|It is by no means certain that the original crash was a software fault - it could just as easily have been hardware. If it was hardware, by attempting a Windows reload we could now have a software issue too.|
One option is to make a Live Linux CD (on another computer) and boot with it.
This runs from just RAM and CD but you can access your Windows files on the HD.
It will give a better clue as to where the problem lies (or doesn't).
Whatever, watch this space for other ideas too.
I overlapped with above post - both typing at once probably.
Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks