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MY MEMORY STICK SUCKS.....help


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sup geeks. i have an issue with my memory stick. well it started this way, my pc was running very slow one time and i did a hard shutdown.
after that anytime i tried booting up, i get a blue screen with the a msg telling me that ONE OF THE MEMORY MODULE IS CORRUPTED and that i shld REPLACE MEMORY MODULE. And exactly what the heck is that suppose to mean? Its a TWINMOS PC2100, 512MB DDR/CL2.5.
The uselessly funny thing abt this memory stick is that it gives me that msg only wen xp is booting up. but i tried it with windows98 and 2000 and they both worked perfectly fine. i get to go to the desktop and access everything as if there was no problem with the memory stick to begin with. i tried reinstalling xp with pack 2 and still had the same results.
i wouldnt mind buyin and new one but if there's other alternative that will get my old 512mb working id be indebted.
thanx
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lets make sure its not your memory going bad...get memtest here....if you have a floppy drive you can get the 6th one down
the lowdown for memtest is here
...set the bios to boot from the floppy dive A: first...then the cd drive then the Hard drive C:
or you can get the second one down and burn the ISO file to a cd and then boot it from the cd drive...let memtest run for at least 2 hours...if it starts showing any errors during that time then you will have to replace the RAM...no errors after 2 hours just press escape to end the tests and we will try some other tests

Edited by happyrck, 23 December 2007 - 09:51 AM.

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thanks chief, am going right on it... give u a feedback after am thru with it
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question, is it possible for me to download the fifth..ie "Download - Pre-Compiled EXE file for USB Key (Pure DOS)" and have it boot up from my usb?
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if your mobo supports booting from usb it will work...otherwise no...
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