I installed 4 GB (2x 2GB) of ram but my laptop doesn't load into Windows and only gives me a blinking _ that won't go away.
After some trial and error I figured out that the computer won't load Windows if one of the new sticks is in the bottom/back memory slot. I tried booting with one new stick in the bottom and it wouldn't, and with just one old stick in the bottom and it would. Both new sticks work at the top slot.
So right now I'm using an old stick in the bottom and a new one at top which is giving me 3 GB (2.37 usable) Which is also a little odd because I'm fairly certain that I had a full 2 GB usable before I started playing with the RAM.
Is there anything I can do it get Windows to boot with both 2 GB sticks plugged in?