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Problems with RAM installation

Q: Problems with RAM installation

Hey, today i just got a new 4gb memory stick to add to my computer, currently i have 2 2GB DDR3 1333 RAM sticks.(These were both Kingston Memory Sticks) I then added a 4gb DDR3 1333 Ram stick (Crosshair) to the motherboard and made sure they were firmly placed in and it was all fine, I then turn on the computer and find that the motherboard starts beeping once then two beeps after and the Screen is blank, and my mouse & keyboard aren't responding. My current OS is Windows 7 64 Bit, so i shouldn't have a problem installing new ram to my system...
I'm not sure if this is a problem with 2 different brands of sticks or what.. but the fans are running for my Graphics card (I don't have onboard graphics available)

AMD 1055t X6
ASUS M5A99XEVO Motherboard
ATI Radeon 5570

Any help anyone? Thanks

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A: Problems with RAM installation

The motherboard does not like that 4GB module. Have you tried the 4GB by itself? If the 4GB module won't run the computer you'll have to stick with 2GB modules. How many memory slots are on the motherboard? ASUS motherboards are notorious for being very picky about memory
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A:App problems and program installation problems

Hi Beki (and welcome to the forums)

Since your laptop is so new, and completely covered by its warranty, I think you might want to return it to either the store or the manufacturer's specified repair depot (the information would be in your paperwork, or available from a phone call to your vendor).

It's possible that your software troubles could be caused by an underlying hardware problem. A qualified technician would likely first analyze your Error logs, run diagnostics on the main components of the laptop, and try to duplicate the errors you are seeing. They would then be able to give you their best assessment of the likely problem, and tell you what solution they propose.

Before taking the computer back, you might first want to copy any personal files that you've added (documents, pictures, music, video, etc.), as well as any downloaded programs that you've purchased since the laptop came home - and make sure that you keep a copy of the product license (or "product key") for each purchased program.

That said, if you want to try and diagnose the problem & attempt a repair yourself. Here are you steps:
1) Make backups to removable media of any personal data you wish to keep (including purchased downloads, as mentioned above),
2) Check in the Windows error logs to see if there are clues there. Use the Event Viewer for this. From the Windows 8 Start Screen, start typing Event Viewer: the Search box will automatically open. Select the Event Viewer icon - this will start Event Viewer. In the main box, there will be lists of Critical Errors (if any), Errors, Warnings, & Information. Pay closest attention to any Critical Errors. Also look carefully at the other types of errors, one by one, in the lists. For now, you do not need to concern yourself too much with the Warnings & Information categories. You can start researching the errors with your favorite search engine, and you can also post your findings here.
3) Two of the most common hardware failures are system memory failures, and hard drive failures. There are programs that can run diagnostics for these. Some computers come with diagnostics built in - you can check your user manual (or call your vendor/manufacturer) to see if your model has such built-in diagnostics. If not, you could try making a bootable CD that contains such diagnostic tools, start your computer with that CD, and run memory and hard drive diagnostics. The "UBCD" tools are fairly well-respected and free, and there are complete instructions on how to make the CD on their website --- Ultimate Boot CD - Overview
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A:Installation Problems!
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A:installation problems

Hello and welcome to Bleepingcomputer.

Here is the Corel web site support page link.
Which version do you have, the Pro or standard version?

Check this link for the standard and pro tabs.

Here is the Windows 7 compatibility link.

Try going to the folder Win DVD is installed in and try clicking the icon there to open the program.
You may need to run it under Administrator rights, which is possible by right clicking the icon and choosing 'run as administrator'

If the program runs Okay after this, you can right click the desktop shortcut icon and choose PROPERTIES, SHORTCUT TAB, look for ADVANCED then look for a box next to RUN AS ADMINISTRATOR. Put a check mark here, than OKAY.

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A:Problems with installation

Boot to the USB Windows ISO. When the Repair Your Computer option fails, it will take you to the RE (Recovery Environment) Here choose Command Prompt.

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A:SP3 Installation Problems

Are you logged as a local admin?

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A:XP installation problems

Welcome to TSG....

If the BIOS is password protected I would suggest calling the manufacturer of the computers tech support to resolve that, At the present time we are unable to assist with anything to do with Passwords for anything, basically because of the fact that we can not determine the ownership of the computer and the fact that this is a security matter. Please read the Tech Support Guy rules below:

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A:Installation problems

Hello and welcome to Techspot.

Your problem is caused because one of these Windows files is either missing or damaged., autoexec.nt and config.nt. The absence or corruption of one or more of these files causes a "16 Bit Subsystem" error.

