Re: In need of some help
Try running memtest86 on the machine. Simple, small program that's free you can burn to cd and test with. That program will tell you if the memory is bad or not. Also, I noticed you said one of your PCMCIA slots do not work. How did that happen? Did it just go out or what? That could be an issue, being something with the mainboard. The next thing you can try is going to start>run and type "sfc /scannow" without quotes. Make sure you have your Windows installation disc before you do this, as the computer will ask for it. Also, try safe mode. Reboot and continuously tap F8 while it's booting up, and choose safe mode with networking. See if you get any blue screens there. If you do, the issue is most likely a hardware issue. If not, then it's most likely a software issue, which will result in a repair or reinstallation of XP, as previously suggested. If you want the shortcut, just reformat and reinstall- hope you've backed up your data- good luck..
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