Hoping someone can help!!!! recently brought a laptop through a friend, a refurbished pentium 3 thinkpad 21. it had 512 ram but it kept turining itself off (blue screen, dumping physical memory message) so we took it to a comp friends house... he said it was the ram, tried some of his, it didnt work, but ran a ram test (some silly program that takes like 3 hours) and it came back that97% of one of the sticks wasnt working... then, because we had tried formatting it, and putting on xp - (rather than 2000) and each time it came up with a hardware error, it was confirmed yes it was the ram... so, toddle off to computer shop and fork out cash from ram that costs cos its for an old comp and had to be sd ram - comp working HEAPS faster and no longer swithcing off, but go to format again and it comes up again with hardware error!!!???????? argh!!!!!!!! also the comp is riddled with viruses and now internet explorer just switches off every few clicks.... apprently the windows 2000 would have been "ghosted on" by ibm, which is why there is crap on there, and how they got in on there....
am desperately trying to find out if we can fix it so i dont have to drive it 2 hours back to the place i got it from and wait months for ibm to fix it.....!!!!!!!!!!!
does anyone have any ideas??????????? (comp friend has gone away and cant help - im stressing cos i need it for work!!)
please reply!!!!!!!! thanks!! luv me!!!
Edited by chocolate_monsta, 24 February 2006 - 06:17 PM.