This post is a little lengthy but I wanted you to know the history of this software problem
I had problems with my PC a month ago. I had a copy of Veitcong that I was playing. I switched on my PC one day and everything was sluggish and kept crashing! I don't know alot about software/hardware so I started deleting files to try and iradicate the problem. Well after deleting almost everything (including Veitcong) the problem still persisted. Eventually my PC refused to boot and I called a guy in to repair it.
He said it was the graphics card (GeForce3) and charged me £30 within 2 minutes just for looking at it!
I took it to a shop and they said the card was fine and the problem was my RAM. They replaced it but the problem persisted I eventually got them to replace the motherboard, the graphics card & the processer for £300. I reformatted the HD with a new copy of Win 2K Pro and all seemed fine. I tried to reinstall Veitcong but it stopped half way and crashed. I tried to copy the file to my HD but half way through, I got a message saying 'cyclic redundancy error'. My PC started to crash every hour and a blue screen appeared each time saying memory dump? Well last week it didn't boot up again
I know what your thinking, why didn't I replace the HD aswell right! So back to the shop it went and £100 lighter in my pocket I upgraded to a new 80g HD.
I took the PC home and tried to reboot Veitcong but the same thing occured! I tried to install Max 5 from Kazaa Lite but it does the same thing as Veitcong
I had a working copy of Max on a disk from a friend & tried to copy the contents onto my new HD but half way thorugh it read 'cyclic redundancy error' If everything has been replaced WTF do I do now Even as I type theres a delay and it takes a few seconds for the words to appear on the screen. I'm running Norton anti virus 2003.
Whenever I boot my PC I get a message in a black box saying cddriver missing in WINNIT. I've reinstalled the drivers for my CDdrive with the disk it came with. All ofther programs work fine like the internet etc, but when I try to open My Computer, everything is sluggish (even with Kazaa disconnected). I've scanned my HD with Norton AntiVirus & it found one infection which is now quarentined. I'm still getting that blue screen every hour with the memory dump message!
I've got to hand in an animation final for uni in 10 days too!
All replies are appreciated, I would love to fix this with you guys before the clowns at my local repair shop rip me off again.
Win 2K Pro (Original Copy)
MSI GeForce 5200
512 DDR Ram
Gigabyte K7 Triton N-Force2 Motherboard
A large Headache