I am hoping someone has gone through this before and would have some tips...
I have a Compaq Presario S4010CL (2.4 Intel Celeron, 40G harddrive and 1GB of RAM) with Windows XP Home Edition. I had a Geforce FX5200 before taking it out during troubleshooting.
A while back, the PC started to turn off and restart in the middle of an application...This became more frequent until it would not go through startup without turning off and rebooting (a neverending cycle of frustration). I tried going through in Safe-mode, but encountered the same problem. I did receive the dreaded blue screen on various occasions, but with varying error codes.
I tried the Windows XP rollback feature, but the problem continued...I tried the Compaq recovery tool, but got the same result.
Now I am trying to do a full system recovery with the six recovery disks that I set up when I first got the PC. Once it leet me get to the third disk before turning off and rebooting, but that's as far as I could get before getting the blue screen (0x0000007E). I removed everything to leave the system barebones(soundcard, video card) but still have the problem.
Does anyone out there have any idea what evil has taken over my machine???
Thank you very much!!!