Windows xp sp3
512 mb ram
80 gb hard disk
my computer has suddenly started freezing on startup, while the windows loads. i have inserted the windows cd in my drive but it can't read the cd and so the boot setup does not starts. please help. still running on safe mode
Since you are in safe mode, does the event viewer show anything significant? Also, try running msconfig and shutting down startup programs that you don't know what they are. Just make sure not to disable windows services/programs. then try to boot normally.