My wife's computer has had a life of its own lately. I've copied her data to another computer, and have been trying to install XP Pro to it. It has been running just fine for ages, and decided it didn't want to work any more.
It bluescreened with an invalid configuration error, which was traced to a bad DIMM. After that was removed, its been gving random messages when starting XP stating that the /windows/system/config file is missing or corrupt.
It's a self-built PC with the following items:
- ECS K7SEM v3.0 Socket A motherboard with built-in video, sound, network and 2 DIMM slots. Video RAM is set to 8 MB.
- Athlon XP 1800 processor
- 256MB PC133 DIMM
- Agere-chipset PCI Winmodem
- Western Digital 40GB IDE hard drive
- OptiRite 48x CD-RW drive
With the exception of the modem, all items were bought new and have not given any trouble until recently. Originally it had an Intel chipset modem in it, but it is in the backup machine now.
This is the third time I have tried to fix her computer. I'm starting to think it could be the hard disk.
Anyone else have some suggestions?
Thanks ahead of time.