I started with having problems using Ulead Movie Factory which would 'freeze' the PC when trying to access the DVD writer. I attempted to uninstall MF and that also 'froze' the PC as the uninstall started. I then attempetd to 'repair' MF and that again 'froze' the PC. I then tried to get into 'safe' mode and the PC decided to 'freeze' at different stages of going into Bios set-up. I tried to re-install Windows XP and that also 'froze' the PC at different stages over many attempts. I then decided to unplug the c drive and try installing Windows Xp onto my d drive and again had many attempts with the install stopping at different stages. I then un-plugged all hardware from the motherboard just leaving the video card in and then again tried to install Windows onto the d drive, again with the install 'freezing' part way through. There is also now a burning smell - I am suspecting that the processor is playing up - any ideas?
I have now installed Windows XP onto my D drive (seperate hard drive) successfully and now made it the master and PC booted and has started OK. I have now run a 'scan disk' on the old C drive and there are loads of errors (inserting an index entry with ID...up to 5468 and counting into index $SII of file 9). I will format the old c drive and then try loading Windows onto thay drive and we will see what happens!