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Computer won't boot after memory/WinXP upgrade


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frogribbit

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I'm not sure if I have enough information to get an answer to a problem my Dad has with his computer but I thought I'd try. They have a 4 year old Gateway computer and were running Windows ME. They recently installed Win XP over Win ME. The computer was working but VERY slow. After determining that they only had 128 mb of RAM they purchased two additional 128 MB of RAM and installed it also. After they first installed it the computer booted up and they used it all day. That night they shut down Windows. The next morning the computer would not boot. So they tried taking the two 128mb RAM out and re-seating them. Once again the computer booted up and they were able to use it all day but after shutting it down that night they could not get it to boot again. Would bad memory chips cause this problem? Or perhaps a conflict over installing XP over ME? Thanks!
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You might want to try it with the two new sticks and leave the old one out. There may be enough difference betwen them that you have an incompatability problem.

Edited by Tyger, 15 September 2005 - 08:36 PM.

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