(this might need to be in the XP forum)
I went to do the update( for the game) using my friends account which had another expansion installed . However, my PC only had the original and first expansion, although since the program scans files it would not try to update.
(note, not asking about FFXI help here. Just stating what happened)
(I turned my computers language to japanese, and installed the language pack, however that may not be a cause of the problem i dont think)
Eventually the Download would stop. It said "internal hard drive error" so i had to restart. I eventually got it all downloaded. THe thing is, that i think the problem may have rooted right then and there. since the files that were not there were probably the things causing the overall issues. I dont know exactly buti think that may have caused the problem.
THen, once i began playing the game..after a little while later..The computer randomly restarted. I was really really ticked. After a short freakout i was hoping this wouldnt happen again.
The next day, it restarted after i was playing the same gaime again.
Then it happened when i was playing Counter strike source. NOw i was really confused.
my friend sent me a registry cleaner,and adaaware. So i ran both and then no difference in performace. I installed Everest and took a look at my heating. my power fan hadno monitor, so i think its unplugged. however, the computer was running fine before the moument. with my huge case, it gets a lot of ventilation.
After all of this, i prepared to reformat. Having a problem with the computer like this that was not really instant fixable, i burned a dvd of my information and made a 98 Boot disk.
(now i took apart my computer, installed my other 8GB hdd, on another HDD controller and then closed ti all up. When i went into windows, i could read and write to the drive , it was working and capable)
I rebooted with the boot disk. ran Fdisk
deleted the primary partition on disk 1.
Deleted the partition on fixed disk 2.
went back to the main disk and created a dos partition
size 10GB( of my 120 GB drive, drive 2 is 8gb(linux drive mainly))
then, i went back and threw in my XP install CD
however, setup actually went blue screen for the first time. Ill have the error up here later if needed .(im typing this at school, since my computer is fubared)
So i tried it again, and the same blue screen came up!
so i started getting ready to install my linux(slackware)
i made my boot floppy, and everything needed in dos.the last error i recently encountered was that when booting from my linux boot floppy, it didnt like the floppy( something wrong happened there)
so now im gonna replace the floppies with brand new ones and try it again . for some reason it wouldnt boot off cd
What im asking is
a) for any insight on the problem, what i might want to try
b) any hardware parts that may have caused the problem, and suggestions of what to replace.
any input will be greatly apprieciated