panasonic toughbook cf-74 will not load up past panasonic boot screen after replacing memory

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  1. toughasnails

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    Optical drive : 80gb ?? You do mean Hard disk 80gb ....yes
     
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    You have an issue not related to memory.
    Try resetting the BIOS to defaults.
    Remove the DVD drive and try to boot.


    Blair, Here is his photo.
    20160307_051057_resized.jpg
     
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    Sorry i saw optical drive and it says 80 across from in the picture u just posted, so thats the hard drive ? I know how to use a computer just dont know alot of names and code words for components
     
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    Alright i hit f2, go to boot and then select "get default values" then save and exit?


    Or f9 to setup defaults?
     
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    Guys i really appreciate this, either one of yall ever get a warramt in texas let me know and ill make it go away
     
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    Yes that is what I do. Also by the looks of it you do not have a cd/dvd drive installed ? Do you have a hdd installed there instead ?
     
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    Yes the hdd which is the hard drive correct? Is installed there, i have a usb external player for disc, i loaded all defaults, saved and exited and its still doing the same thing
     
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    I have never seen an optical drive show up like that.
    I need to go home for lunch. I will check the BIOS of my CF52 and see what it shows. I have a HDD installed where the DVD normally goes.

    Joe,
    Can you send me a couple photos of the sides of the computer?
     
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    If the HDD is in the DVD space then that is the problem.
    A CF74 uses a IDE optical drive. Either they used an IDE drive or an adapter and a SATA drive.

    The adapters are unreliable at best.
    I do have a 100gb IDE drive at home. I do not have a CF74 caddy though.

    Can you pull the HDD and send a photo?
     
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