Boot failure after RAM install

By crozzthered
Oct 9, 2012
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  1. Hello all and thank you for reading!

    I installed a new 4g ram stick to my laptop making it 8g total now, sticks work great after loading but on start up I get boot fails until it actually boots up than is fine. the failure I am getting reads

    Boot fail ST9500325AS "this is my hard drive"
    Boot fail HL-DT-ST DVDRAM GT70N ATA "This is my disk drive.

    This happen on a black screen right when I boot up, and before windows loading screan.
    It is also to be noted that to boot fail only seems to happen while the computer is not warm.

    please if you would like any more information please ask as I will be checking this thread alot.
  2. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,113   +23

    Remove the RAM you installed. Are you getting the same issues?
  3. crozzthered

    crozzthered Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Uninstalled the ram I put in and the problem is over, but I would like my 8g ram.
  4. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,113   +23

    Find out if your laptop can handle/is designed for that much RAM. What is the make and model?
  5. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,676   +152

    Chances are that the laptop will only handle 4GB of RAM
  6. crozzthered

    crozzthered Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Nope does take up to 8gb of ram, I took it out and re-installed it myself. It has worked thus far and no bootfails!!
    had a friend stick it in last time, I guess he just didnt get it in all the way or something thanks for the help.

    PROBLEM SOLVED!!!
  7. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,676   +152

    Okay good work:)
  8. Route44

    Route44 TechSpot Ambassador Posts: 12,113   +23

    Excellent to hear! It sounds like the RAM was not seated properly the first time. Really glad it is working for you. (y)


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