Yes. He said when he tried to reformat it didn't help...meaning it still does the problem where it freezes. I would say it could be a hardware issue but as I always assume it is a software issue I am going to predict it is.
Do 1 of the 2 following procedures:
- Take your hard drive and hook it up to a different computer and try and boot from it and see what happens.
- Take someone elses hard drive and pop it in your computer and see what happens.
This will determine wether it is a software problem or not.
Also, try and run KillDisk off a floppy to wipe it.
And one final question....Can you get into the BIOS then?
Yeh I can get into BIOS. Ive got two hard drives in my computer, ive tried installin xp on dat but it gets past the copying files, restarts and then says a file is missing 'hal.dll' i tried copying, doesnt help. i can get into xp sometimes for about 10 mins then it freeezes and i hav 2 restart and i get d same problem.