Freeze/crash on start up?

I just added more memory and a new graphics card to my computer and since then whenever i start it up it either crashes at the log in menu or crashes as soon as my desktop loads... then i have to pull the plug out and start it up again.

What could be the problem?

(i use windows xp, and on another partition i have linux)

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  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
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    maybe your RAM card and video card are loose. You just have to tigthen it.

    Source(s): from experience
  • I have had this problem and here's the reason it happened on my PC, adding more sticks of RAM and a higher graphics card may overload the power supply and therefore it cuts out the computer to save your computer from being permanently damaged go to this link for a power wattage calculator

    http://www.journeysystems.com/power_supply_calcula...

    to find out the wattage on your supply you will have to open up your PC and it should say somewhere on the power supply unit (PSU) there usually 250w in a standard PC from the high street

  • 1 decade ago

    Just take out the ram and refix in different slot or reinstall os

  • 1 decade ago

    could be that your pc isnt reconizing the memory and graphics card

    but seems more likely that they are conflicting with your pc

    may want to reinstall them

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  • 1 decade ago

    If your computer is not working properly while you are working on it, it could be a problem with device drivers, hardware or software.

    Detailed instructions at http://tinyurl.com/yk5zpr

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