Posted 24 November 2005 - 06:48 PM
Firstly you need to tell us everything you can about your dad's PC. CPU, Memory size, Hard drive size, is it a 'Brand Name' PC? If so what make & model? What operating system did it have? Do you have the original CDs that came with the system?
Secondly Windows ME is the worst version of Windows you can get imho, Win98SE or Win2000 would be far better. Win XP if the PC can handle it.
Thirdly have you opened the case to check (after touching the case to earth yourself and then removing the power cord) if everything is still firmly in place? Maybe the extra RAM was not installed correctly and has come loose? Get a can of compressed air from an electronics store or supermarket and blow out all the dust from the fans and heatsink around the cpu and power supply - take the PC outside to do this if possible.
Finally, there are plenty of people here who can give you good advice, just be patient as everyone is a volunteer and drops by when they can.
Edited by Rimmer, 24 November 2005 - 06:49 PM.
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