Here's another memtest that is free and digs up errors very fast. (Faster
than memtest86) I use both of them...

http://oca.microsoft.com/en/windiag.asp

 

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Bagotronix Tech Support [mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] 
> Sent: Monday, February 16, 2004 12:07 PM
> To: Protel EDA Forum
> Subject: Re: [PEDA] File Format Not Recognized
> 
> > could be flaky hardware.  Get a comprehensive memory test program.
> 
> Such as memtest86:  http://www.memtest86.com/
> 
> It's free and it's great.  And it's essential to use on 
> modern PC hardware, which gets closer to the edge and more 
> fragile every day.
> 
> Best regards,
> Ivan Baggett
> Bagotronix Inc.
> website:  www.bagotronix.com
> 
> 
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Jon Elson" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> To: "Protel EDA Forum" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> Sent: Monday, February 16, 2004 2:35 PM
> Subject: Re: [PEDA] File Format Not Recognized
> 
> 
> >
> >
> > edsi wrote:
> >
> > >I would be  interested in how many of you this week who 
> lost Protel 
> > >file
> , or it quit working  have AUTOMATIC UPDATES on with windows. 
>   I had the
> same problem this week also.  The only software installed on 
> my machine this weeek was Gates trash.
> > >
> > >
> > >
> > Never.  I have never lost a significant amount of work with Protel 
> > 99SE/SP6.  Sometimes I have lost a couple of minutes of 
> changes, tops.  
> > I have never had a whole DDB file go bad on me, and only 
> had a couple 
> > of hangups in several years of use.  But, I only use Protel 99SE, 
> > Xilinx ise, and a mechanical CAD package on the Windows system.
> >  Everything else I do
> > is on Linux.  I actually run the Windows 2000 Pro system under a 
> > virtual machine emulator under Linux, called VMware.  Linux usually 
> > stays up between power failures (70+ days) and Win2K 
> usually stays up 
> > for weeks at a time.  If you have problems, it could be flaky 
> > hardware.  Get a comprehensive memory test program.
> >
> > Jon
> >
> >
> >
> 
> 
> 
> 



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