Win XP, SP2 Issue
Posted 30 December 2006 - 07:51 PM
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Any advice? How long should this install really take?
Posted 31 December 2006 - 01:43 PM
Items in blue which are underlined are clickable to give more information about the process
Start the System Restore Utility at a command prompt
1. Restart your computer, and keep tapping F8 during the initial start-up until you get options, select Safe Mode with a Command Prompt then press enter.
2. Log on to your computer with an administrator account or with an account that has administrator credentials.
3. Type the following command at a command prompt, and then press ENTER:
4. Follow the instructions that appear on the screen to restore your computer to an earlier state.
Look for the most recent system checkpoint created before the errors to restore from
For additional information about the Safe mode with a command prompt, click 315222 to see a description of the Safe Mode Boot Options in Windows XP
Click this for a guide to using Memtest
Click this to download Memtest
Run it overnight if possible
If that does not return errors, this is a good programme for checking things
Prefetch is clickable for more information
Click start then run, type prefetch then press enter, click edit then select all, (all files will highlight), right click any file, click delete, confirm
Click start then all programmes, accessories, system tools to run disc clean up
Click start then all programmes, accessories, system tools to run defragmenter
Download, install and run Tune Up 2007 Trial
Run Tune Up disc clean up
Run Tune Up registry clean up
Disable the anti virus programme then click Optimize and Improve to run Reg Defrag, the screen will lose colour during the process which can take a few minutes and then needs a reboot
Check the anti virus programme is running
Those will have cleared the drive of obsolete software errors
These are suggestions for making the most of the free trial
Click optimize and improve 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
Posted 31 December 2006 - 09:50 PM
Posted 31 December 2006 - 09:51 PM
I am able to get to the screen where it wants me to choose the boot device.
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