05-23-2007, 12:01 PM
Join Date: Mar 2002
OS: Windows 7 Enterprise
I currently have a Winfast NF4K8AC mobo and 1gb of PC2100 DDR RAM. According to crucial my mobo will take up to 4gb of PC3200 DDR 400 RAM. So I bought two 1gb sticks and slotted them in.
BIOS registers the 2gb of RAM and all my hard drives are seen properly but when I choose to boot either partition (XP or Vista) I get a message saying something along the lines of "Your computers system or hardware has changed since last boot. Insert the windows disc, reboot and choose repair function". Then it says this:
Info: Windows failed to load becasue the kernel is missing, or corrupt.
The file that is missing changed everytime I tried to boot but the message remained the same. On trying to repair with my MSDN Vista DVD I don't have a recovery option, only the usual safe modes, last good known configuration, debugger etc.
On putting my old RAM back in everything works fine again? I have a bios update for my mobo kindly found for me by mattlock138 but I need to get it onto a cd as for some reason my USB stick no longer is recognised by the bios (it was a few weeks ago) and my floppy drive doesn't work.