Error message when you resume a Windows Vista-based computer from hibernation after the “Internal wireless device” setting in the BIOS is changed to Enabled: “Hardware Malfunction”

Consider the following scenario:

You are running a Windows Vista-based computer.
You enter the Basic Input/Output System (BIOS), and then you change the Internal wireless device setting to Hidden.
You restart the computer.
The computer enters hibernation.
You resume the computer from hibernation, and then you enter the BIOS again.
You change the Internal wireless device setting to Enabled.

When you try to restart the computer in this scenario, you receive the following error message:

*** Hardware Malfunction
Call your hardware vendor for support
NMI: Parity check / Memory Parity Error
*** The system has halted


To resolve this problem, contact the computer’s manufacturer.
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