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After Ram install WIndows 2K won't start

By leslie_h728 ·
After installing an additional 128 MB of RAM on my Compaq Presario 5838, WIndows 2K Prof won't start. My system just keeps rebooting then comes up with a "stop" message -
"stop: Address: 804B535B base at 80400000, date stamp3d366b8b - ntoskrnl.exe"

How do I configure my system so windows will recognize the additional RAM and start. When I remove the RAM windows starts with no problem.

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by MCS-1 In reply to After Ram install WIndows ...

I would venture a guess to say you have a bad stick of RAM on your hands. The next logical step in troubleshooting is by trying a 'known' good stick of RAM, or at least a different stick of RAM.
Your system should configure itself to recognize theRAM, or you may have to go into the BIOS at the very least, then exit and save changes.

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by TheChas In reply to After Ram install WIndows ...

I suspect that you have 'non-compatible' RAM.

The RAM can test good in DOS, but can have problems in Windows.

You need to have all RAM be as similar as practical.

Some Compaq's are very finicky as to what RAM will function in them.

Remember, not all DIMMs work in all motherboards.
The SDRAM DIMM standard has evolved at least 3 times since it's introduction.
While most older RAM will function in newer motherboards, the newest DIMMs will only work in the newest motherboards.

Crucial
Kingston
and PNY all sell fully compatible RAM.

You may need a specific RAM module for your PC.

Chas

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