I made a thread before, but I've narrowed my culprits down to a couple. So heres the issue.
1. Sometimes, upon booting XP, at the load screen, sometimes after or in the middle of it loading, I'll get a "Bad Pool Call" error.
2. Sometimes my computer turns off with no warning or messages, as if someone pulled the power cable right out of my pc. This happens only when I normally boot up xp. it does NOT happen in safe mode, everything is functional in safe mode.
3. At the early screen of booting, where it displays your pc info, I did get a different message than usual, it was too fast though , all I managed to see was . "update DMI" And that's something I've never seen before
4. Recently, I have not been able to get into safe mode. My PC stops at mup.sys and freezes, and doesn't do anything at that point. So safe mode is inaccesible.
PC Specs are : NZXT power Supply 500 watt
Galaxy Nvidia Geoforce GT 620 2Gb
AMD 3.0 Athlon dual core processor
Corsair 2gb pc 6400 ram
Windows xp professinal 32 bit
What I have done and tried
Add an extra fan next to HD - Did nothing
Clean PC of dust - Did nothing
Replace Video card with a brand new one- Nothing
Disconnect External display and dvd cd rom drive - nothing
And for some reason, my pc wont boot unless my cd /dvd drive is connected??? why is that? It doesn't even work, its jammed and I can't even open it
So I'm narrowing down to PSU and HD. Should I go on to replacing those?
Also, I NEED the information on my HD, so reformatting is an option I'd like to avoid. Is it possible to buy a new HD, install an os on the new HD and install my old HD as a slave to access all my crap in it?
Thanks in advance for the help.