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    Boot up problem

    Hi

    I went to long onto my pc yesterday and received the following message and can now not get any further booting up

    "While initializing device IOS:
    Error: Real mode system memory allocation failed"

    Any one have any ideas
    My System is an Intel 466 Celeron, 128mb RAM

    Thanks
    Dax


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    Re: Boot up problem

    Just a guess, maybe hardware failure?

    "Real mode system memory " is the RAM; as opposed to "Virtual memory" which is allocated on hard disk.
    Windows XP SP3

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    Re: Boot up problem

    I would agree with Terry - it sounds like a problem with your RAM.

    If you know your way round the inside of your PC, you could try removing and replacing the RAM cards - instructions and static/safety warnings should have been supplied with the PC. It may just be a bad or corroded connector.

    If you have 2 x 64MB cards, you could try removing one at a time - making sure you always have one in the first slot - and see if you can isolate a single fault.

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