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Everytime I switch the machine on get the message
BAD_SYSTEM_CONFIG_INFO. Tried F8 but all options lead to
same message. Help.

Tried doing a search on here but the search utility is not
working for me.

 Sun, 24 Jul 2005 17:06:12 GMT   

Hi Gari,
"STOP 0x00000074 BAD_SYSTEM_CONFIG_INFO" Error Message When You Start Your
The information in this article applies to:
  a.. Microsoft Windows XP Professional
  b.. Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
This article was previously published under Q326679
When you start your Windows XP-based computer, you may receive a STOP error
message on a blue screen that is similar to the following error message:

STOP 0x00000074 (0x00000003, 0x00000002, 0x80087000) BAD_SYSTEM_CONFIG_INFO
When you try to start your computer from the Windows XP CD-ROM, you may
receive the following error message:

The following file is corrupted: toside.sys
This issue may occur if one or more of the random access memory (RAM)
modules that are installed in your computer is damaged or if the RAM
configuration is incompatible.
To troubleshoot and resolve this issue, remove the memory modules that are
installed in your computer, but leave enough RAM to start your computer and
run Windows, and then restart your computer.

For additional information about the amount of RAM you must have to run
Windows XP, click the following article number to view the article in the
Microsoft Knowledge Base:
314865 System Requirements for Windows XP Operating Systems

If the issue is not resolved, remove a different memory module. This
procedure may require you to restart your computer several times to identify
the specific memory module that is not working correctly.

For information about how to add and remove RAM to the computer, contact the
manufacturer of the computer, or view the documentation that is included
with your computer.
For additional information about how to troubleshoot a similar "STOP
0x00000074" error message, click the article number below to view the
article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
283433 Cannot Start Windows XP After You Install Windows 2000

For information about how to contact your hardware manufacturer, click the
appropriate article number in the following list to view the article in the
Microsoft Knowledge Base:
65416 Hardware and Software Third-Party Vendor Contact List, A-K

60781 Hardware and Software Third-Party Vendor Contact List, L-P

60782 Hardware and Software Third-Party Vendor Contact List, Q-Z

Microsoft provides third-party contact information to help you find
technical support. This contact information may change without notice.
Microsoft does not guarantee the accuracy of this third-party contact

Hope this Helps


 Sun, 24 Jul 2005 17:13:28 GMT   
Cheers Joe, was hoping it was software related but looks
like I may have to shell out for new memory :(

receive a STOP error
several times to identify
computer, contact the
manufacturer, click the

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 Sun, 24 Jul 2005 17:47:22 GMT   
Bitstring <00f701c2ccfb$94809eb0$8ef82ecf@TK2MSFTNGXA04>, from the
wonderful person Gari Fenton <> said

You could try download/run a memory test program (I like memtest86 -
free) from a  floppy disk. This will pinpoint memory errors. If you have
 >1 memory stick, you could also try removing one - your system will
maybe hobble, but at least it will work (which is one good reason to buy
2*256 and not 1*512).

GSV   Three Minds in a Can
Outgoing Msgs are Turing Tested,and indistinguishable from human typing.

 Sun, 24 Jul 2005 19:36:52 GMT   
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