Random not booting seem to be fixed.

Discussion in 'Windows XP / Older OS' started by mikeee, Dec 24, 2012.

  1. mikeee

    mikeee MDL Novice

    Dec 15, 2012
    #1 mikeee, Dec 24, 2012
    Last edited: Dec 24, 2012
    Greetings. I hope you all have a good Xmas and 2013 is a great year for you.

    Just recently I have had trouble with my computer not starting at random times. about 0ne in 6 it would start OK if I heard the single beep. No beep Just a black screen. So would do a hard reset.

    About 1 in 30 it would get to windows Logo then restart on its own sometimes 3 times.

    So I removed the 2 sticks of ram (total 2 gigs). gave the contacts a good clean with Carbon Tetrochloride (a very good degreasing compound which leaves no residue.)

    swapped the ram in their slots and replaced them.

    I have started my computer about 30 times since and all is sweet.

    If you have any thoughts about this I would love to see them, in words.

    regards from


    XP PRO 32bit
    Processor 1 ID = 0
    Number of cores 1 (max 1)
    Number of threads 1 (max 1)
    Name AMD Athlon 64 3800+
    Specification AMD Athlon(tm) 64 Processor 3800+
    Package Socket 939
    CPUID F.F.2
    Extended CPUID F.2F
    Total Physical Memory 2,048.00 MB
    Available Physical Memory 1.45 GB
    Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB
    Available Virtual Memory 1.96 GB
    Page File Space 3.23 GB


    Jan 25, 2012
    Check the cooler on the processor and change the cooling paste. ;)
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