The young lady wanted it faster and cleaned up (Virus Haven) She had none of the original software. Nada, Zero, Zilch.
I had her buy a copy of XP Home SP2.
I added 2 new sticks of memory. Everything worked fine. Several days went buy before I wiped and tried the install of XP.
Upon installation of XP on the newly reformatted drive, right after the setup takes you through the keyboard choices and the product key entry and time zone settings, it goes back to finish the install and promptly reboots. At that point it goes back to the setup screen and starts all over at the "this will take 39 minutes"
redo the key, time etc.. This time it completes but has random reboot issues even when idle.
I have wiped it twice thinking the first time it was a fluke but it did the same thing twice.
I rebooted in safe mode and ran the machine for 24 hours with no reboot issues.
The video card is an older Nvidia TNT2 3800 and I installed the recommended driver from Nvidia but still reboots.
When I went to clean the CPU it was disgustingly caked with dust on the heatsink and when I went to pull it off one side was not clipped with the push to clamp clip. (if that makes sense)
Is it possible the CPU has heat damage? Is it still possible it is a memory issue- If so what can I use to check the memory other than pulling it one stick at a time.
Also when I try to connect to the windows update site through the start menu I get-
"Internet Explorer has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience."
AppName: iexplore.exe AppVer: 60.0.2900.2180 ModName: mshtml.dll offset: 00083177
Help me please! Please forgive my ignorance.