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Socket 775
P4 3.00 GHz Intel
1 GB DIMM Ram
L1 cache 16 KB
L2 cache 2 MB
250 GB SATA Western Digital HD (boot)
200 GB ATA Maxtor HD
Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
BIOS Version = ASUS P5ND2-SLI ACPI BIOS Revision 0501

It seems I have to go through a serious of reboots to get my computer going. It will always go through bios but then it usually freezes in a black screen or gives a read boot disk error. On the reboot it will sometimes repeat or go through the XP login. It usaully freezes while it loads the settings. On the next reboot it will load my settings and I'll have my backround and everything but it freezes. It usually boots fine the time after that. Any ideas on why this happens or how to remedy it????
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Sounds like you have a failing hard drive or a bad master boot record. How old is the hard drive?

I also noticed that you didn't list your PSU, this could be the problem as well. Would you share with us the specs on your PSU?
 

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I've been using antivir and I tried the programs suggested but there are no errors or bad programs to be found.

what's the PSU? IF that is the power supply, it's a 550W OCZ power supply that is also new(1 year old).

The hard drives are new(1 year old and 1 month old). I had to reformat them and there was problems with the boot record before that, that was why I reformatted and reinstalled them.
 

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I've been using antivir and I tried the programs suggested but there are no errors or bad programs to be found.
Hi,

You really need to talk to us about the brand name and wattage of your power supply as suggested by cjessee.

Also, list the amps per rail (listed on the side of the power supply) on the unit.
 

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Do you get any disc errors that show in your Event Log?

- Start -> Run -> type:
eventvwr.msc
- Click OK
- Check in the System section

What Hard Drive tools did you try?

Also, have you tried running chkdsk /f from the command line?
 

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After running eventvwr.msc these are what I found wrong

warnings:

An error was detected on device \Device\Harddisk1\D during a paging operation.

TCP/IP has reached the security limit imposed on the number of concurrent TCP connect attempts.

Your computer was not able to renew its address from the network (from the DHCP Server) for the Network Card with network address 0015F2DCDD66. The following error occurred:
The operation was canceled by the user. . Your computer will continue to try and obtain an address on its own from the network address (DHCP) server.

Errors:

The SSDP Discovery Service service hung on starting.

Timeout (30000 milliseconds) waiting for a transaction response from the WZCSVC service.

TIMEOUT<svchost.exe>
 

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after running chkdsk this popped up

The type of the the system is NTFS
Cannot lock current drive

chkdsk cannot run becasue the volume is in use by another process. Would you like to schedule this volume to be checked the next time the system restarts? <Y/N>


I used the diagnostics that came with the HD
 
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