Question about Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
It looks like that you have got problems enough to cut through the "red tape" and buy a all together new computer.
Maybe it is a perfect New Year present to you, as those two problems demands money and knowhow.
Your BIOS need a Flash (new software).
BIOS are an acronym for basic Input/output System. It is the boot firmware program on a PC, and controls the computer from the time you start it up until the operating system takes over. When you turn on a PC, the BIOS first conduct a basic hardware check, called a Power-On Self Test, to determine whether all of the attachments are present and working. Then it loads the operating system into your computer's random access memory, or RAM.
The BIOS also manages data flow between the computer's operating system and attached devices such as the hard disk, video card, keyboard, mouse, and printer.
As you may have noticed, your main problem lays I your hard disk, if it has a defect, the BIOS will react (in your case crash), and normally it would come with an error like error in memory address 000a2100000a2320.
The program that checks this lay in an EPROM (Erasable, Programmable, Read Only Memory) that hold this startup procedure, - it needs to be "reprogrammed". This EPROM can be flushed with a new program, but if anything goes wrong while flushing, you need a new BIOS, and it can be a challenge to get a new one.
You may think that a new hard disk may solve your problem, and it might, but then you have to reinstall you Windows software again, as a new hard disk is empty. And taking the chance that you may get upset, I don’t think installing Windows is within your field.
Now, if you go and buy a new computer, do get a model with either Windows XP or multi boot with Vista and XP, and when startup, choose XP. Microsoft has admitted that Vista Is almost as big a mistake as Millennium.
I realize that this is not what you expected, but as you trust me enough to go direct to me, I´d rather tell you the truth than make you start out a dead end road.
Marry Xmas to you and yours.
NB. I have noticed that you try to solve problems yourself – pdon’t Ashley
Posted on Dec 29, 2008
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