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Compaq presarieo sr1536nx stops in mid boot


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Compaq presarieo sr1536nx running windows xp home sp2. was running fine one minue. it froze up as it has occasionally done since putting in 2 one gig memories abou 6 mons ago. ried to reboot i and i ges as far into reboot as a tri-shade blue screen wih windows xp home rademark icon and will boot no furher.

tried i in safe mode. ges to same place in boot and sops.

tried o ell i o boot with "last good configuration" ges o same spo and stops.

i have puppy linux on a cd which it will use to boot up. bu i do not know much about how to use linux including he puppy. the fact hat it will boot on puppy linux tells me that something in windows go coruped.

i do have my original windows xp home cd. also the machine seemed willing to run the xp recovery parician, but i stoped short of letting it do so as i am unsure what that would desruct of my files.
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try pressing f8 then go to disable automatic restart on system failure.

Edited by Mr. cake, 26 June 2009 - 08:25 PM.

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no difference. still gets to tri-colored screen. top strip dark blue, middle section light blue with windows xp logo only. bottom section dark blue bu not as dark as top.
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it froze up as it has occasionally done since putting in 2 one gig memories abou 6 mons ago

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I would start here with trouble shooting.
1. Remove the 2- 1 gig sticks and go back to what you initially had. or
2. Remove 1 of the ram sticks and try again, and
3. Then swap to the other stick and test.

Also you can use Memtest86 (in my signature). Burn the iso file to a CD (use Burncdcc fro sig). Boot to the CD and allow the test to run at least a minimum 2 hours. The longer it runs the better.
Report the results.

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i am pretty well disabled in my hands so i'll have to wait to get some help opening the box.

this old computer has no cd drive working to burn a cd. i tried to put memtest86 iso on a 8 gig flash, but when i tried to boot off the flash it gave me a disk error. the flash is in fat32 i think. i formated it on windows xp.
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You can only boot off a flash drive if the computer has the option in the bios to boot from flash.
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it did boot off puppy linux on the flash until i took it off. but it would not boot the memtest86 iso. maybe i can visit my sister in the next town and burn it to a cd there. i'll be back with you when i can do that.

in the meantime, i have taken out the memory sticks one at a time. that did nothing different.
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Make sure use burn the iso file to the CD. Use Burncdcc which is strictly for iso files. Do not just copy the file.
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it ran and said "pass complete press esc to exit no errors"

i run it again and got same results
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memtest86 said i found no errors. do you want me to do anyhing else?

i am going to have to be out of town july 2-13 checking on my father-in-law with cancer treatment.
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okay i am home from being gone helping my father-in-law with cancer.

again. memtest86 found "no errors"

what next?

thanks for your patience.

Edited by kenbarber, 17 July 2009 - 04:53 PM.

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