Why is my computer not booting up right?
I just installed 2 GB of RAM on top of the 256 MB that were already in my computer because it was running really slow. I also installed a new CD/DVD-ROM. I plugged in the power and the computer turned on fine except that nothing showed up on the screen. The monitor works just fine. I double checked all of the connections and it seems as thought the computer is just not booting up, even though all of the lights and fans turn on. I did notice that the keyboard and the mouse were not working though. What is the problem and how can I fix it? Is it the mother board?
This question was answered on May 21, 2007. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.I can almost guarantee this is a memory conflict issue; the 2 GB you recently got may not work with the 256 that was already in there Try this and I'm sure it will fix your issue: Remove the 256 chip and just keep the 2 GB sticks on your motherboard This will still be plenty of memory and should fix your conflict your experiencing.
Good luck!! Kevin
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Posted by Kevin of Chandler-Gilbert Community College on May 21, 2007