This morning, I turned on the computer to print out my presentation. I left for a few minutes, then came back to find the computer was starting up (or what it turned out to be, restarting). It entered a screen which stated it was sorry for not starting, and that there was a problem with starting windows XP. Stating a number of issues (my pressing a return button, new software, new hardware, power crash) it offered 5 alternative chocies, 3 being start in safe mode, one being start at a time when the OS still worked, and one being start windows, if i dont make a choice, it chooses the last option after thirty seconds.
After loading the safe mode, it clicks then restarts, and upon loading windows, it clicks and restarts.
Now I've checked, and it seems that all 4 fans are working (case, power, cpu, video card), and the cpu is 40-45 degrees celsius. It seems to think that the system fan (whichever one that may be) is going at 0 rpm, though, though it isn't stating that this is the problem, maybe i dont have one.
I haven't laoded any new software of hardware, and there wasn't a blackout last night.
Anyway, i have an amd athlon cpu (2.4?), a gigabyte motherboard, and windows XP.
Firstly, is there a way to retrieve a data file (my presentation), say, via loading DOS or placing the hardrive in a friends computer.
Secondly, how do i go about fixing it, I've got my brother sending me my utilities disk for the motherboard.
Thankyou for anyhelp, you guys really rock,
Edited by jaded-arell, 10 May 2005 - 12:54 AM.