Computer refuses to start

Hewlett-packard / SLIMLINE
January 4, 2009 at 16:08:17
Specs: Windows Vista, 1185
I recently installed a 1 GB RAM stick to one of our home office computers as we were only running 512 mb; not nearly enough to run Vista. After the installation I thought everything was running smoothly, most programs took only seconds to load when they previously took about a minute. All of a sudden the computer won't start, it'll send me to a page that asks me if I want to start windows normally, or run a repair. It doesn't matter what choice I make because it will shut down immediately.

What should I do?Please help

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January 4, 2009 at 16:53:18
The first thing I would do is undo my latest change which was the RAM. Put the old ram back in and see if it works. If it doesn't we can go from there.

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January 4, 2009 at 17:08:56
Thank you for your timely response!

I think I solved the problem...There was an enormous amount of dust on the fan, so I removed it using q-tips and compressed air. After I cleaned it up and reinserted the ram stick the computer started up.

I'll continue to monitor the situation and keep you guys up to date.

Again, thank you kindly for the advice

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