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I have a compaq sr1630nx and I was experiencing problems programs would not execute and my virus would shut off upon execution. I replaced the HD and took out the memory and battery. I replaced the memory with the orig 512mb installed xp sp3 and all is fine. HOWEVER, when reinstalling anything beyond the original 512mbthe system states that Norton has been disabled. When I remove the additional memory all is well. Additionally, this behavior is exhibited with 2 or 4 DIMMS with three different sets of DIMMS..256mb, 512mb and 1024mb? All memory is PC3200 ...CONFUSED in Chicago.

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    joecoolvette Aug 21, 2010

    Don't be hatin', but IMHO saying goodbye to Norton is a good thing. They never have gotten it right. Would use the FREE version of Malwarebytes Anti-Malware, (Cnet), and the FREE CCleaner. (A registry cleaner) Problems have occurred with Microsoft's Service Pack 3, and Norton. IMHO the problem is probably Norton, although SP/3 has messed up a lot of good installs of other programs. I run the free version (From, of Malwarebytes, and use CCleaner. I'll put them up against ANY version of Norton, any day. Notice I posted this as a Clarification, and Not a Solution.



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Get malwarebytes from malwarebytes, never cnet, they infect it.
here is the only safe source, the maker,
gee.... why must i say that.... sad no>?

get rid of norton (its horrid buy Eset)
and XP is dead now for 3 years, why run that? its a virus magnet?
run linux, on old slow dogs like this.
memory is complex.
sw when did you get those Dimms, 10 years ago or yesterday
when did it go from 1 to 4. and now, and what brand and number.

let me guess, its the wrong memory. I bet.
finding good memory in 2017 for such an old pc is not easy
in fact its hard to buy, and if you find it, its sold by scalpers.
used, memory.
the memory must match the needs of that OLD CPU
and or its mmc controller, that be a hard cold fact.
and no PC now uses that old memory, why not buy a PC that is 10 years and newer and ovoid fixing and dumping cash on any XP puter made>? be super wise that.....
the pC is 2005 years. 12 years old.
it runs a Athlon 64 3500+ 2.2 GHz
came with 2x 256mb sticks. new, and are special.
4 gigs max, 4x1
PC3200 MB/sec
the PC is a Presario (key name to find mem)
but wait there is a DT and LT Presario, must I guess that too?>
ill answer desktop DT.
the top maker is KINGSTON, and they stopped making DDR2.

does that new memory show up in BIOS?
does it pass the BIOS memory checks?
i bet not.
but get rid of norton. youne

all you said was norton dies, with excess memory
nor what else works with full memory, what works and not works
is key to all diagnosis.
you do know norton sux, and will charge you 50bucks to reactivate it right?
not only that but norton is very heard to remove back when./
I use pro grade, RevoInstaller, to kill things like this.
next time post what works with full memory.

if your memory worked for years, say so.... we cant guess
what happened when nor what upgrades done when

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  • Anonymous Apr 22, 2017

    you replaced the HDD,
    that be empty'
    then installed XP, from what disks/
    we cant guess that either,
    only the drivers from HP work on this LT.
    so only HP disk work.
    KICK Norton off this PC, (is it desk or lap top Presario)
    Norton is Infamous, and well deserved,.
    SP3 must be loaded, and all updates. (oops be gone at MS)
    XP will be a virus magnet, no stopping it.
    it gets infected at the drop of a hat.!@
    XP is dead.
    XP does nto operate USB devices, of huge magnitude. (vast) NOW.
    XP is not supported now b most hardware device makers, due to above.
    the best question (answered) on here
    why run XP, why not Linux. on OLD DOGS.

  • Anonymous Apr 22, 2017

    took out LT large battery (not coin)?
    so is a Presario SR1630 LAPTOP but you posted to ok,, a challenge to all.
    so here is the deal.
    I bet, you have a LT.
    and had HP disks, and installed fresh HP XP
    right? (details matter no?)
    then found norton borked,
    sure it will its 12 years, old how can it ever work now.. unless you buy it new.!
    get rid if norton is the cure. (tiny of all XP ills)
    next is Service pack 3, guess what?,.no sp3 12 long years ago.
    SP3 was 2008, 3 years latter.
    it is mandatory SP3. and all updates.

    so get SP3, good luck XP is 3 years dead.
    then get all updates, same answer. how?

    No more confused person exists than someone, using XP, in 2017... and worse every day forward. for a fact.
    compelled to Do gobsmacks sure.
    put on ESET.
    google it , its #1 from Germany.
    but why do that. why spend all that cash
    buy a used LT far newer? "Goodwill has em"

    with Windows 7 on it.
    be 10x better to do that than sink cash and labor in to any XP pig.

  • Anonymous Apr 25, 2017

    BTW, I have 2 old HP LT (circa 2001)
    both run perfectly
    and on XP
    but nether have internet,allowed.
    they run special software that I own, that only runs on XP, (expensive software$$$)
    so I do know how to make XP work, but not in the internet, that be , crazy risky.
    I even have XP slip streamed disks that load
    XP and every update ever made.
    including the full set of HP, drivers, SP12345.exe
    XP is dead, in the USA, its now showing at
    1% in USA< and falling fast.
    as HDD die, owners dont spend $100 on $5 LT do they. so its parked in the attic, or landfill.

    I see in countries running pirated XP
    africa and china , 11% usage. still
    for them no sympathy here.stolen they are.
    tell more get more.

    remove norton,
    do a clean install using HP disks.
    then put on Eset and malware-bytes-free.
    using only the original memory sticks.
    then add memory correct memory.,
    keep in mind finding old style memory is hard.
    keep in mind many of of those old processors
    just hate the new high density chips
    (fails hard)

    adding memory on old systems is never easy
    ask how. (we can show you the exact rules, if tell me your exact processor, running)
    one chip that hate new memory is intel i5 (old)
    the MMC inside it is horrible.



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