ASUS Mb, 3 gigs of RAM, 1.9 AMD processor with WindowsXP Pro.
Well the machine was operating just fine and I was working on it. All of a sudden it shutdown and turned off. So, I turned it back on, it did the first DOS screen and then went into a blue screen and began a MemTest 86 procedure, but would never go beyond that. I had 3 sticks of RAM (Not new). I pulled them out one stick at a time to see if it would even run with less RAM; always coming back to the same MemTest86 screen. I did notice that the RAM was recognized each time I rebooted. I then took a different set of RAM and put it in. It booted to the MemTest86 screen, recognizing the amount of RAM I'd put in, but would never go further. I hope someone has an idea. I don't. I get the feeling the RAM is good, but that there is a problem on the motherboard. Any input or thoughts will be greatly appreciated. thanks.
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Overheating is often the cause of this sort of symptom. What happens if you leave it off for awhile and try to restore the system? Can it boot into safe mode?
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