-- Not sure if this is considered a hardware or an OS question/problem --
My PC will not start. Actually, it reboots each time during the start-up process... just after the "Checking file system..." screen. When trying to start in safe-mode, it hangs at the driver for AGP440.sys (apparently the video driver) and then reboots again. I've googled a bit and suspect that the AGP driver is the problem but I'm not sure and am really struggling with what to do next. I disabled the automatic restart and the last screen I had showed the error message shown below. I have my WinXP CD but don't even know how to start from that! Googling turned up these two informative links:
-- ERROR SCREEN 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:
Check to make sure any new hardware or software is properly installed. If this is a new installation, ask your hardware or software manufacturer for any windows updates you might need.
If problems continue, disable or remove any newly installed hardware or software. Disable BIOS memory options such as caching or shadowing. If you need to use Safe Mode to remove or disable components,restart your computer, press F8 to select Advanced Startup Options, and then select Safe Mode.
*** STOP: 0x000000C2 (0x00000043,0xCEE4C000,0x0
Beginning dump file of physical memory
Physical memory dump complete.
Contact your system administrator or technical support group for further assistance.