|Anyone who remembers my posts may know I've been having a lot of computer problems lately. I had determined they were mostly due to a failing hard drive, but I was unable to get a copy of XP right away to replace the drive. In the meantime, I continue to have problems and I thought I would just double check and make sure it is not my RAM.|
So I pulled out my two 2GB sticks of Corsair RAM and put in a 1GB stick of the G.Skill RAM I was using before I upgraded. When I turned my computer back on, I first got a warning message that listed my computer components and the RAM as installed:
***** WARNING: System BOOT Fail *****
Your last boot fail or POST interrupted. Please enter setup to load default and reboot again.
So I did that, I went into BIOS setup and changed it back to defaults. The computer boots, I type in my Windows XP name and password and then... nothing. The screen goes black and stays black. Totally unresponsive.
So I tried my 2GB Corsair sticks of RAM, each individually and then together and it's the same exact thing everytime. Just a black screen. I can't use my computer at all now. I am no computer wiz or anything, but all I did was stick the RAM into the motherboard slots, which I have done before and doesn't seem that complicated.
Can anyone make some sense of what's gone wrong?