I have been having a really frustrating time with my computer. Here is the chronology of the evil machine.
I bought it in 2002 from a Wal-Mart in Germany (ye without sense cast the first stone)
The computer was in storage for several months, but once released it was fine.
Switching to XP system improved it.
Two weeks ago I added 256k of memory and it improved even more.
Last week the thing rebooted automatically from a Windows Auto-update and froze.
Now it almost boots up and hangs until any button is pushed, then it goes back to booting up and the cycle continues.
I've tried every option (start Windows normally, safe mode, etc.) but nothing seems to work.
I've also tried leaving the XP CD in the CD Drive to boot up from the CD.
I pulled the new memory as well.
Any suggestions? Other than never buy a computer in a German Wal-Mart?