XP Boot up

By anevilled ·
When I power on it goes through the 'Mercury' logo (Motherboard)and shows a very faint Windows logo on the screen and does not go beyond that. When I restart, the screen comes with bla bla and asks whether to start Windows normaly or to go through the last good config. Either of these will end up with the faint Win logo.
When I remove and reinsert the RAM it will boot up. But when I shut down and start again the same sequence occurs. So Now I have got to meddle with the RAM nearly always to get the thing going. Can some one help me please?

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Sounds like you have

by IC-IT In reply to XP Boot up

figured it out, bad or dirty RAM or the slot.
Get a can of compressed air, remove the RAM, **** out the slot (carefully). Next look at the RAM pins and gently clean them with an eraser.
You should also verify your BIOS settings to insure their is no overclocking or voltage changes to the RAM/CPU etc.
Edited to add, you may want to try a different RAM stick.

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