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I picked up two pc133 256mb ram sticks for my computer ...ever since i installed them my computer pops up with the disk read error ctrl+alt+del to reboot crap and it's annoying...any ideas?

Edited by caterra, 21 May 2008 - 04:38 PM.

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I would run a memory scanner to make sure that the one (or both) of the two sticks of RAM are not faulty.

Have you also tried just starting windows without the 2 new sticks to see if windows loads correctly?
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I don't know how to run a memory scanner...if it's not in BIOS i'm screwed cuz only BIOS works. I took out the ram, put the old ram in and same deal...i'm worried i screwed up my harddrive but it doesn't make any clicking noises or anything...if i come across an xp disk i'm gonna try to repair windows and see if that does anything...what else do you think could be it?
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I have a memory checker that you could use, however before I post the files, can you check to make sure that you didn't disconnect any of the cables that run from the motherboard to the hard-drive.

I know it may sound silly, but you wouldn't be the first person who has forgotten to re-attach a cable (I include myself in that :) )
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ha noo everything is attached...i still have a warranty on the hard drive if an xp repair won't work...again i need a [bleep] disk! anyway if you could attach the files that would be awesome...i'm moving this weekend so i probably won't get them til sunday ish...when i can use my dads computer. have a good weekend
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