Every PC users will face some memory errors in their system in one form or the other. If you are a Windows XP user who are facing symptoms of memory errors like failure to install additional programs , failure to boot your computer, slow system performance etc, you need to go through this article. It provides you the essential guidelines to fix the error with ease.
Windows XP Help Instructions
In order to fix a memory error in Windows XP operating system, you need to follow the instructions as given below:
- First you need to reboot your computer and check whether there is any problem while doing so. If you hear a beep sound while your system is booting up and if the system responds normally, then there is nothing to worry about.
- Rebooting process can fix some minor errors within your Windows XP computer. If you hear one long beep tone while rebooting your computer, it is certain that there may be a problem associated with the memory of Windows XP system.
- Now you need to turn off your computer. You need to unplug the power cable from the power source to ensure your safety and open the computer casing. You need to unplug all cables attached to the computer as well.
- You can open the computer casing using a screwdriver or by pressing a button.
- Once it is open, you need to find out the memory chips/modules in your computer. They are installed in “Memory banks” parallel to one another. The memory modules or chips are rectangular in shape. If you nor sure about it, please go through the labels on the motherboard. The label will be given as “DIMM” or “SIMM”.
- Now remove the memory chips or modules from their slots and check their physical condition. You must make sure that there are no broken or cracked pins that may be hindering the smooth functioning of the memory chips or modules. If you find any cracks or broken pins, you must purchase a new memory chip that suits the motherboard of your system.
- You need to wipe out all the dust particles in and around the memory modules. The presence of dust can cover the module pins and will prevent them from functioning properly. You can make use of a wet cotton to wipe the pins. You must make sure that the memory chip has dried completely before inserting back to the memory slot.
- After installing the memory modules properly back into their memory bank, you must close the computer casing.
If you are a bit confused while following the steps, you can certainly contact Windows XP help team.