Windows Vista Memory Management Blue Screen of Death

The Windows Vista Memory Management BSOD (Blue Screen Of Death) is usually caused by a faulty RAM (Random Access Memory) module or a RAM module that has an incorrect or different speed then the other module which might be in the computer.


  • Download memtestx86 and burn to a CD
  • Boot from the CD and allow the scan to go – any red lines indicate bad RAM. I suggest allowing the scan to go for 2 passes.

One of the files containing the systems registry data had to be recovered

This can someone be the result of bad RAM or Video RAM. Try to change the video memory in the BIOs from the lower number (usually 32MB/64MB) to the higher number (64/128MB) if this does not work try the following below to repair the “NTUser.DAT” file that has become corrupted/damaged on the User Account.

First we have to reveal Hidden files & folders:

  1. Click Start
  2. Click Documents/My Documents
  3. Click Tools
  4. Click Folder Options
  5. Click View
  6. Click Show Hidden Files, Folders, and drives.
  7. Click Ok

Now we have to create a new administrator user account:

  1. Click Start
  2. Click Control Panel
  3. Click User Accounts
  4. Select New Account
  5. Set privileges to Administrator
  6. Now log out of the damaged account and login to your newly created User Account.
  7. Click Start
  8. Click My Computer/Computer
  9. Click on C:
  10. Navigate to Documents & Settings
  11. You should have a list of User Accounts on your computer shown; go into the “damaged” User profile folder.
  12. Right click ntuser.dat and select rename to: ntuser.bak (bak=backup)
  13. Open up a new explorer Window by clicking Start and choose My Computer/Computer
  14. Navigate to c:WINDOWSREPAIR
  15. Right click ntuser.dat and select Copy
  16. Go back to the damaged profile folder right click a blank space and select Paste
  17. Now log out
  18. Now we need to log back into the damaged User Profile again.
  19. Windows will now use the NTUser.dat file we copied across earlier to regenerate a new set of undamaged files, do not worry if your theme has changed or things don’t look quite right.
  20. Once the User Account has finished loading we need to log-out and switch back to the newly created account again.
  21. Click Start
  22. Click My Computer/Computer
  23. Click on C:
  24. Navigate to Documents & Settings
  25. Click on the damaged User Profile account
  26. Now right click the NTuser.dat file to:ntuser.old
  27. Right click the ntuser.bak file we renamed earlier and select rename and rename it back to NTUser.DAT.
  28. Log out of the User account and log back into the damaged User Profile, it should now be fixed.

HP Pavilion Slimline Ram/HDD Replacement

  1. Remove the casing by removing 3 screws, then slide off the side panel.
  2. Go to the HP Expand Bay and pull the tab up and slide the bay left at the same time.
  3. Now remove the CD-Rom by unscrewing the Black Screw on the lower part of the drive.
  4. Push the tab out and push the back of the CD-Rom out to create room to move above the RAM slots.
  5. To take the HDD out, go to the left hand corner and unscrew the screw, then take off the HD Lock.
  6. Unplug HD and push out.

Laptop Stuck on Zz Light

This usually occurs when the laptop has problems coming out of standby mode.

  1. Hold down Power Button for 10 seconds, then release.
  2. Remove the RAM module(s) (Replace RAM modules into another slot)