CPU usage is constantly between 75-98%!
Posted 26 July 2006 - 03:01 PM
Posted 26 July 2006 - 03:11 PM
So it reboots....and then goes to an all blue screen with the following, kind of like 'check points' along the left hand side saying "collecting information. dynamic update, preparing installation (even though I never selevtged install, pressed R like you said) OInstalling Windows and Finalizing Installation."
Posted 26 July 2006 - 03:22 PM
"Setup cannot copy the file (file name..again there are a few it comes up with) " Ensure that the disk labeled 'windows xp home edition service pack 2 cd (which is in there) is in the drive selected below (D:) or provide the location where the file can be found."
Will the scannow run work in safe mode? Because I can't get in to windows at all anymore.
Posted 26 July 2006 - 03:36 PM
At this point an option to press R to enter the Recovery Console is displayed.
Do not select this option.
On the Windows XP Licensing Agreement screen, press F8 to agree to the license agreement.
Make sure that your current installation of Windows XP is selected in the box, and then press the R key to repair Windows XP.
do you have a xp installation to choose from..or only one...did you tap the #1 key if that was your only choice
Edited by happyrck, 26 July 2006 - 03:37 PM.
Posted 26 July 2006 - 08:01 PM
Don't worry, I'm not leaving. If you get stuck, I'll be right behind you.
Posted 26 July 2006 - 08:33 PM
Posted 26 July 2006 - 09:00 PM
I think we're beyond SFC /scannow. Let's forget about that.
Did you backup all your data like I suggested?
That may have been a BIG mistake. When you do a repair, it WILL ask for your key. That windows key is usually found on the side of your computer or on the back of your computer on a sticker. If you see that sticker, write down the key (about 25 characters long) and try the repair again. I don't see why it was missing all those files (unless the CD was damaged), but let's try to let it go all the way this time.
Then it started up and asked for the product code for the windows disc and kept wanting to register the windows disc or something. And seeing as I don't have the product code it just shut down and took me back to the log in page.
Make sure your important files are backed up before proceding!
If you do not have a sticker, then you WILL have to buy an XP CD. Unless you have a recovery CD and want to use it. If you do have a sticker, and the repair doesn't work, you wil have to obtain a true XP CD.
Edited by computerwiz12890, 26 July 2006 - 09:04 PM.
Posted 27 July 2006 - 01:55 AM
And yep, all my important documents have been burnt to disc...did that a looooong time ago. Better to be safe than sorry.
Either way I have a generic XP disc on it's way to me.
Posted 27 July 2006 - 11:47 AM
Thank you again for all your help. I'm sure we'll get there in the end!
Posted 27 July 2006 - 11:48 AM
Let me know when it comes in
Posted 03 August 2006 - 02:35 PM
Edited by Renna, 03 August 2006 - 02:37 PM.
Posted 03 August 2006 - 03:06 PM
Go into the 'Power Options' applet by clicking Start/Control Panel/Power Options.
In the 'Power Schemes' pulldown, select 'Always On...OK your way out
reboot the system......no joy
then you will probably have to buy a copy of windows...costs about $90.00
Wait on computerwiz12890...maybe he has another idea
this is another thing to try before a complete reinstall of xp...
This might help... if your CPU usage is running at 100 pecent or close to it , you can bring up the task manager (ctrl+alt+del) - click on the processes tab at the top, click on the 'cpu' tab a couple of times until it puts the processes in order of usage with the highest at the top, and it will show you the rogue process at the top that's running at 97 percent of whatever. Then you can just select that process, and click 'end process'. Your CPU usage will return to normal, but this is just a temporary fix, and obviously the problem will reoccur when you restart the PC, but you can google the problem process and get to the bottom of the problem.
doing this may make windows crash but a reboot will fix that
Edited by happyrck, 03 August 2006 - 03:08 PM.
Posted 03 August 2006 - 03:52 PM
The XP CD you bought...did it come with a key code?
And...is the key on your sticker on your computer for the same XP as the CD you just bought?
Also...if the XP that is originally on your computer an OEM version, then the true full XP CD will not accept the key on the sticker...so you may have to purchase a key...which if I remember correctly...is just 10 or 20 dollars.
Edited by computerwiz12890, 03 August 2006 - 03:53 PM.
Posted 04 August 2006 - 01:50 AM
I'm going to have to get the thing re-formatted aren't I... *sigh*
Posted 04 August 2006 - 05:43 AM
Where do I actually buy a code from?
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