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cdodge

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Hi all,

My computer froze the other day and wouldn't shut down. My wife did a hard crash by pulling the plug and then restarting the system. Now during the reboot process I get the stupid Windows XP incountered a problem restarting would you like to start in safe mode, safe mode with command prompt, last known settings, or start XP. It doesn't seem to matter which option I chose the program starts to load then a blue screen of death appears (for like 2 sec's) and says something like terminal error, and then reboots the system. I'm not 100% sure what the blue screen says because no sooner does it appear thent he system goes into reboot. It seems to stay in this cycle until I pull the plug again. I have the XP disc's and figured I might need to get a new hard drive. Is this the best option? Would I be able to run the old drive as a slve drive to pull off information? (still not 100% sure how to do that either. I've seen people do it but never done it myself). Any help would be appreciated. Thanks.
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If you have more than one stick of RAM in the computer, try using one at a time and see if the problem persists.

This sounds like a RAM thing.
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I'll try that. RAM has never been an issue before. I just upgraded to XP about 6 months ago from ME. I bought the computer about 7 years ago.
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