I'm rather stuck on how to troubleshoot this issue:
I'm running WinXP PRO SP1 with an 80 gig SATA HD, OCR 512MB on an NF7-S V.2 mainboard and an AMD 1.8GHz processor. I'm at a point now that in order for me to boot in Normal Mode I need to boot into Safe Mode and do a thorogh chkdsk on all of my partitions. A Normal Boot will only last a short while until somthing causes the system to crash-just power off, with my mainboard sounding an alarm like a European ambulance. There's more-while booted into Safe Mode and running chkdsk sometimes that will cause a crash. When I try to boot from the WinXP CD or when I try to reinstall the OS the system will crash during Install. Of course I can't forget when I try to Defrag, occasionally I'm greeted with a crash as well. I try to boot into Recovery Console-CRASH!
At this point I cannot tell which element(s) is causing the crash. I could easily go purchase all new system components and write this one off-but where's the fun in that.
I have run numerous Diagnostic programs, when I'm lucky to be in Normal Mode, and all come back fine.
I am at your mercy, DaniWeb GODs..........