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Old September 29th 08, 09:55 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.hardware_devices
bandahanson
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I have never had a problem like this before. I purchased an hp laptop for my wife with vista installed. After several months she told me how slow it was so I decided to upgrade to two gig. I purchased crucial memory and installed. Since then it has been nothing short of a nightmare. The machine will suddenly stop booting, then it will magically boot again then it will stop. It is not the hard drive because when this happens if I pop my XP boot disk it still will not boot. I discussed this with crucial and they sent me a new upgrade kit. It worked for a couple of days and now I am right back where I started. Is there something that needs to be done to vista or am I totally in the wrong forum. Forgive me if that is the case.


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Old September 29th 08, 10:41 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.hardware_devices
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bandahanson;848664 Wrote:
I have never had a problem like this before. I purchased an hp laptop
for my wife with vista installed. After several months she told me how
slow it was so I decided to upgrade to two gig. I purchased crucial
memory and installed. Since then it has been nothing short of a
nightmare. The machine will suddenly stop booting, then it will
magically boot again then it will stop. It is not the hard drive because
when this happens if I pop my XP boot disk it still will not boot. I
discussed this with crucial and they sent me a new upgrade kit. It
worked for a couple of days and now I am right back where I started. Is
there something that needs to be done to vista or am I totally in the
wrong forum. Forgive me if that is the case.

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Hi bandahanson,

This only started since you changed the RAM ? Also, cannot boot from
your xp cd - doesn't seem to be a Vista issue.

There are some members who know a lot about hardware issues - hopefully
will see this and help you out.

SIW2


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Old September 29th 08, 11:06 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.hardware_devices
Curious[_4_]
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Default vista memory upgrade

Are you sure that you purchased memory of the right specifications for you
laptop? DD type, Speed etc?
Have you tried running with only one of the dims at a time to see if they
both work separately?
"bandahanson" wrote in message ...
I have never had a problem like this before. I purchased an hp laptop for
my wife with vista installed. After several months she told me how slow it
was so I decided to upgrade to two gig. I purchased crucial memory and
installed. Since then it has been nothing short of a nightmare. The machine
will suddenly stop booting, then it will magically boot again then it will
stop. It is not the hard drive because when this happens if I pop my XP
boot disk it still will not boot. I discussed this with crucial and they
sent me a new upgrade kit. It worked for a couple of days and now I am
right back where I started. Is there something that needs to be done to
vista or am I totally in the wrong forum. Forgive me if that is the case.


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Old September 30th 08, 07:19 AM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.hardware_devices
barman58
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Hello Bandahanson,

As suggested try the following. trying the laptop after each step,
assuming the upgrade kit is Two sticks of memory

Remove the new memory and re-fit the original,

Remove original and fit one of the new sticks

Remove this stick and fit the other,

If the system will boot with the original but not with either of the
new sticks then that would suggest that the new memory is not compatible
with your system

If it will only boot with the original memory or One of the new sticks
then that would suggest that the other of the new sticks is faulty
although the memory is compatible.

If the system will boot with any one of the sticks (old, or either new)
then this would suggest to me that there is something wrong with the
"Dual Channel" setting in the Bios (this is normally an automatic
setting, but the bios on HP systems is often custom)

If you get the system to boot at any time with the new memory if you
press F8 (bit hit and miss so switch on and tap until it's actioned) it
will take you into the boot menu which includes a Memtest option.

this procedure may take a littke time to perform but should give a
definative answer,

Hope this helps


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Old September 30th 08, 07:49 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.hardware_devices
PvdG42
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"bandahanson" wrote in message ...
I have never had a problem like this before. I purchased an hp laptop for
my wife with vista installed. After several months she told me how slow it
was so I decided to upgrade to two gig. I purchased crucial memory and
installed. Since then it has been nothing short of a nightmare. The machine
will suddenly stop booting, then it will magically boot again then it will
stop. It is not the hard drive because when this happens if I pop my XP
boot disk it still will not boot. I discussed this with crucial and they
sent me a new upgrade kit. It worked for a couple of days and now I am
right back where I started. Is there something that needs to be done to
vista or am I totally in the wrong forum. Forgive me if that is the case.


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One thing you can do to check the memory itself is to download and run good
memory testing software such as MemTest86 to see if the memory itself is
reliable.

http://www.memtest86.com/

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Old September 30th 08, 08:57 PM posted to microsoft.public.windows.vista.hardware_devices
tanuj_chadha[_8_]
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If you want then you can also run windows memory diagnostic tool. By
booting through the windows vista dvd.


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