Help with windows XP! windows take 10 mins or so to load
Posted 21 February 2008 - 12:51 PM
Posted 21 February 2008 - 12:58 PM
Open the command prompt by going Start > All Programs > Accessories > Command Prompt. In the Command Prompt, type in sfc /scannow (there's a space between the c and the /) and press Enter. Chances are that it will find problems. It will look in one of two places: your i386 cache or your XP CD. If it looks on your XP CD, and you don't have one, press Continue and keep chugging along. Take notes of the files you can't replace.
Good luck, and get back to us when you're done!
Posted 21 February 2008 - 02:12 PM
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Edited by The Admiral, 21 February 2008 - 02:51 PM.
Posted 21 February 2008 - 02:55 PM
Also where can I find the express and service code and tags.
Edited by trips487, 21 February 2008 - 02:56 PM.
Posted 21 February 2008 - 02:58 PM
Your ESC and service tag are on a sticker on the side or back of the computer, on a labeled sticker. It can also be found in Start > All Programs > Dell Support > Express Service Code. The service tag is seven alphanumeric characters (ending in the number 1) and the ESC is a 14-16 digit number.
Edited by The Admiral, 21 February 2008 - 02:59 PM.
Posted 21 February 2008 - 03:04 PM
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800-964-8321 (XPS Customer Care)
800-624-9897 (Dimension Customer Care)
Edited by The Admiral, 21 February 2008 - 03:26 PM.
Posted 21 February 2008 - 03:32 PM
Edited by trips487, 21 February 2008 - 03:32 PM.
Posted 22 February 2008 - 10:17 AM
Right click on my computer...then properties..
Click on the ...Hardware tab then the ...Device Manager... click the + beside IDE ATA/ATAPI controllers .... right click on each Primary and Secondary IDE channel choose ...Properties... click...Advanced Settings... tab. and list what you find as the Current Transfer Mode. for each device listed for each channel...
if any are in PIO mode...
EXAMPLE ..the Primary IDE channel shows its in PIO mode
Right click on the Primary IDE channel and choose ...Uninstall.......Accept the change...then reboot let Windows reinstall the channel and the devices assigned to it ...IMPORTANT.. then reboot again
Should the channel go back to the PIO setting again in the future it indicates a problem with your hard drive. You must keep your backups current ... I highly recommend keeping FREQUENT backups anyway...just in case your hard drive fails....
Chkdsk is a utility designed to check the integrity of the data on a computer's hard disk drive as well as find and fix errors which could corrupt such data.
Running chkdsk on your Windows XP or 2000 system can repair minor Windows problems
There are several different methods that can be used to run chkdsk
start with this one.....
1. Click the Start button then... Run
2. In the Run window's Open box... type in ... cmd
3. Click OK and an MS-DOS-style black screen will appear in a new window
4. Run chkdsk by typing one of the the following commands where the cursor is blinking...
chkdsk c: /f /r and then press ...ENTER...
typing chkdsk c... /f /r will both fix errors and recover lost data. Running chkdsk with both the /f and /r options can often take a considerable amount of time depending upon the size of your hard drive and the amount of data stored on it
chkdsk c: /f and then press ...ENTER...
Typing chkdsk c: /f will only fix errors that are encountered but its much faster
5. With either command, a message will appear that says...chkdsk cannot run because the volume is in use by another process. Would you like to schedule this volume to be checked the next time the system restarts? <y/n>"
6. Type y (for "yes") and then press ...ENTER...
7. A message will appear that will say...This volume will be checked the next time the system restarts
8. Type exit and then press ...ENTER...
9. Reboot the computer as you normally would and chkdsk will automatically begin running after your reboot... While chkdsk is running you will see a light blue window with a dark blue band at the top and bottom. Chkdsk will display the specific stage it is checking as well as the percentage of completion of the stage.
You cannot do anything else on your computer while chkdsk is running. When chkdsk is finished, it will automatically reboot your computer.
Edited by happyrck, 06 March 2008 - 04:09 PM.
Posted 22 February 2008 - 01:32 PM
Oh yea I never got the answer to what XPS is. Is that windows XP service pack 2 or something else. Sorry not that great in PC language , and I put the codes in the names of the current owner on the transit for since it wouldn't let me send it and it said successful send. Does that mean it's alright or should I do it again.
Edit: I have found the solution to the java update.
Edited by trips487, 22 February 2008 - 02:07 PM.
Posted 22 February 2008 - 04:33 PM
Now that you've got the transfer successful, go head and call in and get CDs sent to you.
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