Been working on pc for friend, its a 233mhz processor, 4 gig HD(really old but he cant afford a new one) its got 64mb RAM and win 98 on it. Problem is it was constantly getting blue screen of deaths, fatal exceptions etc. I thought i would try doing clean install, but getting constant SUWIN errors, ive been reading up on these and know its mainly caused by RAM, can anyone point me to a RAM testing program, i used to have one on floppy that ran from DOS but i cant find. Also if anyone has some other input on this it would be appreciated. Cheers
Have you been able to check voltages on the power supply? This is a really basic test you should perform anytime the system seems to have possible issues related to memory or mainboard performance.
If the PSU up to snuff,I would swap memory if you can. Most of the time, good memory diagnostics will be pretty reliable, but that isn't always the case. Mikersoft Winders does some strange things with your RAM.
If your power supply and drive tested OK, and swapping the memory hasn't helped, I would say that bad main board, followed by bad CPU are the likely culprits.
Oh, while you're at it check the physical condition of the CD you are using for the install. Nicks, scratches?
And, speaking of another thing I forgot to suggest, remove all expansion cards from the system ('cept video of course) and diable any other on board stuff.
Last edited by slgrieb; January 5th, 2004 at 09:50 AM.