My daughters computer has been running slow so I installed 2x 512mb Ram modules together with the existing 2x 256MB. I restarted the comuter and it recognised the total RAM as 1536 and worked OK. Next day on starting, it locked up at the 'windows is opening...' stage. After checking everything was installed correctly and I had not loosened any connections I restarted it and it got to the log in stage and locked again. After trying a couple more things it started and I managed to get onto the internet. When my daughter switched user, it locked again. No matter what I try it will not get beyond the log in stage. A guy who looked at it last night said he thought the hard drive was 'Kaput' How could fitting new RAM affect the hard drive? Has anyone any other suggestions?
Thanks guys. I tried so many things I think I took out the new ram and tried, but will do it again. I had the larger ram in the first two slots but I had the trouble so spoke to Crucial and they said to put them in the cofiguration they are now.