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Hello, I swapped out memory in an old HP Pavillion a700n, going from 512 MB to 2GB. The memory only works when I boot in safe mode. If I boot regularly, Windows XP will load to a desktop display, but will not load desktop icons. You can use Task Mgr to activate programs, like IE, but they will not work, although Windows Explorer allows you to navigate and you can see folders, etc. If I swap the memory back to the original 512, I get my desktop and everything works, albeit slowly. I get the same results described above if I use one memory stick instead of both sticks. When booting to safe mode, I believe programs work (it was last week when I tried, though, so I can't rembr for sure). Any thoughts?

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You may want to update your bios they might not support that much memory update them and windows

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