RAM Crashing!

By hbomb
Jan 23, 2005
  1. So I have a Pentium 1 laptop running win 98, and for some reason it just randomly decided to start crashing/shutting off during the RAM check at the very beginning of startup. It cycles through the ram, gets to about 80000 Bytes and shuts off. It does it consistently at the same spot. I removed both of the ram sticks (one at a time, of course) with the same results. It gets to that 80000 mark and dies. I cant even get to the boot selection or bios or anything, it crashes LONG before that. It used to work beautifully, perfect for word processing, and then one day just died. I'm quite saddened by this :-/

    Any ideas?
  2. Blakhart

    Blakhart TS Rookie Posts: 353

    Have you cleared cmos?
  3. hbomb

    hbomb TS Rookie Topic Starter


    No, how might I go about something like that?
  4. Blakhart

    Blakhart TS Rookie Posts: 353

    There's usualy a small plastic jumper, usualy near the battery, that has 3 motherboard pins it can be installed onto. Two pins make it run in then usual mode, placing the jumper onto the middle pin and the pin the jumper's not normaly installed on should clear the cmos. If you can get a manual for it you'll have better luck.
    Another way to do this is to pull the battery and let it set for an hour or so.
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