Posted 17 July 2010 - 11:32 AM
Need some help with fixing my son's pc...it's a dual core athlon running xp pro and has worked fine until recently. problems started with pc powering down randomly without warning.
I checked for viruses and the like but found nothing, so changed the hard drive and re-installed xp pro from scratch.
That seemed to work, except a few days later, it now hangs on the logo screen. booting under safe mode, it seems to stop at the point where it loads the multiprocessor driver, at least that's where the bootlog showed it failed to load any drivers.
Does anybody out there know what's causing this fault...is it hardware or software?
I've changed the hdd and the psu and now i'm stuck with reloading xp again, but without a real reason for the fault i can't be certain if it will happen again.
I've heard that XP sometimes has a problem with amd chips..could it be a recent system update downloaded a rogue patch or something?
Any help would be greatly appreciated.