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Meaning of Machine Check messages?

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The Question is:

Hello Wizard,
I have a VAX 3100-90 that gives me a "(SCB + 054) Soft Error" and an
 "Unexpected exception - (SCB + 004) Machine Check" message each time I boot up
 the machine. It always halts at the >>> prompt. If I type "B" for boot, the
 machine will give me a bootstra
p failure. If I type in the word "continue" the machine will load the software
 and the system will boot.
Also, if I show error at the >>> prompt, I get the following message:
001    CPU_BD
17741 0011 0000004D 00010000 80030000
I would greatly appreciate any info you can give me.

The Answer is :

  Please contact your hardware support organization for assistance,
  as this appears to be a hardware problem with the MicroVAX system.

answer written or last revised on ( 28-JUN-2000 )

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