sorry this is a little long!
Hey everyone, well I have an Compaq x1360 laptop with centrino and I am running windows xp home ed. It is about 4 1/2 years old. About 4 months ago I installed a gig of kingston ram, and it has 256 of compaq ram. Though I have not had any problems with the ram so I don't think it is the problem, but maybe. The latest thing I installed was norton 360 protection. This might have something to do with this because I seemed to have a few software problems after this, or something might have just died. Anyways, I was using my computer to burn some dvd's and I left for a while, leaving it running. Well I come back and take it out standby and it says " non-disk or disk error, replace disk and hit any key to continue" sort of like it if you try to boot up your computer with a cd in the drive. Plus the hard drive is whirling away really loud like it is thinking but for no reason. Well I hit a key and nothing it is frozen. So I try ctr, alt, delete to restart and nothing doing. Pull the power cord and battery and try starting again. It comes up to the screen with an option to enter safe mode or normal start. I tried normal start and it gets to windows boot screen and then thats it. Then I tried the option of restart at the last time it was working properly (restore). This time it works and I started running a scan and also a scan with all my anti-virus software. Well, it tells me windows discovered and fixed a major system error, could not find any more info. So I am like cool
. So shutdown to see what happens and if I am good. Well now it will not get passed the windows boot screen, I can't start it normally, in safe mode, or do a restore. So what is up with this thing? Thanks in advance!