Computer hanging after waking from hibernation, trouble booting up and
Posted 31 March 2009 - 03:56 PM
Posted 31 March 2009 - 05:56 PM
Try going Start -> Run -> sfc /scannow
It may prompt your for the disc if it found any problems.
Posted 31 March 2009 - 07:49 PM
Posted 31 March 2009 - 08:40 PM
Do you know how to access it through Windows or the BIOS?
If you do, then I suggest you scrap Windows and start with a clean slate.
Would it bother you if we had to back up all your files, reformat the drive, and restore them? (i.e. Do you have lots of programs that will have to be reinstalled after the format?)
Since you have so many problems, it would be better and easier to reformat and install Windows than try to fix every one.
Posted 31 March 2009 - 09:10 PM
NOTE. One needs Windows CD sooner, or later.
Posted 31 March 2009 - 11:39 PM
Posted 01 April 2009 - 09:45 AM
To answer your question Edge, I do have a lot of programs installed and my hard drive is almost full, but if it comes right down to it, I would be willing to back all that up, reformat the drive and reinstall windows.
Posted 01 April 2009 - 12:36 PM
Posted 01 April 2009 - 03:31 PM
Posted 01 April 2009 - 04:40 PM
Posted 01 April 2009 - 04:53 PM
Also make sure its a gateway one.
I forgot about the OEM restrictions.
And also, I think a retail copy of Windows Media Center would work as well. You can't buy them anymore though.
Edited by edge2022, 01 April 2009 - 04:54 PM.
Posted 01 April 2009 - 06:06 PM
Secondly, it can't be any restoration CD, but full version Windows Media Center Edition XP CD, so it doesn't matter, if it came with Gateway, Dell, or any other brand.
Then, you have a problem.
For the reason know only to Bill Gates, Media Center Edition CD won't allow any service pack slipstreaming, so you simply can't make new CD with SP3 slipstreamed into it.
If you can find at least full version of Media Center Edition CD with SP2 already on it, you could uninstall SP3, and then run sfc.
Posted 01 April 2009 - 06:54 PM
Firstly, Media Center Edition didn't come up until 2005, but the year doesn't matter.
Sorry, my mistake. Yea try to find the full version of Media Center XP. Good luck!
Posted 01 April 2009 - 08:30 PM
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