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When I start-up my Compaq Presario S4200NX - I get the Compaq logo and a continuous beep and it doesn't go any further. I've read some posts and its pointing to the memory card being bad. Is this the case?

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It is possible that the memory sticks(RAM) are busted or cannot be read anymore. If you have multiple memory sticks, try isolating the damaged memory stick by using 1 memory stick at a time and try starting your computer up. Once you have found the busted one, try replacing it with a new one.

Hope this helps!

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