well earlier today i was using the computer as normal.. and i clicked the X to close an internet window, at this the computer restarted itself! when i started back up i got the usual garbage.. (the system has recovered form seriuos error blah blah) but i thought it was the end of it... not so
after a while i got all these message popping up sayin write errors failure system all that crap.. and the system restarted itself again, however when it started back up, it ran through bios and then the windows blue screen of death flashed up for a split second, and then the system restarted!
so after a long time (about 5 hours) of playing with jumpers on hard disks (found out they were wrong), booting into knoppix to view config files, removing unneccessary hardware, everything i could think of basically! i slotted my xp disk in to reformat, first though i went into repair menu. I ran chkdsk, and fixboot! these both came up with a heap of crap about fixing errors, and when i restarted again... it was fine! (of course i then had to reconnect all my hardware and everything else id screwed around with) but oh well.. fixed now
i guess it isnt really a moan at microsoft, something did screw up in the boot sector(thats what fixboot repaired) but that was probably because i had the jumpers wrong! there tools for fixing it worked a treat.. and now im back on here having only lost a night
now normally id read the post over to make sure there no spelling, or that iv not said something stupid.. but tis so long i cant be botherd! hope its all ok!