I have a Dell computer, 128mb of RAM, 20GB hard drive space, and a 850MHz Pentium III processor. The computer is running Windows 2000 Professional. Here's my problem:
When my computer begins to start up, I get the "Dell" screen for a few seconds and then two beeps, followed by this error message on a black screen, "Memory write/read failure at 013EEEAC, read F11FF11E expecting F11EF11E. Decreasing available memory. The amount of system memory has changed. Strike F1 key to continue, F2 to run the setup utility."
I press F1 and it goes to the "Windows 2000 Professional" screen followed by the logging in screen. At this point I notice that the color of the screen has changed from the regular dark blue to the green turquois color. In other words once I've fully logged in my display is messed up like I don't have the video driver installed (but I do). So I restart the computer, once, twice, some time three times, and then there's no error and everything is back to "normal."
But looking at the performance of the computer under task manager I saw the difference in memory. Both before and after I've restarted my computer. Is my memory going bad? Should I replace it? or is there a fix anyone knows?
Any help is greatfully appreciated.