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Bagotronix Inc.
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----- Original Message -----
From: "Jon Elson" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
To: "Protel EDA Forum" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
Sent: Friday, October 03, 2003 2:34 PM
Subject: Re: [PEDA] Protel 99SE hangups during compact


>
>
> Dennis Saputelli wrote:
>
> >we also religiously close before just as you do and still SAW it
> >
> >it would happen during the file closing just like when closing protel
> >without first closing all the windows and files
> >
> >over a six or seven different computer boxes only one showed this
> >problem and not consistently at that
> >
> >so yes it is some obscure thing and yes with the exception i have
> >mentioned we 'never' see it either
> >
> >maybe this is why protel abandoned the DDB ?
> >
> >the bad box had an Intel MB
> >so did the good boxes of earlier generations
> >
> >
> I had a computer some time ago that appeared to run fine, but I
occasionally
> had CAD files go haywire.  I just attributed it to Windows troubles.  I
> later
> ran Linux on it for some experiments, and then tried to compile the Linux
> kernel.  It blew up every time, with a signal 11.  I found out that this
> is often
> caused by bad memory.  As I had an identical machine, I tried the kernel
> compile on the other one, it ran fine (for ~ 18 hours on a 486).  So,
> even though
> Windows and applications appeared to run fine, this machine was sick.  I
> then
> got a bootable memory tester program, and it indicated bad memory or
> cache, I don't remember the details anymore.  You might try one of the
> memory diagnostics on that machine that had the difficulty.
>
> Jon




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