thanks for that diesse. I bought some new ram and put it in and on switching it on it gave the above message. I took out the new ram and tried it as it was but no luck. The AV was all up to date. I have an old hd i was going to try but i think it was set as a slave and im not sure how to set the little pins?
I also get'boot failure - insert cd' at times, but by pushing the reset button, the system then boots OK. I am on XP Home. Could this be a sign of impending trouble? I have used the recovery CD in the past, and provided you exit after the necessary drivers have loaded, there seems no need for repair. Monco