never gave any error, then how come suddenyl.

Your thoughts accpeted

Answer:Memory Parity Error

Hi,
Usually a memory parity error is do to faulty RAM.
I would suggest you run MEMTEST86 under my signature to test your RAM.
If you have more than 1 stick, test each stick seperately.
Bill

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A few days ago my husband installed extra memory in my ThinkCenter MT-M 8122-W1KOn start up or by re-booting I get this message:***Hardware MalfunctionNMI: Parity CheckMemory Parity Error***The System has  halted*** The memory is okay checked it with the toolbox.  The only way I can get windows to load is by un-plugging my DLink wait 30 seconds & plug it back in then all is fine. I am not a techie so really do not know what to do about this and would appreciate some help. NOTE:  my husband removed the extra memory & it still did the same thing as above.

Answer:Memory Parity Error

Take out both modules. Clean them with "contact cleaner". Also clean both memory socket with "contact cleaner" too. Reinsert both modules and look what happen. Best regards.





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Hi,The below are the details of my laptop:Brand / ModelIBM ThinkPad Lenovo T60Type2623-KFUI have bought this laptop last year, February 2007 in the Philippines.Last Friday, January 25 and today, 01 February, my screen suddenly became blue and has the below error:Hardware MalfunctionCall your hardware support.Parity Check / Memory Parity ErrorThe system halted.What I did after encountering this twice, I have removed my battery and then restarted my pc again.Please advise me what is this error. Is this a critical problem in the hardware?I look forward to hearing from you soon.Thank you very much.Cheers,Weng

Answer:Help ParityCheck/Memory Parity Error

Yes, this is a serious problem in the hardware.   You may have a loose ram stick - if you know how, check them - remove and reseat.  Also, a ram stick may be bad - if you have two, take one out and see if the problem goes away - if not, try the other one.  Else, call Lenovo warranty service.  Run the memory tests in PCDoctor5, also, but if it is something loose, it will not be detected - only crash when it pops out.

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Hi I've got an issue with my Dell Inspiron E1505, running Windows XP (Service Pack 2) it's an old computer (5-6 years) so the problem could be a list of things but I'll try and describe it as best I can.

Two days ago I was having issues with a distorted visual, and then after hibernating my computer and booting it back up I had no visual, not even the boot screen.

I know the computer is running and I can access my hard-drive, I've run the computer off my projector. I can, however only run it in VGA and Safe mode whenever I try and boot normally I get the beautiful Blue Screen of Death and "Memory Parity Error, System Halted." I also found out I get the same error if I try and change the resolution of the computer while in VGA mode.

Any thoughts at to what the problem might be?

Answer:No Visual, Memory Parity Error

usually an error like this would point to the memory. Does your inspiron have diagnostics on board (on my inspiron it's press F12 at boot). If so check the memory. You could also try taking out one stick, boot and see if you still get the error, if you do replace that stick and remove the other and boot.

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To whom it may concern,

A good friend reccommended this site and I hope you can help me. My computer crashes an everage of 3 times a day lately.

It hapoens at random, but most often (almost guaranteed), when I'm online and trying to run audio or video.

The screen will go blue and this message appears.

HARDWARE MALFUNCTION

PLease contact vendor for support
Memory Parity Error.

....or something to that effect.

HAs anyone ever seen this and if so, how do I trouble shoot it.

It's driving me nuts......
 

Answer:Memory Parity error....(anyone ever heard of that)

http://www.majorgeeks.com/Memtest86_d4226.html

make sure you run it for at least several hours if it doesn't find errors immediately.
 

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My laptop is Z60M 2531MTUI get blue screen`s with memory parity error.Most of the time, when z60m runs max power. I did check memory - no errors.I did reinstall WinXP several times - no effect.I did try many drivers (for example - wifi) - no effect. My comp still get bluescreens.This is annoying - i have 3 year warranty till august 2009.What should i do ?I spend half year to do it myself, but with no effect. Pls help me with this issue.And sorry for bad english, it isn`t my native language. Krystian

Answer:Z60M Memory parity Error

Could be a motherboard fault. if you have re-imaged the machine multiple times and memory check passes the memory, i would reccomend calling technical support in your local country. failing that i would reccomend atleast running pcdoctor Search for  MIGR-56222 on the lenovo website.

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I got this message when ever i place my usb stick. But usb works fine when i boot to linux. Pls help.

Answer:USB problem, Memory parity error

Hello and welcome,
 
It would help others help you if you provided a little more information.  What model laptop?  What operating system?  How much RAM is installed, and how many modules?  What model/brand USB flash drive?  Does it happen with any USB drive?  Does it happen with other USB devices?
 
Have you run a memory test?  And so on...
 
Z.

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Ok I was at a friends last night to install a gfx card for them in their Dell Dimension 3100 (1x PCI-E).

Now I uninstalled the onboard drivers, shut down the PC, put in the new card, powered up went in to BIOS to disable on board, but the options were ON or AUTO, so I left it at Auto.

Get in to windows with the display still coming out of the on board card.

Found new hardware appears, all normal, cancel it and install from the disk by running setup.

All going well, installing drivers, please wait.

BLUE SCREEN: NMI: Parity Check / Memory Check Error

Try numerous different ways of installing the GFX with the same result.

Tried it in another machine, identical Dell Dimension 3100 and same thing.

Found lots of people with different models of machine on the Dell forums, with the same issue, but no fix stated that seems to work.

Anyone have any ideas?

I am guessing it is Memory related, but with it happening in 2 different machines I cant see it being faulty system RAM.

Is it some setting I can disable?

OS is XP Pro
 

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