OK so tonite I decided to get the new Microsoft patch for XP...and in the middle of installing it my rfeagin box froze. So I casually restarted it it normal mode hoping everything will be OK....nope. Windows starts to load but fails and the pc restarts. I tried all the modes, and they all act the same.
The quick restore CDs for my compaq don't want to boot either. I found a Knoppix disk and thank god it booted....now the qestion: what could be wrong and is there a way to fix this without formatting my hd?