I am trying to help a neighbor get her desktop running. When I got there, it was beeping on boot. I removed the memory stick (pc2-5300 x 2 gb)
I cleaned it with an eraser with a static bracelet on and re-installed it...It posted but I did not have monitor attached at that point. I brought it to my house and hooked it up and believe it or not it booted. She does not even have internet service so I decided to do some windows updates and run some scans. No problems found. I then installed some used pc2-4200 (2 x 2 gb) to speed it up but it would not post so I replaced the old ram back. Now I only get BSOD...ox0000008e (0xc0000005,0x81d56F15,ox85EC38c4)
The motherboard looks very clean with no bulging caps...
From my guesswork, I am wondering if the windows updates I downloaded had a video driver that was not compatible.
She is a retired lovely person I would like to help. I tried safe mode boot with networking with same results. I ran mem test 86 with no issues. I also ran a hard drive test that showed no errors. I put the hd in my system with a usb adapter and all her files are intact.
Any suggestions would be appreciated.