Hey guys, been awhile since i posted here, but just looking for a second opinion.
Ok so this is what happened:
I went to reformat my computer because it had gotten a virus and I was really due for one anyways. Well I do what I normally do, boot from cd, blah blah blah, install windows done.
I used a windows XP SP1 update disc which I always use to reformat with no proplems.
So I am at my fresh install of windows sp1:
I get my network drivers in so I can start updating,
I get to the SP2 update and I install it, when it goes to shut down after restarting it freezes up, I can hear my HDD doing a *click* then it spins up. and does that every 10 seconds or so.
I shut it off manually and it wouldn't boot up all the way. So I figure I just got unlucky and go to reinstall again.
boot from cd, blah blah blah, install windows done.
K back to the updates:
SP2 goes fine this time. Restart. Next update is SP3. This time it blue screens when it gets to Running Processes after Install or something like that. I restart and it tries to rollback to SP2 on its own and it gets to the last step (another thing about running processes) and It sits there for awhile, and I stat to hear the *click* spin up sound from my HDD again.
After I restart manually again it goes to windows and goes to the desktop like nothing ever happened. I figured it rolled back to SP2. I go to updates to try the SP3 update again, but there are no updates. I go to add remove prog to see if it shows i still have SP3 installed (which it does) and I try to remove it. Comp locks up Click spin sound again.
After another install with the same outcome, I grab an old HDD I have laying around and throw it in and start to install windows to that. Well I am here now running SP3 fine on this old HDD no problems.
So... Im guessing its my HDD... Could that really be it, and I didnt just have 3 unlucky installs?
Thanks for reading if you made it this far