So my computer did some pretty hardcore dying on me, and I really need some help to figure out why.
It used to be that when I would play a game or do several things at the same time my computer would "freeze" (video would lock up, sound would continue to run for a little then sound like a skipping CD for about 5 seconds...) and I could hear the sound of one of my two hard drives spinning up again. Red Flag? I think so. But I kinda just ignored it, because I'm smart like that.
So that whole thing would happen off and on, sometimes it would do it 20 times in a day (the freezes last a good 15-30 seconds) and sometimes it wouldn't do it for like a whole month or so, or at least long enough for me to forget about it.
Then after I get home one day, the thing was stuck at the initial boot screen trying to detect the Master HDD. I just hit a hard restart and it detected everything, but I noticed the computer didn't do the start up beep thing (yes that is the technical name...but as a side note wtf makes that noise?). Anyway, After all my bootup screens finish, including the windows load-bar one, a blue screen of death (BSOD if you will) appears and notifies me that some /SECURITY file is missing from windows that that a Physical Memory Dump was starting. After a bit Windows told me to contact my sytem admin (aka-myself) as the error was not a software issue. So each time I restart this thing happens...never different. I did open up the case and notice my second HDD was really really hot, but other than that everything seemed fine. The XP Pro OS is installed on the 1st one, BTW.
I did try to repair AND reinstall windows, but both of those fail. I also tried all the safe modes, and the "your last configuration that worked" modes, but those gave me the same BSOD. If any of you tell me to try any one of the things I just typed, I will just jump off a building. Probably a really tall one. Maybe onto your mother
. I just really need some help....really. If you are lucky and you actually help me out, maybe you will get puch and pie. What is broken and how did it break?
EDIT: semantics and spelling are fun!