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Dell E1505 Inspiron boot problem


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several months ago I upgraded my RAM from 1GIG to 2GIGS. I purchased the RAM from crucial.com. All went well but I began having random boot problems. The lights would flash and then it would just stay black and not boot. I read on the net to try reseating memory which worked at first. This problem has become more fequent and each time this happens I just take out memory and put it back in and then it would be fine for a while. Crucial just sent me replacements and the new ones even gave me more problems. I soon would get blue screen of death and error messages from browsers and Mcafee..basicaly my applications started crashing so I put back in the old ones and now it is hard to get it to boot at all. Sometimes if I only put one in it will boot. I know Crucial.com has a good reputation so I am wondering if this is my Dell crapping out on me. Also, I know it can't be good to keep taking RAM out and putting back in, I have done this probably over 100 times now. Any thoughts or tips? I did upgrade my BIOS to the latest version but still no luck. Thanks a lot.

Darren

PS. My Warrenty did expire

Edited by Darren R, 26 March 2009 - 04:30 PM.

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Navigate to: C:\Windows\Minidump folder.
If you see any .dmp files, zip all of them, and attach zipped file to your next reply.
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Thanks. I navigated to the Minidump folder and it is empty. I allowed viewing of hidden & system files but still empty. Thanks a lot for trying to help.
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You may have motherboard problem, but to check this out, you must bring the computer to the shop.
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