I am in dire need of assistance, Geekstogo.
I have been trying to fix this on my own and research it but to no avail.
My computer ((posting on my laptop)) will not start up any more. Today, a shipment of RAM came in the mail - 1 GB.
I finished installing it and noticed no difference in lag in the MMO's I play, was mildly disappointed. So I was talking to a friend and thought that my GFX card driver might not be up to date. So i tried installing a new one and I got some strange message about .NET something-or-other, and I needed it before I installed the new driver. So I tried to download that, and I got some Error 1722 message. After that my computer just froze up and I tried to start up my computer after shutting it off and I got a blue screen saying The Video driver failed to initialize, or something; some kind of error with a bunch of zero's, like 0x000000b4 or something. I don't remember too well. Anyway, I shut my computer down and tried taking the ram back out.
Once I did, my computer would not even turn on. I would power it on and it would make a noise and turn off.
I left it alone for about an hour and came back, and now when it starts up, it just sits there and beeps for 6-7 seconds straight and stops, and then repeats the beeping.
A couple times, when I moved the 512mb stick already there and the 1 GB stick of ram that I ordered swapping them into different places or leaving one out, it would startup and go to the very first initial screen and check everything, etc
Anyway, it freezes up at that screen after the 2nd line with something about MEMORY, but it says its status is OK.
I don't know what to do, and I'd really like my computer working for spring break
Can anyone please help me??
My friend says I may have send an electrical shock through the computer and may have completely broken it. Is this true? ><
Edited by Oniketsoku, 23 March 2007 - 07:56 PM.