You guys are so awesome. Thank you SO much for all the advice and input!
Okay..... to reply to everyone....
When I have reinstalled I follow the prompts from the XP cd.... I delete the partition, create a new one, and than install.
The XP CD I have is a full retail version.
Great advice about the Writer! I've noticed, sometimes my writer does read certian disks better than my CD-Rom. So I will give that a go and perhaps it will be different.
As far as the "Upgrade from ME"...... again I followed all XP CD prompts, deleting, creating a new partition and installing. I have read somewhere too that this can cause conflicts because sometimes ME still has files on the drive? So if this is the case... "HOW" I can completely wipe the drive clean and do a totally fresh install of XP?
That's what I'm doing as of this moment... I have NOT put any updates on my computer at all from Microsoft, and I've only installed the min programs.. an antivirus and firewall beacuse I am on cable access.
Here's a thought.......
I probably should have mentioned this previously... I do have a program that I use quite frequently.. it's the basis of my income... Poser 5 ( www.curiouslabs.com )... now I know this program takes up A TON of RAM when rendering any images... however.... would it also cause my computer to run hot? Perhaps overheat? Does that make sense? I haven't reinstalled that yet.... I'm going to today and see perhaps if THAT just might be the problem. When I installed it in the beginning without ANY Updates it ran beautiful. As soon as I installed updates... the system crashed... perhaps confliction there?
Okay so I should run an extended test with this diganostic program I downloaded?
Again... thank you ALL for putting in your advice and help. It's GREATLY appreciated. I really enjoy learning from you guys.
Edited by DragonflyLilly, 23 July 2005 - 05:09 AM.