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New memory installed, now can't boot

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Hello all. For Christmas I got something that I asked for which was some new laptop memory. Kingston hyperx. X2 2GB sticks @1866. Well I got home and shut my laptop off. When doing so I did a hard shutdown, holding the button down. Flipped the laptop over popped off the cover for memory and took out the one stick that was in there. I then put in the two new sticks which was quite a tight fit. Iwent to start uup the computer and got the "Kernel data inpage error". I took the new memory out and put in the old with still no luck.

Whenever I try to boot now I get "preparing automatic repair". After that runs and fixes nothing because apparently it can't find the problem I get taken to a screen that says "automatic repair couldn't repair your PC" and then says I can go to advance options to try repairs and that a log filewas saved to "C:\WINDOWS\System32\logfiles\srt\srttrail.txt".

So what has happened :O

Should also note that when working in cmd line it is working from X:\ not C:\

Running windows 8.1
Sony VAIO e series
Upgrading from one two gig stick to two 2 gig sticks.
 
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reinstall windows? Seems like when you did a hard shutdown you borked some windows files.
 
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Post: 3039071 said:
reinstall windows? Seems like when you did a hard shutdown you borked some windows files.
Ughhh. I really hope not...
 
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And if you try with only one of the new sticks?
 
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[MRCL, post: 3039075, member: 54109"]And if you try with only one of the new sticks?
Looks to be the same exact result.

Well I guess he was right. I must have screwed up some windows files when I did my hard reset. I out in my old hard drive which I just used to clone my new drive when I got it and it booted just fine. Never has that happened to me. Well, I'm a full believer now that doing a hard reset is no good
 
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