Re: Added 512 MB RDRAM, won't boot



John Collopy
07-10-2005, 01:53 AM
May I add, I thought that really you should add memory in identical capacity
on some forms of chips. i.e. 128mb + 128mb or 512mb + 512mb to save any
heartache ?

John


"Hopeful" <Hopeful@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:18B942F2-96FC-48C6-AA07-AB90A96D1044@microsoft.com...
> Running HP Pavillion P41.3 GHz. I upgraded from Windows ME to
> Windows XP home last week. Everything was great, but a little slow. I
> decided
> that I should add some RAM before it was discontinued. I purchased 2
> sticks
> of
> RDRAM (SyncMAX PN SM256R368A-653 PC600 256MB/8 Non-ECC). I installed in
> pair
> per instructions on website. Machine starts Boot, then failed once after
> HP
> screen and did a scandisk. Machine now gets to a screen to "run windows
> in
> safe
> mode, safe mode with command prompt, last good setup, etc." No matter
> which
> one I pick, it always returns to that screen. If I pick safe mode with
> command
> prompt, I get a string of the following messages
> [multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\winidows\various items]where various
> items = "\fonts\vgaoem.fom", "\apppatch\drvmain.sdb",
> "\system32\drivers\etc.", etc.,
> etc.
> I can see the (new - 512MB)(and the old - 128MB) in the BIOS setup.
> I removed the new memory and returned the unit to its original memory
> setup.
> I
> still have the same problem. I thought I was going to fix-it-up for a
> couple more years....now I wish I followed the old "If it ain't broke
> don't
> fix it"!
> Any advice is most appreciated.


Re: Added 512 MB RDRAM, won't boot