Hard Fault is not a hardware problem. It refers to attempting to access
logical memory which is not currently in physical memory. That creates a
'fault' which the system uses to fetch that chunk of logical memory from the
hard drive into physical memory. Large numbers here mean that you need more
physical memory to reduce the swapping.
"Charles W Davis" <newsgroup@newsgroup> wrote in message
> I have had a weeklong problem with a Computer Club member's computer.
> Gateway, Windows Vista Home Premium.
> I have done an upgrade install and things seem to be moving along quite
> well. At the moment, it is downloading a bunch of updates. With the
> Resource Monitor open Memory shows 10 to 100 Hard Faults per second. For
> comparison, I am looking at my own Windows Vista computer, and don't see
> any "hard faults."
> What am I looking at?