Windows XP stars in Safe Mode, but not normal

  emmybee 00:20 27 Oct 06

I have an elderly PC with a Gigabyte GA-5AX motherboard and an AMD Athlon 500MHz processor. It originally had 64Mb PC100 RAM, but I have upgraded that to 512Mb PC100 RAM, using two 256Mb sticks. Windows XP Home was installed while it still had 64Mb RAM, but now it has 512Mb RAM Windows will not start normally. The black Windows XP welcome screen comes on, then switches itself off before the blue Logon screen opens. If I choose Safe Mode, it works OK. Any ideas? The maximum memory this motherboard will accept is 768Mb, 256Mb cards in each of three slots. It has to be PC100.

  johnnyrocker 09:30 27 Oct 06

will it boot ok with one stick of memory?


  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 09:39 27 Oct 06

try with the memory in slots 1 and 3

  emmybee 11:13 27 Oct 06

Windows will not boot up with any combination of memory/slots - even with the original 64Mb RAM.

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