I don't have much luck with computers. My PC has developed a habit of suddenly rebooting itself at random intervals - usuallyjust as it gets to the end of the boot up process (ie just after the desktop screen appears).
The error pages brought up afterwards often say that the error message was corrupted, so the faultcouldn't be identified, or that the error was due to a hardware problem.
I don't think it's a virus - could it be a failing power supply or dodgy hard drive?
Is there any softwarethat will help diagnose the fault, or should I justreinstall windows and start again? I REALLY don't want to do that, as I have no idea what I'm doing. My pc (a compaq) has a partition on the hard drive for recovery purposes - I assume thisholds a copy ofXP, as it didn't come with a software disc? I dunno.
Last night it took about 20 attempts to get the feckin thing to work -kept rebooting halfway through the startup process and taking me to the black screen offering the'start in safe mode' or 'start windows normally' options. Whichever optionI chose resulted ina loop taking me back to that screen.
I'm thinking of opening the pc up and reseating the memory chips etc. Worth a try?
Grateful for your advice, as buying a new pooter is way down the budgetary priority list at the moment.....