This problem started after I installed a new heatsink and fan (artic cooling) which work perfectly well. Basically when I start the computer everythings fine until after the windows loading screen, the screen goes black and then hangs. When it hangs I can barely see the windows xp loading screen, but It will not load to the desktop. I thought it could have something to do with q-fan in the bios so I turned it off but to no avail.
After I restart the pc I get the message that windows did not startup/shutdown properly and get the options to start in safe mode or start normally etc. When I choose to start normally windows starts with no problems.
I know this isn't a huge problem but it sure is very irritating if anyone has any advice for me, very grateful I would be.