Boot problem with Windows 7 Home Premium

I have a problem when I start my computer;
I just had Windows 7 Home Premium installed along with a 1 tb. Western Digital Hard
drive, and 2 - 1gb.sticks of Kingston ddr2 memory along with my old memory that
I am still using which is Supper Talent PC2-6400 T800UX2GC4- 2 sticks ddr2. I have a total of 4 gig now. I turn on my computer and it starts to boot and you see on the black screen with the lettering that says memory frequency 667 MHZ at dual channel interleaved, and
then it stops loading at that point , so then I push restart and it boots correctly to the
desktop screen. When I have this problem and push restart it always boots correctly
to the start screen. This boot problem does not happen every time I start the computer,
but it happens enough that I would like to fix this problem. I asked this question before
on the forum, and some one asked if I had changed or added memory I did not have all
the info in that post at that time. I also ran mem test 86-150 and it found no errors with the memory I have installed.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.
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    I just had Windows 7 Home Premium installed along with a 1 tb.

    You 'had it installed', or did you install it?

    If someone else did it....take it back to them and get them to make it work.
  2. Yea, if they will fix it have them do so. If this is not practical, well it sounds like one of those flaky motherboard issues that is hard to diagnose but easy enough to live with :) If you really want to try and fix it then go back to the previous memory configuration (i.e. take out the new memory) and see if it boots normally. If it does then the motherboard is having some sort of cold boot issue vis a vis the memory. Maybe a minor tweaking of the memory settings might help. Some motherboards don't like all 4 slots filled and you have to ease the timings to get all 4 working well.
  3. A Mobo using DDR is very old system, as most system parts are 'guaranteed' to work based on 40 hours per week use for 3 years, after that the computer components wear out from use, etc. Considering the high costs for legacy parts, the likelihood they would be used / worn out, etc. it doesn't make much sense fiscally these days to try and 'patch up' a old system then to replace it. Consider a i3 Desktop OR LAPTOP at Walmart with 8GB of RAM, 600GB-1TB HDD, DVD and Windows 8 all under warranty (for normal day to day use PC) is only $249, you MAY want to reconsider how much your investing on this old system as compared to replacing it.
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