[QUOTE=DiiZzY;2195124]Try running memtest86 for a few hours
thank you for your suggestion. i would have however the memory has been swapped out with same results. i am not familiar with the results of running memtest. will/can memtest diagnose problems with other areas of computer hardware?
[QUOTE=eric93se;2195267]Your computer is pretty old, could be a few things.
Make sure the memory is good like Danne said. Try just one stick of 1gb to start, make sure Memtest86+ shows no errors.
Make sure the cpu cooler isn’t plugged with dust, it could be overheating. Use a program like speedfan to make sure the cpu temp is something reasonable, should be below 50C.
Get a volt meter and make sure there is 12V at a molex connector (yellow to black), make sure there is 5V (red to black).[/QUOTE]
getting a volt meter is beyond my knowledge.
[QUOTE=jflan;2195541]Also check for bad capacitors.
Look for the slightest discoloration or swelling at the top of the cap.
The caps at the CPU area are the most prone.[/QUOTE]
ok too much info
[QUOTE=KTL;2196460]This is because the “large drive” support hasn’t been installed yet. Even when you format with WXP, you’ll see the same symptom. After patching with SP, the entire capacity can be seen.[/QUOTE]
actually WXP SP2 recognized all the drive capacity. however this was after using gparted.
[QUOTE=bean55;2196486]Yes Just hook the drive up as a slave drive and get what you need from it that way.[/QUOTE]
even after its been reformatted numerous times and corrupted???
i tried using Restorer 2000 but could not get it to work properly. oh well the data was not that important anyways.
the HP computer is working so far and for the price i can not complain.