I posted about this computer before and some of you kindly offered some good suggestions as to how to get things going with it.
Basically - It's an old (2007) AcerPower FH that I was going to dedicate to video editing. The computer was fully of viruses and was going to be thrown out but I figured why not try to fix it.
I put a used vid card in (ATI Radeon X800) and two new memory sticks - 1GB each for total of 2GB (PNY). Everything's seated fine and when I go to install XP SP3, I get error messages saying that it can't load certain files, that windows might not work properly. Long story short - windows didn't work properly.
I went to repair the install, and this time A LOT!! of files wouldn't load, then when the computer went to reboot, it got stuck (where it says that it'll take about 37 minutes to finish the install.
I'm about to just wipe the drive and start over, but figure I'll run into the same problems which stinks, b/c I really think the computer would suit my needs (cheaply).
Lastly, the computer liked to do something really annoying - especially when I was trying to get it connected to the internet, it would reboot (seemingly randomly) It liked to do this a lot (again seemingly randomly) during many different circumstances.
Anyone have ideas as to how to attack this?
Again, I plan on reinstalling the OS.