Been awhile since I've needed your help. But I am at a total loss as what to do!
I purchased (2) used 1G chips off of eBay PC2700 non-ECC Low Density DDR, which should be fine for my older Asus A7N8X-X motherboard.
I removed my (2) 512K chips and installed the (2) 1G chips. Powered up and nothing, black screen and slow repeating single BEEP! I thought more eBay garbage, so I tired one chip, no change! So I removed the 1G chips and reinstalled my (2) 512K chips. Everything looked good memory count ran and system booted up to windows. I use a password, so I typed in my password and hit enter, screen went black!!!
Clicking the mouse and hitting the Esc key just rebooted the system??? Even when I left it for a few, nothing? Hit Ctrl/Alt/Del and the system rebooted! Tried restoring to a earlier day, no difference. Thought maybe my video setting got messed up with the new ram, or messed something up with windows? But I don't see anything.
I am online now, in SAFE MODE and it works? I did run my COMCAST Nortons "in safe mode" it did allow a full scan, nothing. Then I tried the online Kaspersky scan, won't run?? I did get the MalwareBytes to run, it come up with a bunch of PUP.OPTIONAL.FREECAUSE.TB.A seems to be just some junk! But I quarantine them, didn't help.
So here I am, hope you can help. I know RAM memory is gone once power is removed. But could a RAM chip have a virus burned to it??? Why would Windows get messed up like this, from a bad memory chip? Help Please, I don't know what to do and I don't want to format my computer!!!
Last note, I did look up the ram chip online... Kingston KTC - D320/1G 2.5V
Kingston says, They are System Specific to HP computers, which I don't have! Listing didn't say that. Still why mess up my windows?????
Edited by hamluis, 05 March 2015 - 09:52 PM.
Moved from XP to Internal Hardware - Hamluis.