Yesterday while playing WoW after about 2 hours my computer screen went a weird pattern and color (has happened before so i didn't think twice about it and shut it down and restarted it). When i restarted it this time it wouldn't go past the Windows loading screen. It kept restarting itself. After a while i began troubleshooting what i could and i elliminated the possibilities that the problems are my video card (swapped it with another, no difference) R.A.M (did the same). I unplugged all my peripherals and left my keyboard mouse and monitor only. I proceeded to go into the windows repair consol and did a CHKDSK which i think kind of helped (i could see an error message this time, which came after the windows loading screen) The error message said, exactly:
A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer.
If this is the first time you've seen this stop error screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps:
Check to be sure you have adequate disk space. If a driver is identified in the stop message disable the driver or check with the manufacturer for driver updates. Try changing video adapters.
Check with your hardware vendor for BIOS updates. Disable memory options such as caching or shadowing. If you need to use safe mode to remove or disable components, respart your computer, press F8 to select advanced startup options, and then select safe mode.
***Stop: 0x0000008E (0xc0000005, 0x80818816, 0xF6F8A928, 0X00000000)
The only things that could be left wrong with it are the hard drive, motherboard and CPU. I got another hard drive from another PC and installed it onto this one, formatted and installed a fresh copy of Windows XP. The same error message came up during installation. This makes it seem like its the motherboard/CPU. After a few more tries with the old hard drive i got past the windows loading screen and onto the "Welcome" screen. I received multiple error messages of .dll files not being found. I signed into my account and slowly (it was very slow compared to normal) It began to load. When the start button came up, it restarted. This time i received an error message stating that the "system" file in the windows folder was missing/corrupt.
Today i am going to purchase another HD and install windows on that (if the same error message comes up its probably not the HD).
I tried to be as detailed as i could with the description (sorry if its a bit long). I'm totally stumped as to what the problem is and would appreciate some help.
AMD 4200+ X2
AMD A8N SLI Deluxe
1.5 Gigabyte PNY R.A.M
Samsung 200GB HD
Nvidia GeForce 6800 XT
<FONT SIZE=1>Athlon 64 X2 4800+ Toledo
ASUS A8N-SLI Premium
Lian Li V-1000B-W Black Case
Corsair XMS 2GB(1GBx2)PC3200
Samsung SpinPoint 200GB SATA3.0Gb/s x2
eVGA GeForce 7800GTX @ 490/1300
ViewSonic VX924 Black/Silver 19\" 3ms
Antec TruePower 2.0 550W PSU
Creative X-FI Elite Pro
Giggity Giggity, Allright