Partition after install
Posted 21 April 2006 - 12:47 AM
Posted 21 April 2006 - 06:52 AM
It's always best to partition just a small part of ur drive for windows, after a reformat, say 10 gigs, so you can format and partition at will without fear of problems in the future. cool
Posted 21 April 2006 - 07:21 AM
Posted 21 April 2006 - 07:27 AM
Click start then run, type prefetch then press enter, click edit then select all, right click any file then click delete, confirm delete
Click start, all programmes, accessories, system tools to run disc clean up, then from system tools, run disc defragmenter.
Click start then run, type sfc /scannow then press enter, you need the XP CD and Windows File Protection will show a blue onscreen progress bar, when the bar goes, reboot
Click start then run, type chkdsk /f /r then press enter, type Y to confirm for next boot, press enter then reboot.
Windows will appear to load normally then either the monitor will show progress or the screen will go blank, do not disturb this.
This will take an hour or so before it gets to the desktop.
Download and install Tune Up 2006 Trial
Run Tune Up Disc Clean Up
Run Tune Up Registry Clean Up
Click Optimize and Improve to run Reg Defrag, which will take a few minutes and need a reboot. You should disable the antivirus programme to run this and check it is running after the reboot
After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to optimize the computer, select computer with an internet connection from the drop down menu, this also requires a reboot
After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to accelerate downloads, select the speed just above your actual connection speed, this requires a reboot
After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to run system advisor
If no change, the next thing to do would be a repair install, this will leave data and settings intact
After running the repair it will be necessary to install all Windows Updates
Posted 22 April 2006 - 02:55 AM
Posted 22 April 2006 - 04:02 AM
Click start then run, type sfc /scannow (with the space) then press enter, this should start the system file check, you get a blue progress bar which goes off when the check is complete, reboot the PC and choose XP Home if it asks
Does the PC run apart from the choice at start up
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