xp wont start
Ok recently my brothers p.c has been doing a lot of memory dumps, and try as we might we havent been able to find out why!, tried a number of forums, but nothing worked. Anyway, he tried to turn it on the other day and windows xp will not start!
It gets as far as the windows xp is loading and then after a few minutes, a blue screen flashes up for about 0.1 of a second and then the computer reboots and goes round in this loop.
tried re-installing windows by booting from the windows cd, but it just says there is a error and windows can not be installed (thanks M$ very helpfull!) tried repairing windows xp, same error. even tried formatting the HDD from the repair console, it gets to 100% formatted tells me its complete, yet the damn thing is lieing to me because everything is still on the HDD!
Also tried booting into safemode, but that just hangs and doesnt even get as far as the "loading xp" screen
Any help would be great thanks Mike
P.S his system specs are as follows
windows xp home
200GB HHD (deskstar)