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I am getting two error messages when i start up my computer; the first one - the folder C/Windows/System/Drvstore (in bold blue) is displayed, secondly i get an error message saying "the server is busy,please switch....". Performance is also very slow even though i have 112GB memory left. I have tried everthing today; defrag etc... i even WASTED $50 on a registry fix program but that didn't resolve it. Pleas can you help
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Items in blue which are underlined are clickable to give more information about the process

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

Click start, all programmes, accessories, system tools to 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



Run Microsoft Update

Which registry programme did you use?
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RegistryFix.

Thanks for the advice...however no change, i have tried it twice.

I am also gettin an error messge when i load my XP CD "XP version on Computer is more recent than version on installation CD, so it is unable to pick up the necessary files i suppose. This is really wierd beacuse it is the exact CD (with SP1).

Any more tips?
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Because you installed SP2, though you should only get the message if you try to re-install, not repair

You can use this guide to repair XP

Possibly, you will need to press the start button and keep tapping the delete key, (possibly F2) until the PC enters set up. Change the boot order to CD ROM Drive then hard drive, press F10 then press enter, load the XP CD then type Y then press enter, as it reboots, look for press any key to load from CD, press enter

You will need the XP product key to complete this

If you have audio / video files which are subject to DRM you should check with the provider for known issues with performing an XP repair install


XP Repair Install

Windows XP repair feature won't delete your data, installed programs, personal information, or settings. It just repairs the operating system

After running XP Repair you will need to install all Windows Updates

Microsoft Update
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I have tried all the above no luck. I have reinstalled/repair windows XP and SP2 and all other windows updates available but i still get the "System 32" folder on startup (with "DRVSTORE" in blue bold) and the server busy error message.

Please help!! This is so frustrating!
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For system 32 folder

http://support.micro...kb;EN-US;170086
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Thanks....

very "basic" question, how do i get to the regsitry editor please?
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Click start then run, type regedit

Press OK or enter

Click file, click export, check the dot is in all for export range, name the file and save in a safe place

Then make the changes and reboot
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Many thanks for your help.

Due to the importance of the registry file i am reluctant to delete any data without knowledgable/expert advice. Please could you possibly have a look at the registry download & advice what i need to delate.

Thanks once more for your help.

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Can you believe i am still trying to resolve this!!

Anyway i have managed to delete all the entries in the Registry Editor but still getting the System 32 Folder on startup. Following the instructions on MS website i left the default systems enty (ie System Tray). This wasn't even available so i had to create an entry for that myself.

Attached are the entries left in the 2 Registry keys. I have been unable to delete these. Any time i do, when i log back on they still exist.

Can someone please help.....this is soooooo frustrating.

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