For a few months, I have occasionally experienced the blue screen of death. A simple reboot got me back up and running. After the 5th of 6th time, I decided to look on the internet for some help. Microsoft help site suggested running CHKDSK, so I tried it. Took 2 days to run! Since then, the blue screen has not returned. Things have been good for over a week now. I reboot each morning. Today, after booting up and some programs starting, the computer froze. I rebooted, and got the black screen with something like "Disk failure. Please insert CD". I inserted the Windows CD, booted to Safe Mode, then rebooted to Normal Mode.
I have not tried rebooting without the CD. Wanted to get this message out before I try that.
1) Can anyone offer advise to get to the bottom of this problem?
2) How can I create a thumb drive to boot from so I don't have to dig out the Windows CD which I keep inside the computer.
Thanks for your help.