Also, which XP are you installing? Pro or Home and which service pack?
Did you install all the appropriate drivers during the XP reinstallations? XP doesn't provide motherboard/chipset drivers, video drivers, audio drivers, etc. You must install those separately.
Hope this helps.
my computer its about 5 years old. has windows xp family 2005 on it.
well here is my problem, i have reformated and installed
xp family, did all the updates, downloaded avg for anti virus
defraged. when i have done all of this i can go on the internet
shut down the computer turn it back on all of this on the same day
and everything works fine.
ok next i shut down the computer for the night (i am talking for
maybe 8 hours at the most). i go back and turn on the computer and i
get this blue screen and it says i have a hardware or software problem.
i do not know enough about computer so i have reformat and install xp
family again and everything works fine, until i shut it down for
the night and i have that blue screen again that says i have a
software or hardware problem.
so i took it to a tech and they checked it out and said everything
was good. i brought it home and guess what???????????
AGAIN WITH THE BLUE SCREEN AND IT SAYING I HAVE A HARDWARE OR SOFTWARE
what is my problem and how do i fix it. i do not think its that hard to fix but i do not know how. and the tech that i took it to was not much help and cost me lots of money
i can follow direction if it is not to technecal. please keep all help as simple as possible.