Hi, i have only had this computer for about 6 months now, its one of eveshams award winners and they used it to win a graphgics compotition on the release of DOOM 3. The problem started about a month ago, it first said that my ISDN connection was not connected, so i checked it, it was fine then reinstalled the drivers and restarted. No change. I checked wall connection and then restarted again. This time when i restarted the computer did not load windows it only came to the XP loading logo with the blue scrolling bar and went blank. I thin restarted multiple times using various startup options and still failed. Then after about the 10th time and the dreaded blue screen came up. So after fighting a losing battle i decide to reinstall XP. Then i put the CD in and try a reinstall. Runs through the system check as usual and then pauses at "Setup is starting windows" gives me no options at all, no chance to do anything. So i thought mabe the hard drives screwed, bought a new hard drive, same problem... This is a brand new 40GB Maxtor and the CD won't install on it. So... i thought id try another operation system, i put windows 98 on this new hard drive (couldnt on the old one as it was SATA and NTFS). This worked which was a miricle and after hourse of problems claiming there wasnt enough IRQ requests i finally get it up and running successfully YEY.
***Also another symptom of this thing is whenever i move the mouse or push the keyboard the coimputer turns on, and there is nothing set in the bios allowing this****
So i have this and then i start back on track to getting XP again. I read in a different forum that someone said that there problem with XP was due to the BIOS settings, so i default the bios settings, then load 98 and it says it cant load coz hymen .sis has vanished. and i decided i give up. CAN SOMEBODY HELP.