Well since the time I changed from Windows ME to XP I seem to have got away without having serious problem but one has turned up now. I get the blue screen with the warning that Windows has been shut down for safety reasons and that I need to scan my drive for errors. The problem is when I try to scan the drive I am told that I need to restart so I go round in circles. I can only start in 'The last known good configuration' which enables me to at least ask for help. I can't start in safe mode or any other. I used 'Madboot' to see if it might help but I was told 'Windows found an error in your system files and was unable to fix the problem. Try deleting some files to free up space on your Windows drive. (The drive has 10.8GB free) If that doesn't work you will need to install Windows to a new directory'
The blue screen fault notice says ***STOP:(0XF8BOD528,0XC0000034,0X00000000,0X00000000)
Something that accompanies this problem when I do load in the last good configuration is a message that new hardware has been found when I havn't installed any recently. It goes ahead and installs it (Standard Open HCD USB controller) each time and asks to reboot, (there is also a message that says the new hardware might not work properly) I say 'no' about the restart and am able to carry on. I have looked in Device Manager where under IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers there are two yellow exclamation marks next to (1) Primary ID channel (2) Secondary ID channel. And under 'Universal serial bus there are three (1)Standard Open HCD USB Host Controller. Same with (2)&(3) underneath.
I don't know if I am dealing with a conflict of some kind or a virus. (I have scanned the whole system with AVG and Adaware with no result). Please tell me I don't need to reinstall (only if it's true). Thanks,