Posted 02 July 2007 - 05:27 AM
XP will run on that RAM, it just won't run well - and will slow to a snail's pace after a short period of use. But, this doesn't seem like a RAM issue - rather it seems like a hard drive or a file system problem.
If the hard disk is just a bit bad, only certain sections of it will be unreadable - so it can be the hard drive. A chkdsk /f /r may fix it, but you'll have to load something in order to run it (a boot disk of some sort).
You can also usually download a free, bootable diagnostic utility from the manufacturer of your hard drive so that you can test the drive without having Windows installed.
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