Go HERE and download and run the XP_FIX.EXE file. It should solve your problem.

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Hi, Take ownership:

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And the error says specifically what? Have you matched your ram to the motherboard on either ram mfgr site or mobo mfgr site? Is the ram 2 sticks exactly the same?
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A:Installation Problems

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What are the details of your system?
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A:Installation Problems

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A:Installation problems

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first of all, i apologize for my bad english

I have an old pc with motherboard ms6163 - 128m sdram pc100 - nvidia geforce mx - pentium III 450 mhz running win98 se .

i'm trying to install xp but each time i run xp install disc, after copying files from xp installation disc,when the system reboots, the pc turns off before i could do anything.

i tried to upgrade from win98, but it doesn't work
i tried to make a clean install, but it doesn't work
i upgraded all drivers and bios, but it doesn't work

i really don't know what other i can do...
all of this, that's the same thing with win2000
can anybody help me???

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A:XP installation problems

Leila , welcome to TSG . might be of use . It sounds like MSI (M$ installer) is borked .
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A:NIC installation problems

This early in the process, I would consider the new install data "expendable, if necessary" and start looking for reasons WHY your install seems to have been corrupted.

Did you make sure the HD was free ...

Oops. I assumed you were doing a new install. Are you trying to get an XP installation that is already set-up and configured to your old M/B to run on your NEW one ?

That may be a problem. You might try running "sfc /scannow" from the command line and see if that helps grease the thing along. You might wind up having to re-install XP...

Most new M/B's have device drivers included and run from disk. Sounds like you are letting XP do the installation. Have you tried doing the driver installation from CD ? I think that might be best. Wondering if the devices may be conflicting over resources. What's it say in Device Manger ? Any problems ?

You might need to go through the hardware listed in Device Manager and uninstall everything and let XP set the whole thing up.

Also, while you are getting your M/B running, I would recommend removing everything that is non-seesntial in order to streamline the situation and simply things.

And, running a chkdsk (or is it scandisk for XP ?) is a good idea, as well as a comprehensive malware scan & removal operation. You could have a bug interfering with the process.
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All the installation goes well but when windows are ran, I get BSoD (attached to this post)

I have downloaded the new drivers for my graphic card, suitable for windows 7 64 bit. I tried to install them via repair option with no luck.

Do you have any idea how to make this work?

link to bsod

A:Problems wit win 7 installation

To start with what version of Win 7 are you trying to install and where did you get it?
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A:Problems after installation on a SSD

You do not need to install XP to use Win7 Upgrade version.

Follow these steps to get a perfect reinstall and maintain it perfectly: Reinstalling Windows 7

There is no need to wipe the HD unless you have installation problems requiring the boot sector to be cleared. You can use Custom Install>Drive Options to delete partitions on your SSD, create New, Format and begin install, or just select the SSD and click Next and the installer will create and format your partition.
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A:Installation problems

Are you logged in as Administrator on all 3 systems?
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Windows 7 Beta
For Testing Purposes Only
Build 7000

at the bottom right corner of the screen.

My specs:

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ram: 4gb
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A:Installation Problems

hello nate002 and welcome
where is this happening
in the installation?
also are you booting from the dvd or trying to installing from xp?
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A:Problems with XP installation

from the information you've given there are a near-infinite number of probabilities, so lets start narrowing that down

How far along the boot procedure do you get this black screen?
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A:XP Installation Problems

why not try a copy of ubuntu linux.if all else fails on your old pc.
if any program don't run properly uninstall it and reboot then install again
I assume xp is running ok? check memory available for use. in windows task manager. Also cpu usage.
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A:installation problems

Quote: Originally Posted by mrtoyota

help!! was updating from vista to windows 7. During the install, it seemed to get stuck on 72%.. over 1 hour.. then rebooted. then the error" the computer restarted unexpectedly or enciountered an unexpected error.Windows instalation cannot proceed. to install windows, click ok to restart the computer, and then restart the installation". Ok, i hit ok button, reboots and takes me back to the same message. Sometimes, it will act like it is installing windows 7, but then eventually takes me back to the same window. I tried to do a system repair. but that doesnt work either. Any help would be appreciated

What version of Vista is on your computer?

Can you still access your Vista?

Have you installed the latest Vista service pack?

You can run WINVER.EXE to determiine which version of Vista you have installed.

