Windows XP Pro Stalls during setup + Other issue PLEASE HELP.
Hi, I have Windows XP Pro, and I have a serious problem. I don't know exactly what the problem is but I can tell you guys what is happening. Out of the blue, my computer started to act very strange in the past week; it all started from what I thought was a semi-loud noise coming from my speakers. But they didn't blow out, all that happened was my computer froze. Ever since this happened, my computer regularly started to freeze, at no particular point really, it would just freeze. I updated EVERYTHING; I ran spyware checks the whole deal. I don't think it was a virus, I ran 3 virus checks, and my startup had virtually nothing except for Norton. So, the other day I decided that I was going to reinstall windows. I have two hard drives on the computer, one is a sata drive 300gig that I transferred all of my important documents to, and the other (the one that was running windows) is a 120gig drive.
Anyways, so I install Windows XP fine and dandy. I start doing some routine updates (graphics card, windows update, nothing to out of the ordinary.) After I restart the computer, for three times it would get to the loading screen (blue bar) and just freeze right away. After this happened, the computer would give me the error "no OS found" or something similar. I opened my computer and everything is secure and I also cleaned out all the dust. Reluctantly, I insert me XP disc, set it to load from CD... It starts to load its different files needed to proceed with installation (you know before it asks you to do anything all the stuff it loads) and then when it is done I presume the last step is at the bottom left where is says "Setup is Starting Windows" when it gets to this point, I assume my computer locks up because it doesnât go anywhere after that point. My disc is completely clean and I have also tried my friendâs disc which I know for a fact works.
I am very eager to fix this problem and if anyone is willing to help me I would greatly appreciate it.