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banjomaniac

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I have a new used laptop I'm setting up for my son, it is a Dell latitude C810. I put in new memory and 80 gig hard drive. When I put in a new XP disk I get the error cdboot: memory overflow error. I flashed the bios with a floppy from Dell's site but still same error. When it starts the screen says no hard drive and no optical drive detected but they are there. I have also removed the extra drives and had just the cd drive and hard drive, no good. I tried removing hard drive and putting it back just to make sure it was seated good. Any ideas what I should check, maybe a bad board?

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Try the old memory, to make sure that's not what's causing it?
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I have tried 3 different pieces of memory, I have tried just one piece that came from a working C800 that my daughter has, same result.

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Did ya try taking out all the memory and putting in the original.

I would also go through the bios(if ya can make it there) and then reset the computer to default settings.

Sorry, I can't offer more advise, I'm not extremely proficient in memory.
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I have a new used laptop I'm setting up for my son, it is a Dell latitude C810. I put in new memory and 80 gig hard drive. When I put in a new XP disk I get the error cdboot: memory overflow error. I flashed the bios with a floppy from Dell's site but still same error. When it starts the screen says no hard drive and no optical drive detected but they are there. I have also removed the extra drives and had just the cd drive and hard drive, no good. I tried removing hard drive and putting it back just to make sure it was seated good. Any ideas what I should check, maybe a bad board?

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I had this problem myself, what I did to resolve it was disable native sata in bios, even though ut is a sata gard drive you can usually find native sata where the boot options or order are.
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