April 15, 2006

I Hope I’m Helping

Filed under: Inside the Fortress — Katrina @ 4:43 pm

For the first couple of months or so, the single most common search phrase to hit here was “MySpace is stupid”. Hehehe. This month so far, it has fallen to third, behind second place search phrase “Samurai Sudoku”. Obviously, those both hit previous entries MySpace Is Stupid, But Give It a Break and Samurai Sudoku, respectively. Not sure how helpful I was to either of those, whatever “MySpace is stupid” is trying to find anyway. Although I suppose my message in that entry is one I rather like people seeing and thinking about. Isn’t that why anyone writes anything?

Now the number one search phrase by far is 2f00:0119. This hits the Goodies Reposted piece “Computer Tale“. It is an error code you get when running Dell Diagnostics, as detailed in that little story. My computer had gone down back in late August and was down for a month, and that was the error I got. Solution? Got a new RAM chip and everything was okey-dokey again. But, yeah, go read Computer Tale to learn more about that. Yeah, it’s profane. So what? You want to fix your computer or not?

What gets me though is that Computer Tale is like the number one search result for that error code. It’s higher up than even the Dell Support forums. I don’t have a problem with that. Dell Support forums don’t solve crap. Believe me. Computer Tale does tell you what the problem is. If you’ve got Error code 2F00:0119 and it says System Memory Failure, get a new RAM chip. Simple as that. :b:

Hope this helps! According to my Awstats, I may have helped about 40-some people with this problem.


  1. You just fucking helped me out, cause I was going to reinstall XP!! WHOO!!!

    Comment by Tony B — January 10, 2007 @ 11:30 pm

  2. too funny. i am on the phone will dell right now for this error code. and he said he cannot find any reference to this even using google, etc. and here i find it on the first link i clicked. and i work on computers all day and determined this, seeing as how it says the memory component is bad in dimm b. WOW! however, it should be covered by warrenty, so i have to sit here on the phone and run all their test.

    Comment by Stacey — April 30, 2007 @ 12:47 pm

  3. Hehehe. Glad to help! Good luck!

    Comment by Katrina — April 30, 2007 @ 7:16 pm

  4. DUDE you are a GOD, you know ive spent the last like 2 weeeks tryin to fix my laptop. I even paid someone to look at it and after 3 days i got that fucken blue screen. And here i was ready to fork out 2 grand for another laptop and i thought “hey lets do a diagnostics test see wat that tells me, Oh look error code, lets google it!” And you just saved me 2 Fuckin Grand! Evil Evil Ram!

    thanks Mate!

    p.s. thanks for the warrenty tip i didnt know that!

    Comment by Josh D — August 27, 2007 @ 7:11 am

  5. You’re very welcome! Happy to help out with frustrating computer problems. 🙂

    Comment by Katrina — August 27, 2007 @ 6:41 pm

  6. Thanks for sharing this info!

    Comment by Adrian — August 31, 2007 @ 6:03 pm

  7. You ROCK! Thanks, I was about to throw the machine out the window, not only do you give me the answer, but laughed my butt off at the story. Thanks again!

    Comment by Todd — February 10, 2008 @ 4:05 pm

    I can’t believe that @%!&&#@ worked! I’ve never posted any comment on any website anywhere ever. I’ve spent weeks trying to save every irreplaceable photo I could between Blue screens and was just about to take this machine out and Office Space it! I can’t thank you enough.

    Comment by Adam — July 13, 2008 @ 12:01 am

  9. Yet again, another saved soul from this technique! I’ve been trying to troubleshoot this problem for the past several hours in a desparate attempt to avoid calling Dell support and shelling out mega-$$$. THANK YOU!!!!

    Comment by Kevin — September 3, 2008 @ 8:01 pm

  10. Thanks for the post. I searched a few places for answers on this error code and got b.s. sites that wanted me to register to find the “secret solution”. After reading this, I popped out the memory that came with the PC and left in the upgraded memory I put in awhile back and I was good to go.

    Comment by Matt — February 3, 2011 @ 12:38 am

  11. […] the error message and all, I found a lot of search hits going to that page, and I later wondered how many people I was helping, people who were in the same position I […]

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