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DocsGuy

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HP compaq dc7600 small form factor, windows XP Business Ed. On boot it cycles partialy thru Windows then reverts to the black screen with boot options. Start normally, Safe Mode none of the options worked. Replaced HD and it Blue screened me during each new install. On a whim I put the original HD in another PC only to discover it worked fine. When I put it back in the errored PC I got the same result. I'm stumped. When I reset the Memory, the Windows Progress bar now scrolls very slowly across it's bar and after about 2 min. went to boot options
 

DocsGuy

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For anyone with a similar issue. Resetting the memory did not work but put me on the right track. There being 2 banks with 512 mb chip in the primary slot of each bank, I just moved the chip from bank 2 into the secondary slot of bank 1 and even though I got an error message stating equal ram is to be in both primary slots it still recognized 1 g overall and the PC booted up correctly. I can only guess that bank 2 got fried somehow (We have many power outages) and removing the chip from it resolved my issue. Thanks Megabite
 
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