This is a bit of a saga I'm afraid, but hang in there
I really don't know if this has anything to do with it, but about 4 weeks ago I reformatted and installed Slackware8.1, Windows ME and Windows 2000 in that order (and on separate partitions). All was well, and Morrowind ran perfectly (you can tell this is my main issue here
Then about 2 weeks ago, I started getting blue screens like "Windows cannot write to drive C:
data and files may be lost. " (under ME)
and "Fatal Hardware Error" (under 2k)
plus the obligatory meaningless hex.
on rebooting, sometimes the harddrive wouldnt even be detected, or sometimes it was, and couldnt be booted off. Either way, I figure there is something rather serious here, especially after reformatting separate partitions and reinstalling windows. I don't have time now, but after Christmas I am going to go for a full backup and start clean. Are there any other suggestions as to what the problem is?
PS It passed a surface scan fine, and does anyone know a good piece of memory checking free/shareware to eliminate that problem?