Intermittent Non-Boot.

  dogbreath1 22:15 12 Jul 2009


Recently had additional RAM installed in mother's PC. (2GB giving a total of 2.5GB).

Since then, sometimes PC will boot and sometimes it stalls on a black screen following the display of the 'Winfast' motherboard splash screen. Usually, a reset will get it to boot on the next occasion.

Any ideas as to why, please?

  howard64 08:46 13 Jul 2009

had a similar problem and it turned out to be a failing hard drive. I downloaded the makers disk diagnostics and ran it. Now awaiting the replacement under warranty.

  accordion 09:32 13 Jul 2009

If not the hard drive, then it could be the new memory is faulty. Remove it, see if that resolves the problem.


  DieSse 09:41 13 Jul 2009

Disable the splash screen in the BIOS - it may have stopped with an error condition that you can't see because of the splash screen.

Try running with just the 2GB module - it's possible the specs don't match the specs of the 0.5GB module and that's creating a problem.

  dogbreath1 13:39 13 Jul 2009

Thanks for the responses. I'm going to go the DieSse route first and see whether I'm any wiser afterward. Cheers.

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