I have a second computer which I keep to do any long-winded jobs while I work on my first computer. I had some problems on it so I wiped the hard drive and started to re-load winXP. After many attempts which all resulted in the BSOD, I decided to try my old win 98se disc. This loaded OK with no problems and it is now running fine. Does anyone have any clues as to why XP would not load although it used to run XP with no problems. It is an Athlon 1.7 gig processor with a 40 gig hard drive, 1/2 a gig ram on a v266 m/b. p.s. I am reasonably experienced on dealing with computers which I have always built myself, but this has me stumped.
An aged Evesham that one of my flock has has been particularly troublesome these past months- with 'upgrades' and reinstalls galore. This most recent time however- a full F/Ddisk 'clear'and format and then install XP which wanted also to 'Format' seems to have done it. I had it running for 4 days as a 'soak' and was able to return it 'reborn' on Friday last[Fingers Crossed]
Following advice from Microsofts knowlege base, I disabled cpu cache in bios and tried again. This time XP loaded but so slowly it took about 16 hours to get through installation. It would appear that my cpu is giving up the ghost. Thanks to those who offered help. I will now mark as resolved.
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