A few months ago I replaced my Toshiba Satellite A665 hard drive. A couple of weeks ago I upped my RAM from 4 to 8Gb. Is it a coincidence that shortly thereafter it started not to boot properly? When I wake it up from sleep the hard drive starts to spin, then it suddenly goes black, and then the (safe mode) window with the "start windows normally" highlighted appears. I click and it starts up again but anything I was working on is now gone.
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Have you tried removing the new RAM to see if that may be the cause of this problem? Intermittent RAM problems can cause this sort of behavior, especially since laptops don't have ECC (error-correction) memory. If it has an occasional glitch, then this sort of behavior is not unreasonable to …
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This is Windows 7? When the screen goes black, any error information on the screen? I would also suggest removing the RAM you installed. An error in memory would be the cause of a BSOD.
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