About 2 days ago.. I decided to change my internet browser back to Internet explorer after trying out Mozilla firefox. I did so, and I got the regular Windows Update screen which follows after you change your browser back to Internet explorer.
I chose to install 5 optional updates... 1 was for my ATI Radeon X600 Graphics card (which contained 2 updates), and the other 3 were for my Windows XP Media Center edition 2005.
My computer, when rebooted, gave me the BSOD. I was terrified and at the same time was wondering, ah what the [bleep] could be wrong.
At the bottom, it said ATI and a bunch of codes, so I assumed that it was a problem with the updates that came with my graphics.
Turns out I was right, so I did a system restore back to before I updated it... I cleaned my computer up once again ( since that's what I was doing in the first place since it was sluggish, and no I did not delete anything important), only this time, I decided to download the updates that were for my XP... All the while, after they did download and update, I did not restart my computer right away, reassured of my success, and was browsing my computer for as long as possible before bed. I turned off my pc, and went to sleep..
When I turned the computer on yesterday morning, I was greeted delightfully by my computer not being able to boot up.
This is what happened.
1.) I turned my computer on
2.) It came on, and made it all the way to the Windows Logo screen
3.) When about to go to the username and password section of my computer, it stopped, and on my screen said "Out of Range"... (Normally it says, "No Signal Detected" when everything's fine....) And after it said Out of Range, my computer made a low pitched whirring noise as if shutting down, and brought me back to re-boot again. After that, I got the black screen automatically that said Windows could not start up. It told me it may have been a problem with my hardrive or configuration settings (something like that).. and let me choose the options you would normally get when tapping F8 repeatedly.
I tried quite a few ways to try to get into my Windows, but if I chose "Last known good configurations" or "Start Windows Normally"... it would just do the same thing.
So I put in Safe mode with Networking, and surprisingly, it worked. That ALMOSTT assured me that it wasn't something with my harddrive... But right now, it's making me believe that it is. Maybe it's something with my RAM capacity, or just that my computer couldn't load everything because of the memory itself... I have no clue. I am on another tech support forum and they're not helping me at all since they're hardly answering, so any help would be GREATLY APPRECIATED!!!!
Intel® Pentium®4 3.20GHZ, 3.20GHZ, 512MB RAM <--- this is what I think may just be the problem.. Not even 512 is that great anymore.
7200RPM with my 512mb of RAM
ATI Radeon X600 Graphics Card
My computer is an MDG.
Edited by Dario04, 27 August 2006 - 10:35 PM.