My sisters computer had been having some probelms recently. Twice it came up on starting windows xp saying the profile which it defaultly loads into and we use, that it was corupted and u had to delete it and create a new one. So we loast all are settings. The two occurances happned within a month of each other.
Then this week when i return from hospital my dad tells me my siter computer will not load. I went up and it boots to give uthe option screen on windows xp when u dont shut it down right, no matter what u pick from start windows normally, safe mode, last doof config or other safe mode options it will start to load then get to a point and restart.
I checked the cpu temp thinking it was that but after restart the cpu temp in the bios is 30c. The computer is very well colled. WHen loading it load like normal u can here the hard drive working then it gets to a point where it sounds stuck and its at that p[oint it restarts.
So i was thinking i may be faulty hard drive but not sure, or maybe a faullty file on the hard drive. cause in safe mode load it gets tp loading a certain file that is in the /windows/system/drivers folder and thats when the noise kicks in and it restarts