Did you run the Upgrade Advisor? Normally, a Vista sytem will have no problems updating but still best to check.
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Whenever I try to install something from a disc there's a problem with it, but if I copy all the files from the disc into a folder on my computer and try to install from there, it works fine. Any ideas?
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A:Ram installation problems

Quote: Originally Posted by blockie

I have W7 with 2 gb ram. I attempted to install another 2gb and was unable to. Sockets were available, the sticks seated fully. The [COLOR=blue ! important][COLOR=blue ! important]computer[/COLOR][/COLOR] would not even boot. The monitor did not come on and the HHD red activity light flashed once or twice and then remained dark. Removing the two new sticks and the computer booted normally. I have no idea if the sticks are good but I have no reason to believe that they are not. Purchased them from a computer repair store that I trust.

We need to know every detail about the old ram, and the new ram. things like speed, latency, timing, etc
Let us know if you need help

BTW I answered your other post and if you have win 7 64bit with 2 gigs of ram it really isnt enough

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A:Installation Problems

Your graphic card does not meet the minimum requirements to install this game. You will not be able install the game on this computer. So when it asks to install a different way, what, prey tell is this "other way"?
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A:Xp Installation Problems

IRQL_ NOT_ OR_EQUAL and PAGE_FAULT_IN _NONPAGED_AREA is usually caused by a driver problem.

Are you using the Windows XP CD that was used to install the original install or ?

Do you have the CD as the first boot device?

Is the HD sata and if so did you load the sata drivers at the proper time?
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A:installation problems

Unplug the SATA DVD drive & use the IDE DVD drive to install.
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A:Win XP Pro installation problems

yes u can remove the battery that way

have u checked if the system does not overheat?

there can be a problem with the winxp cdrom itself

try booting from a win98 bootdisk and try formatting the drive, see if it goes ok
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Hopefully someone can help me.

A:Installation problems

in the run box type
sfc /scannow
and press enter
what brand of video card
and it might pay you to let security check a hijack log
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A:Installation Problems

Sounds like you don't have adminstrator rights for your user profile. To check you have admin access rights.
1. Start
2. Run
3. type "lusrmgr.msc" (without quote)
4. "Local users and group" window
5. Select 'Users' (on right side of the pan you will see the user in whihc you had loged in double click on it)
6. Select "Member of" tab.
7. Under "Member of" here you will find the user profile is a admin profile or user profile.

If it is admin profile try create another temporary admin user profile and rename your old user profile folder in "C:\Documents and Settings\<User profile>"
Log off
and log in with your previous user profile. By doing this a new user profile will be created on the following path C:\Documents and Settings\<User Profile>
Than try installing updates and other software, in order to know whether you will be able to install it or not.
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A:Installation Problems

Hello Jack,

Could be a bad ISO. You might see if you can run a Startup Repair on the partition that Windows 7 did install on to see if it can fix the MBR boot file.

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A:Xp Pro Sp2 Installation Problems

A Stop: 0xc000026C or Stop: 0xc0000221 "Unable to Load Device Driver" Error Occurs When You Start Windows XP;en-us;Q315241I would suggest printing this document fro reference and let us know if it helped?
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A:Installation Problems

Quote: Originally Posted by DennisAk

Under my maintenance contract I had a new screen and motherboard installed on my Inspiron 6400 Laptop. That was followed a week later by my hard drive. On the new hard drive I installed Vista followed by an upgrade to Windows 7. I'm now having problems with my laptop keyboard not working. I've downloaded the drivers, but nothing seems to help.

Should I reformat and start over as I believe I failed to install the drivers in the proper order.

If so, how do I reformat my hard drive with Windows 7 now installed?

If you want to start over, you must boot up with the DVD,choose custom/clean install. Then you choose the advanced option and choose format.
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A:installation problems

SSD / HDD : Optimize for Windows Reinstallation
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I don't beleive that is your problem, the memory will run at the slower speed, you can even mix and match pc1600 and pc2100 on a slower system and it will probably work. At least according to crucial
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A:Installation Problems

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A:two installation problems

Quote: Originally Posted by theoldone

I am trying to instal W7 x64 7600 Home Premium, I am doing a clean install from Vista Ultimate, since that is the system I preordered from MS. I am having two problems.

The firstproblem is W7 does not recognize an extra 120gb HD after installation. During the install procedure it gives me the option of installing on the 120gb or my twin 500gb HD raid setup but once installed on the raid drive the 120gb HD is nowhere to be found. If I install on the 120gb it will recognize the raid drive after installation.

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I have 8gb of ram installed, twin nvidia gtx 8800 video cards with 750mb of ram each, audio is run from the ASUS motherboard.

The first thing I update after installation is the nvidia drivers to the latest ones and get W7 updates off the net, freezes still continue.

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A:installation problems

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A:Installation problems

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A:Some installation problems.

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A:Problems with Installation

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