Thanks for your reply!
I changed the CD-ROM drive and that solved the problem. But now, after I installed XP, updated, installed security soft and some other soft, I am having new problems. I hope it is OK to post them here?
I have reinstalled XP (from a genuine disk, off course) because my old installation was becoming too 'clattered' and my PC was slowing down. A friend recommended to reinstall and found all the drivers for my hardware for me.
Ran all updates - SP3, Explorer 8, all the updates selected by Windows by default.
When I shut down or restart, I get a message that Explorer.exe can not be closed, so I have to select "End Now". When the computer boots, I get the following message:
"The Instruction 0x7342611a referenced memory at 0x7342611a. The memory could not be 'written'".
This is a clean install. I installed Windows, then drivers, then the following software:
Avast Home (was installed before everything else)
Gimp for Windows
Incredimail 2.0 (many errors happened during installation of Incredimail)
What is causing this error, and how can it be solved?
PS: I changed my user name because I lost my password and cannot connect to my mail for password retrieval, sorry : )
Edited by Gabby_A, 03 January 2010 - 04:51 PM.