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I am not sure, but I think my memory just died... I can turn my computer on and it will go through the start up process it will even go to norton ghost but when the Windows Screen pops up (where it has the bar at the bottom where it is actually loading Windows) it freezes. I am no expert, but seems like that is when it should be loading on my ram. Can anyone confirm what I think or suggest anything? Please help.
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post #2 of 18
You may very well have fried your memory.

If so just rma it. It's got a lifetime warranty so you shouldn't worry.
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post #3 of 18
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is there any way to test it? to make sure that is what it is, with out putting new stuff in?
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post #4 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by jacobdrw View Post
is there any way to test it? to make sure that is what it is, with out putting new stuff in?
Can you get into windows at all?
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post #5 of 18
memtest86.com ISO
I also like to throw in a Knoppix Live CD to see if everything is working
    
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post #6 of 18
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that will run before windows pulls up?
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post #7 of 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by jacobdrw View Post
that will run before windows pulls up?
Well, if you've got a floppy or a CD-R to spare. Try memtest 86:

http://www.memtest86.com/

Direct Link: http://www.memtest86.com/memtest86-3.2.iso.zip

Do you know how to burn ISO files to a CD?
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post #8 of 18
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no i do not, and I have a floppy that would probably be easier on me.
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post #9 of 18
Well I'm pretty sure you can put the files in the .iso into a floppy and boot off of the floppy.
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post #10 of 18
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how do you put the file in the .iso?
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