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Burned the disc as you directed.
No ISO in sight.
A BOOT and an IMG file as I described before.
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Boot and img file now on the burned disc?
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Yep.
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:) You finally got it. I had a feeling you were unzipping the iso and thats why everything was not working.
Now do the following
Reboot and tap the DEL key on your keyboard on the first black screen. This is the screen where memory counts up.
This should get you into the bios\cmos area
DO NOT CHANGE ANYTHING IN BIOS WITHOUT INSTRUCTIONS
Now you need to find the bootup sequence area. The first boot device needs to be change to cdrom
second is hd
Once that is changed then click on F10 key to save and exit.
Make sure the cd you now have is in the cdrom drive before

The system now should reboot and the cdrom should boot on its own at this point

Run memtest for at least 2 hours
If it starts showing any errors during that time then you will have to replace the memory
If there are no errors after 2 hours press Esc and that will end the tests
We will then try other options
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Ran for 2 hours.
No errors.
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Then we have no memory problems. The last thing we can try is this

Go Start>Run ("Start Search" in Vista), type in:
sfc /scannow
Click OK (hit Enter in Vista).
Have Windows CD/DVD handy.
If System File Checker (sfc) will find any errors, it may ask you for the CD/DVD.
If sfc won't find any errors in Windows XP, it'll simply quit, without any message.
In Vista you will receive the following message: "Windows resource protection did not find any integrity violations".

For Vista users ONLY: Navigate to C:\Windows\Logs\CBS folder. You'll see CBS.log file.
Usually, it's pretty big file, so upload it here: http://www.flyupload.com/, and post download link.


If you don't have Windows CD....

(this applies mostly to Windows XP, since Vista rarely requires use of its DVD while running "sfc")
Note This method will not necessarily work as well, as when using Windows CD, because not always ALL system files are backed up on your hard drive. Also, backed up files may be corrupted as well.

Go Start>Run, type in:
regedit
Click OK.

Navigate to the following key:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Setup

You will see various entries (Values) on the right hand side.

The one we want is called: SourcePath

It probably has an entry pointing to your CD-ROM drive,(usually D:) and that is why it is asking for the XP CD. All we need to do is change it to: C:
Now, double click the SourcePatch setting and a new box will pop up.
Change the drive letter from your CD drive to your root drive, usually C:
Close Registry Editor.

Now restart your computer and try sfc /scannow again!

Edited by rshaffer61, 10 May 2009 - 02:19 PM.

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cant locate the cd at the moment
when trying to run scan theres a request for the cd
ive been in the registery and made the changes as you directed

Edited by elielieli, 15 April 2009 - 10:52 AM.

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If you vchanged the registry as instructed then the need for a cd should not be needed. The registry fix is to make the sfc /scannow look at the hard drive and not the cdrom for the needed files
Reboot and You should be able to go to
Start>Run> type in sfc /scannow and press enter. If registry was done right then the program should run without cdrom
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double checked
still getting a request for the cd
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OK then you will have to locate the cd to complete that step. :)
With that I will wait to suggest anything further as this step may take care of the problem and I don't think we want to chase wild horses if we have a corral with a tamed one waiting for us. I reread everything and I noticed that we really don't know to what extent your system is freezing and for how long.
Can you please detail what happens
If it happens in a certain program like internet browsing, bootup, randomly in any program.
How long does the freezing happen and does the system continue on or does it force a reboot.
Also would you please run a defrag now as it has been awhile since we started all this. I myself find windows internal defrag does not do as good as a job as Auslogics or JKdefrag.
Either of which is located in my signature below. I personally use Auslogics and find it does a much better job of defragging my hard drive. Alot of the techs here on GTG recommend JKdefrag and say it is better also. I would suggest using one of them and see what kind of drive space it can recover for you. I still believe that part of your problem is not enough free space. After getting the sfc scan to run this will fix any internal windows files that may be corrupt or missing that may cause your issue.
Please reply back with the results of defrag and if your system seems to operate better afterwards

Edited by rshaffer61, 15 April 2009 - 11:39 AM.

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it freezes randomly.
you can run various programmes for a good while before everything stops.
or it can happen as soon as you open a programme , any programme.
its happened a few times also that a blue screen appears detailing somekind of error.
ive also noticed that when you run a media file there can be choppy distortion in the audio.
when it freezes your prevented from continuing.theres nothing you can do but switch of manually.

Edited by elielieli, 19 April 2009 - 07:19 AM.

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Thank you for the reply. Have you had any luck in locating the Win XP cd so that you can run the sfc /scannow ? Borrow from a friend with the same type as yours Home or Pro
Also have you run the defrag again to see if that will help?

Just a FYI, to replace your hd with a larger capacity drive depending on if it is
IDE Here
Sata Here
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What is the update you have now?
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Hi there! :)
Okay , Ive tried running the XP disk with sfc /scannow.
It runs for about an hour then just as it gets to the end it freezes.
Ive tried several times now and its always the same result.
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Download Speedfan (The download link is in the first line of the second paragraph), and install it. Once it's installed, run the program and post here the information it shows. Please take a screenshot when you have Speedfan showing and attach it to your next reply.

To do a screenshot please have click on your Print Screen on your keyboard. It is normally the key above your number pad between the F12 key and the Scroll Lock key
Now go to Start
All Programs
Accessories
Paint
In the empty white area click and hold the CTRL key and then click the V
Go to the File option at the top and click on save as
Save as file type JPEG and save it to your desktop


Attach it to your next reply

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Edited by rshaffer61, 06 May 2009 - 06:41 AM.

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