I can't get my computer to boot from my Knoppix CD either.
Again, any help will be greatly appreciated!
So sometime last night the computer froze and when I went to use it this morning I had to do power it off as it wouldn't respond to anything. Ever since then it just continually restarts whether in safe mode or normal mode when it gets to the Windows XP splash screen. I've spent the last couple of hours going through previous posts in this forum that have to do with this problem and have tried a few things but nothing is working.
Heat is not a factor as I spent about 15 minutes in the bios monitoring that and it stayed around 96F. I removed one, then the other memory sticks and tested them in both slots. The capacitors all look fine on the mainboard. I have disabed the slave HDD and the slave DVD drive just in case (of what, I don't know).
I'll be honest, I haven't been able to figure out with these problems how to do a scandisk and/or chkdsk.
The last straw is this: I tried to do a repair and while it was still loading system files I got a blue screen with the following error message: A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer. If this is the first time you've seen this stop error screen, restart your computer. If this screen appears again, follow these steps:, etc. (If anyone needs the whole message let me know.) It wasn't the first time as I got it one other time when I disabled automatic reboot on system failure. So now I'm stopping, and awaiting any suggestions.
WinXP Pro SP2 (with all updates)
NAV (fully updated)
512M DDR (Crucial)
AMD Athlon XP 2400+
128 M Video (MSI RX9200)
DFI NFII Ultra-AL Mainboard
80G WD (partitioned into two 40G)Master
40G WD (partitioned into two 20G)Slave
Thank you in advance for any suggestions anyone may have!