Spr 11:35 19 Sep 2006

I have installed Windows XP but I find that the CD ROM works for a short time then it seems to locks up.

I have tried to install Office 2000, it only loads in half way then stops. When I shut down for a while and re-boot it seems to run OK for a short while

I was wondering if the PC is overheating, how do I find out and how do I correct this problem

I have on the machine,
Pentium 1.00ghz, 521mb ram, 2 x SCSI CD ROM one is a writer, 20gb hard drive,

  Strawballs 12:25 19 Sep 2006

If it is only the CD rom causeing problems then I doubt if it is the PC I would say that is just your CD rom you can replace them very cheeply now even a Sony DVDRW for under £20 click here

  Spr 12:37 19 Sep 2006

I have managed to load in Norton, it asked to re-start, on re-boot up there are no Hard Drive picked up closing down for a couple of minutes on re-booting it is fine after, after downloading up-dates the same thing happened it went to restart no Hard Drive. Shut down left for a while start up every thing fine

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:40 19 Sep 2006

Disable "quick Boot" or "Fast boot" in the BIOS

  Spr 18:20 19 Sep 2006

I cannot see a "Quick Boot" or "Fast Boot" in the BIOS but there is a "Quick Power on Self Test" could this be it

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 19:01 19 Sep 2006

click here

Yes disable it and see if it solves the problem.

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