Two days ago the the system would not even boot up, it was stuck in the Windows Advance Option Menu. It would retry rebooting in normal mode then the blue screen came up and then jump back to the Windows Advance Option Menu again. I do have a OEM Windows XP service pk 2 disk.
I went into the bios and tried booting the OEM Windows XP disk and the system gave me a ACPI.SYS error and would not run the OEM Windows XP disk at all.
Yesterday I took out the motherboard battery and left it out for about 10 mins. then re-installed it, Restarted the system same issue, Went right back to the Windows Advance Option Menu tried to start in safe mode, it went right back to the bluescreen.
I shut the system down, removed the power cord to the tower and rearranged the RAM into different slot and restarted the system. Once the system came up it was back in the Windows Advance Option Menu screen.
I then inserted the OEM Windows XP CD and tried booting from that disk to try to see if I could do a repair. Now the OEM Windows CD was working and gave me two options repair or install. I chose the repair.
First thing I did was a fixboot then I did a CHKDSK /P C: this came up with some volume errors so after a little reading I performed a CHKDSK /R C: and it took about an hour and it came up with no errors. I then ran CHKDSK /P C: again it came back with no errors.
I exited the boot disk and tried restarting from the hard drive. First thing to pop up on the screen was the Windows Advance Option Menu screen, I chose safe mode. You could see that it was trying to load up in safe mode then right back to the Windows Advance Option screen.
This is where I am and holding for some ideas.