I just upgraded my hp dv6426us from 1gb of ram (512×2) to 4 gb (2×2). I have a vista 32 bit and xp 32 bit dual boot os configuration.
Now when I boot up xp gives me a bsod right after showing the spalsh screen. It does this in safe mode too. However, Vista works fine. The bios shows 4096mb of ram. Vista System information shows:
Installed physical memory (RAM): 4.00 GB
Total physical memory: 2.99 GB
I would like to be able to use xp with 4 gb of ram, or at least the 3 gb it cuts it down to (if it does.) I would not like to go back to using 1 gb. Any suggestions?
the bsod shows:
A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer. If this is the first time you've seen this stop error screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps:
Check for viruses on your computer. Remove any newly installed hard drives or hard drive contollers. Check your hard drive to make sure it is proberley configured and terminated.
Run CHKDSK /F to check for hard drive corruption, and then restart your computer
*** STOP: 0x0000007B (0xBA4CF524,0xC0000034,0X00000000,0x00000000)
also, memtest86 results are no errors