ok, so my computer has not had Windows Update for quite awhile since I bought it more than 3 years ago. now I'm in college, our University requires us to install windows update, so I went to the microsoft website and checked my system. after that, it kept installing stuff every time I turned on the computer, and asked me to reboot the system every single time... this happened more than 5 times or so, and each time my computer was ok.
however, when I tried to install Windows Service Pack 1, there was an unknown error, and I was not able to install it for some reason. but after that, everything was running fine, apart from when I was updating my iPod software and I pulled out the port, and it changed to the blue screen and I had to reboot my computer. but things were fine after that.
the next day I switched on my computer, it was doing one of those automatic downloads again, and this time, after I rebooted the computer, it started to download and install Windows Service Pack 2.
downloading and installing windows SP2 was fine, except I guess that it was starting to take too much space?? anyway it said that I didn't have enough harddisk space, so I used Cleanup! Software to clean up all the temporary internet/windows files from my C:/drive (which is my only harddrive), and that cleaned out more than 500mb's of space. after that, the installation went perfectly well, and I was asked to reboot my computer again.
NOW THIS IS WHERE THE PROBLEM IS: after that, when the computer started up, it would run fine until the Windows XP screen appears, (which I guess means that XP is about to start), and then later on it goes black (which is normal), but after that the whole computer system stopps moving and it re-starts the computer. this happens over and over again. I tried to switch off the computer by pressing on the "power" button, and restarted it a few minutes afterwards, but the same thing just kept happening over and over again.
I own a laptop by the way, and now I'm using a university pc to search for help... cos I have lots of work saved on that computer, and I have a paper due in tomorrow, so you can say that I'm in a very desperate state, so any help is deeply appreciated.
thanks in advance!!!!!!
Edited by yw37, 29 September 2005 - 05:08 AM.