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Cant start windows after RAM upgrade

I replaced the 256Mb memory at the bottom with 1GB and I can not start windows (getting the options below). I now have 512Mb + 1GB. After trying many things, I reformatted and installed Win XP SP2 again and it worked. But the next time I turned it on, I had the same problem. I get the following options when I turn it on:
1) Safe mode (OR safe mode with Networking OR safe mode with command prompt)
2) Last known good configuration (your most recent settings that worked
3) Start windows normally
whatever I try, Windows try to start and they just hang...
In the setup I can see that there is 1408Mb memory which sounds right.

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  • tony_karinio Oct 20, 2008

    can you recomment a memory test? Is windows memory disgnostic test fine?http://oca.microsoft.com/en/windiag.asp

    By the way I have tried to use only one memory at a time and one memory slot at a time and I have always got the at the setup the corresponding memory size which makes me believe that there is no problem with any of the memories.

  • tony_karinio Oct 22, 2008

    I did this memory test www.memtest86.com and it was successful. I have also done a hard disk test, whch was also successful.

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Download or get a memory test utility that boots from some device (a floppy, flash drive or CD-ROM) that your PC can read. Run that test to confirm the installed memory is good/compatible. Loose memory modules and PC boards can be zapped just by touching the connector pins while you handle them. During removal or installation you have to frequently touch the machine's frame or wear an ESD strap before handling the module, to prevent this.

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Failure to boot


Hard Drive Issue.
Error Code Biohd3 issues can arise from a variety of computer errors usually originating from corrupt or missing registry files.

Other contributing factors could be ActiveX errors or malicious software such as malware and spyware.

These types of problems are the consequence of not properly maintaining your system.
If left unchecked these problems can result in critical system errors, freezes, and even a total system failure.


BIOHD-3 means the diagnostic program has encountered errors with the hard drive attached to port 3.

It appears that your hard drive is bad.
If you can get your PC to boot up then do so and get your data backup to external media if you already haven't done so.

You will need to use your HP recovery disks when you install the replacement hard drive.
If you don't have a set of the HP recovery disks then you will need to order a set from HP.
or
Restart your computer repeatedly tapping the f8 key to enter safe mode while the screen is black once in safe mode where the only things working will be your keyboard and mouse allowing you to attempt to repair your computer
Reboot the computerAs the computer is booting repeatadly press the F8 key as the computer is booting

If done properly the user should get to a screen similar to the below screen.

Select the option for Safe mode command prompt only
Windows Advanced Options Menu
Please select an option:
Safe Mode
Safe Mode with Networking
Safe Mode with Command Prompt
Enable Boot Logging
Enable VGA mode
Last Known Good Configuration (your most recent settings that worked)
Directory Services Restore Mode (Windows domain controllers only)
Debugging Mode
Start Windows Normally
Reboot
Return to OS Choices Menu

Use the up and down arrow keys to move the highlight to your choice
select the safe mode option
then run your antivirus if still cant get rid of the virus restart again

Use the up and down arrow keys to move the highlight to your choice.
select safe mode with networking download anti malware and microsoft security essentials

http://www.microsoft.com/en-us/download/virus-malware.aspx?q=virus

anti virus and malware

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/products/security-essentialsonce you have your computer running or you could do this in safe mode

Press windows button and in the search type msconfig go to startup tab and uncheck those you dont want to start.

Scroll to the bottom toolbar bottom of screen right click you can select task manager applications also processes you will see whats running on your computer and ticking over you might still have a virus

If you see something running that you does not need to be running select end now then you might you might uninstall that particular program

and some unnecessary programs

you should also check leads from motherboard to hard drive for secure dust free connections

Click start control panel administrative tools computer management disk management right Click on your drive select properties click tools you should see click check now

click start tick in both boxes this will schedule to on restart
do not have any input while chkdsk utility is in progress any might damage your computer

also you might download and use this registry cleaner it is totally free to use
http://download.cnet.com/ccleaner/

then defragment your hard drive

adding more ram is the best way of speeding up a computer
If you're not sure if a module is right for your system use the

