Originally posted by ctek681
is there any way to fix it then? what do u suggest i do?
RAM: You could try reseating it. Also, you might want to try running your system on one memory module at a time (assuming you have more than one memory module). Sometimes the RAM becomes faullty and causes random faults like this.
PSU: To really test the power supply, you need to swap it with another one. Hopefully you have an extra one around
CPU cooling: Sometimes if the CPU gets too hot, the system performance will take a hit, or will lock up or reboot.
OS: To fix corrupted files in the OS, you'd have to reinstall it. To do this, you have to go into BIOS (when the boot up asks you to press del). While there, change the startup drive to be your cdrom. Then, on you next bootup, put the WinXP cd in the cdrom and (hopefully) boot off that. Then you can reinstall the OS from there.