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)

5 Answers

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    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

    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.

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