Hi all, Its been a while since I've been here.
Thanks for all the help last time, But now I have another problem.
My PC has been a little slow lately. (XP home P4 processor)
I'm using Zone alarm Fire wall, anti-virus and spy. I also have PC tools spy ware doctor running.
I also run Spybot search and destroy as well as Spywareblaster as and when.
Having done several deep scans with all of the above, Nothing unusual was discovered.
So I decided to invest in more RAM, going from 1GB to 2GB.
fitted the new sticks carefully, PC disconnected from the mains, static strap / earth etc.
When I fired up the PC, it seemed to start normally, "Found new RAM"
Then it seemed to have a seisure / Heart attack
, It shut down - restarted its self half a dozen times, Then (and I cant recall the exact errors) It said that it had suffered a major failure and had gone back to some earlier windows / registry settings.
I checked the system and it showed the 2GB I'd fitted, but the PC wasn't working properly, so I removed the RAM and fitted the old back in.
Tried a system restore, but all restore points were corrupt, in the end I found an old regi-cure restore point from back in 2007, I restored to this point and it started without the errors, Very slow, but no more crashes,
I then re-installed the new RAM sticks individually and tried both slots, it turns out that one of the sticks was Knackered,
I'm borrowed a stick from a mate and currently running 2Gb, but it's slower than before, something is wrong.
I'm not sure if i have corrupted windows or the registry or the BIOS. Dont know what is wrong.
My mother board is an ASUS P4S533VM, I did check and it should be able to take the 2GB RAM.
I have also down loaded what i think is the latest BIOS for the board (ps5vm110), But I've not ran / installed it. Never done it before / not exactly sure how to, OR if that is definatly the fault, at the moment the PC will start and run, even though it's like goin from broardband back to dial up speeds, I dont want to screw it up completly.
Any help and advice would be greatly appreciated.
Many thanks in advance