Very slow pc

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By allterrain5000
May 31, 2005
  1. Hi, I recently upgraded my memory on my Toshiba Satellite 2100CDT laptop (Win XP). Now, the pc will not boot up at all when new memory card is in. (I've tested other cards in the slot and they don't work either). When it is not in, it boots up ok, but is extremely slow. What can I do? Thanks for any advice.
  2. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,079   +14

    It can only be 1 of 2 things:

    You shorted your memory when installing it (or it wasn't installed right)


    It isn't the right type of memory
  3. poertner_1274

    poertner_1274 secroF laicepS topShceT Posts: 4,745

    Try not to mix brands and types of memory. This can cause problems. If you can just buy 1 larger stick of memory, ex. 512mb or 1gig. This will eliminate confusion on which one is correct. You can check out to find out what type of memory you need.

    :wave:Welcome to TechSpot:wave:
  4. allterrain5000

    allterrain5000 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Cheers both of you. If I've shorted it, can I get it fixed? I checked that it was the right type of card, though the brands were mixed.
  5. Tedster

    Tedster Techspot old timer..... Posts: 10,079   +14

    If you shorted the memory, probably not. The only way to test it is to plug it in and run MEMTEST program.
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