compaq boot

Discussion in 'General Hardware' started by mooo, Sep 20, 2004.

  1. mooo

    mooo thecyberninja

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    I have been reading about a laptop of mine and was wondering if this could be the problem.
    http://www.eweek.com/article2/0,1759,1617601,00.asp

    it says the DRAM is messed up and you have to send them the old and they send you a new one. But they do not tell you what would happen if the ram has gone bad alrady. You can get a testing utility BUT i can't get into windows to use it.
    As of right now I am looking at the red compaq logo from boot and it doesn't go anywhere from there. Could this be a "symptom" of what would happen if the DRAM has gone bad?
     
  2. VenomXt

    VenomXt Blame me for the RAZR's Folding Team

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    hey mooo go and google memtest 86 and run it from boot. its a long test but if the ram is fuclked then it will tell you . :)
     
  3. mooo

    mooo thecyberninja

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    It doesn't do anything from boot. The compaq design as i understand is that it boots with bios under this logo. On another laptop I have used on the same screen it says "press f10 to go to setting" or something of that nature. BUT this one doesn't even show that. I will to put a bootable floppy in it but i don't even think that will work at this point.. put a fork in this one, its done :(