Posted 19 May 2004 - 11:43 AM
I have a Compac 5000US computer and it has become very unreliable. Sometimes, when I turn it on nothing comes up. I changed the memory in the slot and it worked for about two weeks. The same thing happened and this time it did not recognize the hard drive. I checked the hard drive on two other computers. On one it would not reconize the HD, on the other it did and it said it had a virus. I formatted the hard drive and it worked, but because of formatting It would not accept the recovery disc from Compac. I installed Win. 98, It could not find the drivers for the onboard video, audio, or the modem. I installed XP and it worked fine. But... it only worked for a couole of days and it did the same thing. I tried changin the memory again and it worked for awhile. What could be the problem?