Clean install of XP, having some problems
Posted on 2003-02-26
I just recieved a replacement HDD from Maxtor and did a clean install of XP on a
700mhz Athlon, 354 MB RAM,64MB GeForce video agp, 16 GB hard drive, soundblaster live!, cdrom, floppy, 56k modem
first problem is that it's been locking up quite frequently, freezing or just rebooting on it's own. Im suspecting over heating because when booting with the case cover on it shows cpu temps at about 95 degrees f, which seems much higher than before. Is that normal?
I tried removing the cover and blowing a box fan in the case which seems to help, but only to prolong the problem.
All of my fans are turning fine, but the one hooked onto the processor makes a noise I never noticed before.
second problem is now my floppy drive wont work. It lights up, and device manager shows it working properly, but when i put ANY floppy in and try to access the drive, it tells me to "please insert a floppy disk".
any ideas would be greatly appreciated.