for some reason, my 6-month old PC suddenly wont boot up normally.
the problem happened today when my cousin tried to use my PC. he said he turned the PC on, then the PC auto shutdown, then the UPS gave out a continuous beep. when we restarted the PC, this problem occurred. (this is what he told me, so mainly this is second hand info)
i used the PC without any issues yesterday, almost all day. i use the PC daily. so im greatly surprised the PC wont work today.
during boot up, the Windows Advanced options menu comes up, showing these options:
1. Safe Mode
2. Safe Mode with Networking
3. Safe Mode with Command Prompt
4. Last Known Good configuration
5. Start Windows Normally
i tried all except number 3 above.
it keeps on rebooting & going back to this Windows Advanced options menu
i tried to remove & reseat my 2Gigabyte Kingston RAM. i cleaned it with an eraser too
i tried to unplug my Hard disk cables too.
i cleaned out the dust.
I never had any major problems prior this day. a minor 'problem', i encountered 2-3x (the third time happened just the other day) was the PC wont boot because a key in the keyboard is depressed (keyboard keys problem).
the specs.... what i can remember are
motherboard is Asrock 880GM-LE. AMD single core but unlocked (dual core)
Western Digital 320Gigabyte HD
no video card. (motherboard has onboard video)
Windows XP Service Pack 2
some other info
i have created my last System restore point probably 4-15weeks ago.
last time i used Advanced system care free, i think within this/last week (i use it almost monthly). mainly for disk defragmentation.
what are my options?
if i do a Windows XP repair install, will it very likely solve the problem? if i do this, all my files wont be deleted. can you confirm?
thank you very much!
Edited by canager, 07 August 2011 - 06:58 AM.