New sodimm installed/Windows won't load


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Guest

I have attempted to install new sodimm memory in my Toshiba Portege 7140CT
after consulting two different computer specialty stores & the Geek Squad at
Best Buy. The original memory was pc100 128MB and all three people told me
that I should be able to install pc133 256MB to do the upgrade. After
installing the chip in the proper location, I attempt to boot up Windows and
get an error message stating that the system is not able to start Windows
because the file "system32\DRIVERS\pci.sys" is missing. It suggests that I
would be able to use the original Windows installation disk to correct this
by pressing "r" at the first screen of Windows setup. I have attempted to do
this with both the original Windows 98 (First Edition) CD and the XP Upgrade
CD with no results. If I put the original pc100 128MB memory back in, the
system runs normally like nothing even happened. The BIOS recognizes the
upgrade when you check it before trying to load windows and I am at a loss on
how to proceed. Please Help!!!
 
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Harry Boyne

I think it could be the fact that it is PC133.

Try to buy RAM off of Kingston (www.kingston.com). In my point of view (And
I have purchased memory from them) Kingston has the best quality RAM.

They also have a "System Specific Memory" feature. I looked for yours. From
Amazon, you could search for KTT-SO100/128 for 128 MB of RAM, or
KTT-SO100/256 for 256 MB of RAM.

Harry
 
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Harry Boyne

They could be wrong. Get a refund for the RAM, and buy from another company
(I recommend Kingston)

Harry
 

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