Windows XP start up problem

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While I was trying to start up Windows , the computer stopped responding (hang), and received the following error message: "Hardware Malfunction.

Call your hardware vendor for support."

Is this a fatal error?

What may be the possible causes of this error?

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Answered By 0 points N/A #79871

Windows XP start up problem

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First Thing its Not An Error. Its An Exception That is Generated Cause of Your Hardware Problem.

Solution is That.

You Should Reinstall Your Operating System and Check Weather The Same Error Coming Or Not.

If It Coming Again and Again Then Go For The Hardware Technicians.

Answered By 563040 points N/A #79872

Windows XP start up problem

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If you encounter a “hardware malfunction” error while you are booting up your computer, it is possible that your computer has a loose component inside. Unplug your computer and then open your CPU case. Check all attached devices. Check the RAM if it is properly connected to its slot. Check the hard drive’s cables, its power cable and ribbon cable, if they are tightly attached to their specific slots. Check the CD/DVD drive’s cable, if its ribbon cable and power cable are securely connected. Check all expansion cards attached to different PCI slots if they are properly connected. For best results, remove all cards connected to the PCI slots and then connect it back afterwards.

After checking all the devices inside the CPU, start again your computer. If you still receive a “hardware malfunction” error, you may need to format your hard drive and install Windows again.

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