i have a p4, 1.3 ghz, bought it about 4 yrs ago, it has 256 mb sdram.
recently it started giving me problems and i spent over 100 bucks on it at the repair shop but it was fixed only for a week even though they formatted and they said they do not give warranties.. ( ripped off)
anyway when i start windows xp the screen that comes right after the first screen is my problem, the part right before xp is loading. more often than not the computer says that i need to insert windows xp cd, boot failure.
so i open up the cpu and i bought a pressure air tin, i blow air pressure on the whole inside and then restart and it works just fine!!!!!!
but i cannot always open it up abd blow air, besides those tins cost a lot. furthermore, sometimes the computer is running and i am using say office or internet explorer or whtever and it starts making wierd loud sounds, not beeping sounds but really loud loading sounds, then it crashes. and when i restsrt it the boot sequence failure stuff comes up and i have to open it up and blow pressure air inside.
i am not too much of a computer geek so if somebody could help me out it would really be appreciated.