Crucial Memory Advisor tool for a list of guaranteed compatible modules

You should always ask for a guarantee on compatability before purchasing any ram and buy working pairs if possible.

you might have to many programs running at the same timeputting to much strain on the CPU
Try uninstalling a few unnecessary programs.

this should speed up your computer

or you might use the system restore to restore your system to an earlier time click start all programs accessories system tools you should see your system restore option if it is a hardware issue the system restore might not work Manual restore points that you specify with the System

Configuration utility Installation restore points that occur before you install a program or a service
you can use the system checkpoints or the installation restore points to restore your computer's settings to a date when it operated correctly.This may also help determine the cause of the configuration error.

To perform a system restore, follow these steps:
1.Click Start, click Run, type msconfig, and then click OK.

2.On the General tab, click Launch System Restore.

3.Select Restore my computer to an earlier time, and then click Next.

4.Calendar dates in bold are possible restore points. Click the most recent one to view system restore information.

5.Select a system checkpoint or an installation restore point, and then click Next.

6.Close all other programs.

7.To start the system restore, click Next.

8.Your computer restarts.
Repeat steps 1 through 8 until you fix your configuration issue.

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The 'PC2700 DDR' identifies the "speed" of the RAM.
It does not describe the model of your HP computer.
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I attempted to upgrade the RAM on my HP Pavilion zv5000. (the one under the keyboard) when I tried to turn it on, there is just a blank screen. Any idea what the problem is? The laptop was installed...


According to the link below you can do the upgrade. If is not working, make sure you have the memory seated correctly, then mix and match the memory and switch slots to find the problem memory. It may be incompatible with either the motherboard or the other memory sticks, or just a bad stick.

http://www.insidemylaptop.com/upgrading-memory-hp-pavilion-zv5000-series-laptops/all-comments/

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Toshiba Satellite Pro A40 Can't find RAM memory


The memory is located under the keyboard
Remove batt and cables
open screen
pop out the rectangular panel surrounding the on off buttons
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Manual can be got here
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Question about upgrading...


Hi,

Honestly In the long run you will be better off buying a cheap new laptop.

Dual core or similiar.

But lets see.
You can upgrade the cpu, memory and the hard drive.

The laptop supports Maximum of 72 MB of Ram by installing a matched pair of 32-mb memory modules in the memory upgrade sockets on the main board. Theres 8 MB build into the motherboard so you will have total of 72MB with 8MB on the board and 64 in the slots. Thats the maximum memory you can have. You could try a biger module at your own risk. (may not work)

the NeoMagic 2093 video controller is integrated and can't be changed.

What is the model of your LM? for example Lm M166ST
You should be able to upgrade to 166MHZ or more.

I don't know how big of a drive the computer supports, but Id guess atleast double? possibly more, I don't know whats the bigest size supported.


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Which should I upgrade?


Upgrade the RAM much easier to do than the CPU.

CPU requires you to find a processor that will work for your laptop motherboard then you gotta open it up and remove the CPU.... TOO MUCH WORK! unless you're very comfortable in doing this.

I would recommend go to 512MB to 1G of instead 256MB.

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Computer ram


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Hewlett Packard Pavilion 503w Memory Maximum Memory 2GB Memory Slots to 2 Slots. non-removable base memory 0MB Your HP Memory Pavilion 503w only supports modules made with a specific type of chip build. If you come across a website and find what seems to be the exact same memory for a lower price, it is likely that the cheaper memory will not work in your system.

use :1GB DDR2

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Okay, I have a stupid question, the more powerful the chip the hotter it runs. It could be the second slot will not work with a 1 gig because of heat issues and ventilation?

I have the same problem, with 2 one gig chips. I am going to try to replace the easy access slot with a 1/2 gig chip. I'll let you know.

Cheers,
Paul

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Memory upgrade


Herb,

when your system logs on, press F2 to go to set up.

under drives, you'll need to re enable each of your DVD's

happens when memory is changed, since that's where bios resides anywhoo.

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