computer shuts itself off and turn back on

May 11, 2011 at 12:33:29
Specs: Windows XP
i have a Compaq evo and recently i start having a problem with the power. when i turn it on it shuts itself off right away and turns itself back on followed by three beeps and noting display on the screen. i have tried to take the memory stick out and test it on a different computer which works just fine after i put it back and tried again, it start to work just fine for the first time however on the next power on, the problem still there. i don't know what else is there i should do. can you please tell me what the actual problem is having ?

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#1
May 11, 2011 at 12:35:59
run a memtest, just trying the ram in another PC does not mean it is fully working

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#2
May 11, 2011 at 12:48:39
here is the thing i actually put a different memory that i took out from another computer. but anyways how do i run a memtest?

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#3
May 11, 2011 at 12:56:47
http://www.computerhope.com/beep.htm
Those are the beep codes.

Just google memtest and it will tell you how to use it

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#4
May 11, 2011 at 13:54:49
thanks my friend! it turns out that one of my mem stick is bad . i am now running it with just one mem stick n it is working fine

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