New ram problem

Microsoft Windows 7 home premium
July 10, 2010 at 14:33:39
Specs: Windows XP
Hi i recently had a problem with my laptop which on getting to the first screen showing AMD Turion badge would not go any further. After talking to a friend they suggested it was probably the ram, so i got some new ram today. After installing it , it now goes to the next screen checks the system and then comes up with
System configuration Data updated
ERROR
System configuration Data Read error

Press <F1> to resume, <F2> to setup .

F1 does nothing F2 goes to bios and thats it.

Any help really appreciated, pulling my hair out what hair i have.


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#1
July 10, 2010 at 15:44:58
'pulling my hair out what hair i have.'

Ok chromedome, instead of buying new ram you should have run memtest:
http://www.memtest86.com/download.html
You may have got the wrong Ram for your laptop, did you check it with
http://www.crucial.com/
to make sure you got the right Ram

Did you get the same errors when trying to access safe mode?

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#2
July 10, 2010 at 20:35:03
Thanks for reply i will try memtest . I searched for ages to find the right laptop memory, crucial never showed my model so i phoned the manufacturers service department and checked with them that it was DDR2 PC2-5300 667MHZ, 200 PIN.
Fairly sure the memory is correct but will do some more investigating now as it seems unlikely.
Thanks.

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#3
July 10, 2010 at 21:44:19
when you press F2 and go into the bios, go to the last setup options and set to default, also remove any dvd/usb or other peripherals.
you can also try running a flash of the bios, it maybe that a windows bios flash failed at some point.
you will be able to get the bios and bios flash program from the laptop manufacturers website.

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but cant help myself....


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#4
July 10, 2010 at 22:03:08
Memtest wont run from dvd just same comes up again tried going into bios and load setup defaults nothing again just back to the same.
Trouble is its a medion laptop and the manufacturers website is rubbish, may e mail them. It beeps twice on start up which looking around points to the ram again.
Will hunt around for the bios and bios flash propgram.
Thanks

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