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Re: Unstable after RAM increased to 1.21 GB from .5 GB
If you have another PC, use ImgBurn or another program to burn a bootable CD (ISO) or bootable floppy (if your laptop has a floppy drive) of MemTest86+
If you don't have another PC to burn the image with, remove the newly-added RAM to get your laptop back to a stable state and create the CD or floppy disk.
(Reinstall your added RAM if you removed it earlier)
Boot your laptop with the MemTest86+ CD. Make sure the "Passes" goes to at least 2. If any errors are found they will be listed. If errors *are* found, then either your new RAM is not 100% compatible with your system, it is defective, or it is not compatible with the RAM already on your system (if your laptop has more than one slot for RAM).
Change the RAM configuration (replace the RAM, remove old RAM if your laptop has more than one RAM upgrade slot) and repeate the MemTest86+ test until you get through at least 2 passes without any errors.
Despite what people (even manufacturers) say, not all memory is created equally, and faster memory modules don't always work in place of slower ones. Likewise, you can have two memory modules that work perfectly fine in a system when they are alone, but don't work together in the same system.
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Please let me know if your computer meets the following specs: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition CPU Intel Pentium M 755 Memory RAM 512.0 MB Max RAM Supported 2.0 GB Storage Hard Drive 40.0 GB HDD Optical Drive CD-ROM
Questions: Do you have external hard drives? Have you added RAM? -What browser are you using? Version? Add ons? Does your Windows XP have all of the Service Packs? http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/service-packs-download
Do you have any anti-virus software on your PC? Do you have any malware avoidance software on your PC? Do you have any backup/restore (registry) software on your PC?
What programs do you use most frequently?
Which version of Yahoo are you attempting to install?
may in service pack 2 there is no LAN but you have to reinstall to he your original service pack that you to contact dell and one more thing for you have to install drivers of connection or internet because your service pack2 has not installed drivers
Make sure the driver for the notebook from the manufacturers website is installed, and not the video driver from Microsoft's Windows Update. After that, update Java, Adobe Flash and Adobe Shockwave. Finally, check for updates for DirectX (version 9.0C). Post back your results, please.
BIOS is unlikely to fail from a software fix such as SP2 but you may have too little ram or too slow of a processor to handle changes.
You may have to do a complete reinstallation of XP to set things right and then try the SP2 upgrade again.
Windows is unfortunately sometimes infuriatingly cranky and may require repeated installation before settling down.
Also, eMachines may have tweaked their version of XP in a way not compatible with SP2.
Check their website or MS Knowledge Base for clues.
Windows XP with Service Pack 2 or
higher, or Windows Vista; Internet Explorer version 6 or higher;
Windows Media Player version 11 or higher; an active broadband
connection to the Internet; 1.0 GHz processor; 512 MB RAM; 3 GB free
hard disk drive space.
you should be ok with the movies download and watch.
Other wise you will probablt need new hardware which is really tough to upgrade on a laptop.