Reading memory problem.

  edelinski-199425 17:30 07 Jun 2008

Hi. I was trying to hel one of my friends with his computer but now I realy don't know what to do.

He was have problem with computer and in service they was fix all, and it was all ok but now computer checking disc every time when he turn on computer.

Here I have links to 3 pictures to be easier to explain what is happening because is very difficultto say what is...

Pic 1 - click here
Pic 2 - click here
Pic 3 - click here

on first pic also say something like counting memory and when rich 1,5GB then he get pic 2 .

then when all is finished then windows start loading.

How to turn off that and make windows start normaly without that checking.

Thanx in advance.

  edelinski-199425 17:31 07 Jun 2008

Sorry forget to say details, its Pentium 4, Windows XP Home.

  edelinski-199425 18:37 07 Jun 2008

Update again I was give my details, here details of problematic computer:

Microsoft windows XP profesional
Version 2002
Servise Pack 2
Intel(R)Celeron(R) CPU 2.00GHz
1.99GHz, 1.50 GB RAM
Field Value
Memory Type DDR SDRAM

DIMM1: Kingmax MPXD42F-D8KT4B
DIMM2:Kingston K
(one is 512Mb , second is 1o24MB(2rows,4banks)
Field Value
Motherboard Name QDI PlatiniX 2E (6 PCI, 1 AGP, 1 CNR, 2 DIMM, Audio)

  Gongoozler 08:19 08 Jun 2008

Hi vojo. I've been watching this thread hoping to see a solution, but as no-one has been able to offer any help I will make a comment that will hopefully get things started.
What is clear to me from the pictures is that this is not a Windows problem. The 3rd picture is the normal BIOS setup screen, and if this is coming on without you pressing the appropriate key (usually pressing Del during boot-up) the BIOS is presumably finding a problem. This might be as simple as a dying CMOS battery, so try replacing that to see if it cures the problem.

  edelinski-199425 09:23 08 Jun 2008

We will try all today.

My friend was call service and they say that those things what happening now on start it must be like that...

He was also have problems with slowing down computer, HD stoped working... and then he was started to use TuneUp Utilities 2008, and some problems was gone, now all working fine except that checking on start up.

  C3 09:24 08 Jun 2008

Just to add, if it turns out to be a problem with the hard drive, back up the data on it first.

Hook the drive up to another PC and copy off the data if it can be written.

If this doesn't work, then try making a clone of the drive (although you'll need specialist software for this. I recommend the Acronis True Image Boot CD). Then try booting with the hard drive you put the image onto. If it doesn't boot, you may still be able to get information off it by hooking it up to another PC.

  Gongoozler 12:18 08 Jun 2008

Checking memory and verifying dmi pool data are normal, but on a modern fast computer they happen very quickly unless a problem causes them to stall. The BIOS setup screen definitely shouldn't happen.

  edelinski-199425 20:08 09 Jun 2008

Now, he was try all and nothing worked still same ...

But we was call service and now they was telling us to bring computer and they will turn off that in BIOS in 2 minutes and we must pay for that.

They don't wanna to tell us how to turn off that.

We try to find that in bios but we are unable to find that and turn off..

  Gongoozler 08:29 10 Jun 2008

The manual for the motherboard can be downloaded from here click here, and includes full instructions on the BIOS settings. As I thought, you enter the BIOS setup by pressing the Delete key when prompted during startup. Initially setting the BIOS default settings should give normal operation, and then you can make any adjustments you want after that. However - the computer has just come back from being serviced. If the person doing the service has not left it in a normal working state, then he is obliged to make the adjustment for you without any extra charge. Indeed any reputable service engineer would make your 2 minute adjustment as a gesture of good will even if he wasn't obliged to - which he is.

  Gongoozler 10:43 10 Jun 2008

'Boot Easy' and 'Quick Power on Self Test' might help with the first 2 screens referred to in the first posting of this thread, but I know of nothing that should result in booting to the BIOS setup screen as in the 3rd photo. The only time I've come across that kind of effect is when an important parameter such as processor speed has changed from the previous boot.

  brundle 10:50 10 Jun 2008

vojo doesn't say the BIOS screen appears at every boot, (not clear on why the 3rd pic was posted in that case)

"hen he get pic 2 .

then when all is finished then windows start loading."

Drive may be failing; uncheck dirty bit click here, check drive with manufacturers diagnostic click here
click here

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