A couple of nights ago, i went to turn off my daughters pc in her room and it was frozen, mouse pointer was an eggtimer and in the centre of the screen, and wouldn't move, faie enough I tried the keyboard, windows key, ctrl-alt-del etc.. nothing. I was left with no option but to "big switch" it.
I had a look at it the next day, it started up ok allowed me to login, but as soon as it was logged in it froze again, not allowing me to do anything, again the power was cycled.
Now its freezing before it gets to the login screen, sometimes even when its still displaying the initial motherboard/memory check screen, which if i'm right is way before its even thinking about starting an operating system, which is winXp
any ideas guys & gals
any help greatly appreciated