|Tough situation you have because it still could be a lot of |
I think the best thing to do first is to test your memory and
your hard drive. To do this, the best way is to download and
burn two discs:
1. Memtest86+. This is a free download that will test you
system's memory (and motherboard, partially). Download the
ISO file and burn it with ImgBurn.
- Download Memtest - http://www.memtest.org/
- Download ImgBurn - http://www.imgburn.com/
2. The hard drive testing tool from your hard drive
manufacturer. Most manufacturers put out their own tools
which you can download and burn in an ISO just like you did
with MemTest86+. If you identify the manufacturer, I can help
you find the test program.
Use these tools and test your hardware. Either you'll find the
answer to the problem, or at least you'll be able to scratch a
few possibilities off the list.
Note that MemTest86+ and most hard drive test tools are
available on Hiren's Boot CD, which you can download as an
ISO and burn with ImgBurn -