|Hello! My computer is being a ballsack. I run Windows XP,|
At first it would freeze within 5 minutes of turning on, this started happening earlier today. I had enough time to try a few things, I used CCleaner and unsuccessfully attempted to run an AVG scan, but eventually all the programs would stop responding and I could only restart by pressing the power button.
I managed to get it into Safe Mode, but this was worse. The log-on screen worked fine, but when I actually got into the safe mode screen it froze almost immediately. When I hovered the mouse over the taskbar, it would show the hourglass symbol. It took at least 5 minutes tfor the desktop icons to appear, and then I couldn't click them.
I tried using System Restore, but it wouldn't work. When Safe Mode starts it asks if I want to use safe mode or system restore - I would indicate I wanted to use system restore, and I would get a blank screen. Again I had to restart using the power button.
At one point I restarted it and Chkdsk began, I was optimistic. I let that do its thing, it finished, computer froze as normal.
I tried unplugging every USB thing I have except my mouse and keyboard, nothing happened. Now it gets to the point during booting up at which it says "Verifying DMI Pool Data, Boot from CD/DVD", then stops, telling me to press ctrl-alt-del.
I would press ctrl-alt-del, but for quite a while my keyboard hasn't turned on until Windows is completely open.
I'm confused. Anyone know what the problem might be here, or what course of action I'm able to take?