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 Post subject: windows wont start after ram upgrade
PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2005 2:37 pm 
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Well, I just bought a stick of ram for my comp and whenever I put it in when I try to turn it on my comp gets to a certain point while starting up, then goes back to the beginning. First it goes to the boot menu that says F2 Boot menu, and F10 for somethin else, then it goes to the windows xp startup where it has a little bar with things going across in it, and then sometimes it ask me if I want to start up regularly or safe made or some other safe modes. When I click regularly it waits a couple seconds and then it goes back to boot menu and does it again. Am I doing something wrong, or is it a problem with the ram?


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2005 4:22 pm 
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Try removing the RAM again if the problem disappears. Also if you have another one, try putting it in another RAM slot.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2005 5:13 pm 
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i took the ram out and put it back in and it still doesnt work. and i dont have another slot, i only had 1 open


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2005 6:49 pm 
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Take all the RAM out and plug the new one in slot #1.
If that doesn't work, take an old stick and stick it in slot #1 and move the new one to slot #2.
If that doesn't work, take another old stick and put it in slot #2 (slots #1 and #2 are filled with old now) and put the new one in slot #3

ETC. ETC.

Do this until all slots have been tested, or not, if it doesn't work in the first couple its probably dead and should be RMA'd.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2005 7:09 pm 
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well theres only 2 slots in all, so ill try it with those 2 slots. brb


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Are both sticks made by the same company? Same speed? Same..model?


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2005 7:28 pm 
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they are same speed not same company and same model. and i just did that thing and it must be the slot because when i put the new ram in the first slot it works. is there a way to fix the slot?


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Most likely not. Unless its some problem in the bios.


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did you eliminate the static electro-stuff before touching the RAM?


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prolly one of the little pins fell off or got bent.

another option is take some canned air and blow out the slot they are notorious for collecting dust and not working correctly


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