restart and standby

  jiberty 13:12 07 Feb 2006

The motherboard is a socket478 ASUS P4B533. The OS is Windows xp Professional (2003 vintage with no updates).
I have replaced the original RAM with 2x 512MB, 184 pim DIMM modules, th original hard drive with a factory state SAMSUNG 200GB/7200rpm/8M/PATA drive 9for security reasons as I am passing the computer on to a friend).
I have also installed an additioal fan and replaced the original CD and floppy drives and replaced the ribbon cables with round ones.
All is up and ready to go except that although manual boot gives no problem the restart icon restarts the computer and goesas far as the screen identifying motherboard and drives; but displays the following error message "hardware error detected - press F1 to continue DEL to enter SETUP
03/14/2003 - 1845G/ICH4 - P4B533 - VM".
Pressing F1 allows boot up to continue as normal.
I have set the default BIOS but it makes no difference.

There is a second minor glitch - I cannot get into standby from shut down as the standby ico does not light up.
The errors may have arisen when the RAM was increased.
Any suggestions, apart from replacing the motherboard?

  jiberty 18:51 09 Feb 2006

problem solved - the motherboard will not accept more than 512 Mb of RAM

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