Hello everyone, I stumbled upon the site via google and it looks great so far.
Okay, as for my problem, my parents' custom PC (my old one) doesn't seem to work except in Safe mode at the moment. I came home two days ago and plugged in a used usb keyboard of mine into the computer, then when I turn it one, it wouldn't work. I don't think this is the problem, but it doesn't hurt to say it.
The problem I'm experiencing is: After seeing bios and the loading bar for Windows XP, right before the login screen, the screen flashes some random lines and then crashes.
My components are:
Windows XP Pro 32bit
Intel 875PBZ mobo
1.5 gigs of ram
250 gig hard drive (40 and 210 partitions, 40 for windows and 210 for storage)
ATI x1600 512 Megs Video Card
What have I done so far:
-I tried in Safe Mode to do a virus scan and spyware scan. Removed any unnecessary items.
-This didn't work, so then I search on google and found this site where someone recommended to use the Windows XP disc to do recovery mode. I used the chkdsk /r and recovered the operating system. After doing this, the system worked fine for one reboot. After installing new video drivers, the system crashed after the reboot.
-I then tried to install Windows Vista Home Basic 32bit on the system, after completing the process and booting into Windows, it popped up a message saying I need to reinstall.
-I then decided to try to reinstall Windows XP Pro 32bit again, I was able to do everything and then was able to get into Windows. I installed some drivers and then proceed to reboot. During the reboot, the same thing happened as before.
What I can do at the moment: As I said before, windows works fine when I'm in safe mode, but not in anything else.
Any help would be most appreciated!