I have got my PC yesterday. The old DVD/RW was broken so I had to borrow one from a mate.I've installed Windows XP as usual, installed a few programs then restarted. It restarted but when it got past POST, the Windows XP Professional Load Screen started to fade in but then froze. I've waited a few minutes but it wouldn't get past it. So I have rebooted the PC. When it got past POST I've got the screen with "Sorry for the inconvenience blah blah blah". I click "Start Windows Normally" and it boots up. After a while I've rebooted it again. The same thing happened. I did a Windows Reinstall. For the first 3-4 boots it worked great. Then it happened again and I had to restart like 3-4 times before it booted up successfully. Here is my hardware:
Mobo: MA785GT-UD3H CPU: AMD Phenom II X2 555 Black Edition Video Card: Gigabyte ATI Radeon HD 5770 1GB, GDDR5(When I've first mounted it in the PCI-EX slot I've noticed that on it;s surface there was like a layer of grease and I've seen some scratches but I reckon it's just a protective layer or something. If not, please tell me.) HDD: old Maxtor 80GB(gonna buy a new one soon)
Thanks in advance.
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May be bad sectors in HDD. Buy the New HDD asap & try!