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.