XP restart problem

  haverhillhammer 14:34 30 Apr 2006
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Running XP. on a regularly used PC.
One day, everything works fine, then the next day, I start it up.When it gets to the first XP screen, the PC restarts itself, and continuously does this.
As there was nothing on the drive that I needed, I decided to format and install . This all goes well, until right near the end of the install, when I get an error 'cannot install run.dll.

Does this sound like a hard-drive problem??

  Strawballs 14:39 30 Apr 2006

Did you do a quick format or full

  haverhillhammer 14:42 30 Apr 2006

I did the quick one first, then the full.Same error each time.

  Strawballs 16:57 30 Apr 2006

Have you checked you windows disc for scratches or dirt

  haverhillhammer 17:11 30 Apr 2006

I am at work at the moment, so I'll have a look when I get home.

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