Need some help again with an older PC my cousin brought me (why o why do I accept them??).
He came with it to me saturday, Fujitsu Siemens, 64 + 64 + 128 RAM, 20 GB HDD and about 980 MHz (cannot remember the exact number).
Since he had it from someone else I decided to reformat. I tried if the PC booted normal, it went to the windows is not shut down correctly .... screen, I chose start windows normally, XP booted and everything went fine, checked memory in XP, all fine.
I did a re-install, went fine, updated to sp3, went fine (he does not have internet so I did no automatic update), checked for missing drivers, everything just fine.
Summarizing, the PC worked like a charm, reasonably fast etc.
Sunday he has taken it home and today he was back complaining its in a rebootloop, and yes, booted until XP-splash-screen and after that rebooted.
Thinking of bad drivers I tried safe mode, same thing. I tried booting from XP-cd and recovery console, REC Console froze. I tried a repair install, but in the process got a bsod (sorry didnt note it down, it mentioned ntfs.sys and the thing with pagefile not less or equal to something).
I went to BIOS and there I noticed that the memory was indicated as 640 k basic memory and 63 M extended memory. The 128-module not mentioned.
So I guessed the RAM might be bad and I decided to try to remove modules and see if it helps. I opened the case, took out one module, booted the PC and.... no monitor input. The HDD is starting, MoBo leds are on, but other than that... I tried to put the RAM back in, examined it, no problem apparently.
The monitor has no input whatsoever, not even the Fujitsu Siemens splash screen. The only thing I did in BIOS was resetting the values to default. Can that be the cause of this?
Anyone an idea on what may cause this problems and if there is something to do about it?
Edited by elise025, 20 April 2009 - 06:48 AM.