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Black screen after Windows logo unless I boot in safe mode

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#1
How do I fix this?

This all happened after I put my RAM into slots 3 & 4 which the motherboard doesn't like the PATRIOT low latency RAM in which I found out.

Firstly popped up with system32 config corrupted or missing.
So I put the ram back into 1 & 2 and now my backup OS goes black after the Windows XP Home loading screen.

Fortunatley it was my backup OS which was affected but still want to know how to repair it.
 
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#2
try booting to ur windows cd, going into repair console, selecting the windows installation that went bad and doin a "chkdsk /r" without the quotes and let that run till finished.
 
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#3
Alright I'l post back.
 
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#4
Nope no go.
 
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#5
Nope no go.

Wierd don't know what was up with that double post.

Anyway I took the easy way out.
Copying my any precious files on to my main OS and reinstalled windows.

I only have suspicions to what happened.
Placing the Memory in the other slots and not resetting CMOS before made the system go mental which caused the data to become corrupted, I was just fortunate enough not to have both my OSes become corrupt as I tried to boot into my backup OS with sticks in slot 3 & 4 or any other data besides the startup become corrupt.
Looking at the PATRIOT site the recommended stick for the AV8 are 3-4-4-8 latency so I'm guessing the mother board cannot cope with these sticks in 3 & 4.

Still no fix for the issue without reinstalling windows.
 
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#6
have you tried putting the mem sticks into slots 1 & 3 or 2 & 4?