problem with computer
i recently got this message pop up :
A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.
The problem seems to be cause by the following file : dump_wmimm.sys
If this is the first time you seen this stop error screen, restart your computer. If this screen appear again, follow these steps :
Check to make sure any new hardware or sofeware is properly installed. If this is a new installation, ask for your hardware or sofeware manufacturer for any windows update you might need.
If the problem continues, disable or remove any newly installed hardware or sofeware. Diasble BIOS memory option such as caching and shadowing. If you need to use safe mode to remove or disable components, restart your computer. Press f8to select advance start up option and then select safe mode.
stop : *** 0x000000CE (0xEEB15D2F 0x00000000, 0xEEB15D2F, 0x00000000)
Beginning dump of physical memory
Physical memory dump complete
contact your system administrator or techincal support group for further assistance.
the problem is that I didnt install any new hardware or sofeware lately and the wimimmc.sys cant be found on my computer when I tried to search for it.
-thank you for helping.
looks like the mods are busy, nobody help this guy yet,
okay, I'm not really familiar with the technical information you gave me, but does your computer go into the blue screen background with that information?
and if you never installed any software or hardware recently, usually the main problem never go too far from memory, HD or mother board.
probably it is your memory or hard disk (bad sector) gone bad.
you might want to test the memory by using memtest86:http://www.memtest86.com/
And if this is starting to happen quite frequently, I suggest you to back up your data into CD/DVD or external HD.
When you search for the file, have you checked that you can search for hidden files? When searching for the file, make sure you have the three top checkboxes checked under advanced options (something like that, i'm not running an english version of Win XP). if you find it, copy it somewhere, like your desktop as a backup, so that if something happen to your compy, you can restore it. You might also want to search for this in google, using keywords crashed and dump_wmimm.sys. hope this helps
It is possible to be a hardware error.
The post from flash says to check for hard disk or memory.
I will add to check the cooling of your computer (CPU or the box).
If you have not installed recently an spyware/maleware/...ware, search for hardware failures.
if u running xp for os then all i can say you caught a virus which corrupt some of your files which keeps file dumping...... (virutal memory) try.. virus scanning and pop up scanning example the program adware or spybot and for anti virus a good and free avg anti-virus. if that does not help then all i can Recommend is reformat !!
remember not all virus scanners can scan all virus example norton anti virus a $99 product though it sUCK shit its can't even do a better job than avg when avg is free.
I recommend you also get a backup tool. Even if you have good antivirus and protection, or maybe you screwed something up by deleting something you shouldn't have then you will be safe.
I use lots of diff kinds of backup tools...you can get some free at www.download.com under Utilities I think?