|hey all, new to the forums so I thought I would just start by saying hello and I hope you guys can help me with the trouble I'm having.|
With that out of the way, let me get down to business.
This all started about a month ago, I took my desktop pc to a mates place and ever since I brought it back windows xp just seems to hate my computer. I would turn the pc on and it would sit at the windows xp loading screen and loop through the scrolling that it does for about 5 mins and then the computer would restart. So I thought, well my computer has been a bit messy, I'll just put windows on again. (keep in mind that I bought this computer at christmas so there is no possibility of it being age that has killed this computer.)
I proceeded to put my harddrive into a harddrive caddy and copied all my useful files across to another computer, no worries there. Then I put my hard drive back into my computer and booted up the winxp sp2 cd. it formatted my 250gb IDE drive as a 137gb partition (since windows xp has problems with drives over that size). Windows did all the stuff it had to do, formatted and copied files. It then rebooted to go into the second stage of installing, I watched not expecting an error to pop up, but what do you know, I get the following error
C:\windows\inf\bootinfo.inf is missing or corrupt
So I think, oh there must have been a small bump in the install. I ran through all the previous steps again and I got the previous error. I then decided I would try my basic XP without any service packs. This however worked. I then booted into a completely clean XP install, and, having the XP SP2 disc separate I put sp2 on this windows instalation, it rebooted my computer and to my suprise it locked up at the loading screen before the scrolling one. (the one with the bar that grows on top of the several small ones) It locks up after engulfing two of the bars. So I re-installed XP and thought, maybe I should try install my drivers for my m/b so I tried to install them, I couldn't install the first one because that REQUIRED SP2 but the rest went off without a hitch. I then installed SP2...no luck. My computer worked FINE the first time I installed everything, I haven't had to put windows back on the machine, everything went off without a hitch, its very strange what is happening.
p.s. i cannot enter safe mode at all
I have tried searching all OVER the internet and I have had no luck. I have found several fixes but so far none have worked
My system specs are...
Motherboard: Asus P5K SE/EPU (LGA775 CPU)
Processor: Intel core 2 duo E7300 @ 2.66ghz
Gfx card: Gigabyte(nvidia) 9500GT
anyone's help will be greatly appreciated, my hair is falling out over this! I have never encountered any problems that can't be fixed with a simple format.
Thanks In Advance