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RAM upgrade mistake?


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#1 smp55

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Posted 26 November 2008 - 04:13 PM

So, I guess I didn't do enough research before shoving new RAM into my HP Pavillion zv6000 laptop running WindowsXP Home SP3. I thought I just needed DDR 333/PC2700 modules, which I found a deal on (Kingston KVR SO-DIMM). I switched out my 256's for 1GB's. When I tried to boot, everything went crazy: blue screen with a message I didn't have time to read, and after reboot, it says "Disk read error. Press CTRL-ALT-DEL to reboot." I tried sticking a Windows CD in to recover with Recovery Console, but when I get there and run CHKDSK, it says "The volume appears to contain one or more unrecoverable problems." Typing in "dir" to check drive C results in "An error occurred during directory enumeration." Have I totally screwed myself?

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Posted 26 November 2008 - 04:36 PM

So........what happpens when you swap your old memory back in?

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Posted 26 November 2008 - 04:47 PM

http://www.ec.kingston.com/ecom/configurat...;submit1=Search

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Posted 26 November 2008 - 05:20 PM

Sorry, I forgot to say: the error messages all happened AFTER switching the old RAM back in. With the new RAM, it gave me a blue screen after Windows tried to boot that said there was a problem with new hardware and I need to try rebooting.

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Posted 26 November 2008 - 09:10 PM

Try running chkdsk /r on the drive now.

If that fails, then try running a diagnostic from the website of the hard drive manufacturer.

Hard Drive Installation and Diagnostic Tools - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/28744/hard-drive-installation-and-diagnostic-tools/

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