Memory not being used when i open programs.
Posted 23 April 2009 - 05:39 PM
Click Start, then Run, type prefetch and click "Ok". In the Prefetch window, click "Edit" on the toolbar and choose "Select All"...press the Delete key...accept the change. Close the Prefetch window and reboot a couple of times to repopulate the prefetch with fresh files.
See if the hangs persist. If they do...you guessed it...send me a fresh report.
Posted 23 April 2009 - 06:17 PM
Posted 23 April 2009 - 06:28 PM
Download and install the most recent Zune software.
See if that helps.
There's also a possibility that the HDD is going bad. Anytime a HDD is forced to use PIO as a transfer mode, it means the drive is generating errors. We'll want to check that again, too...but give it some more time. If it does reset to PIO, it will be time to run the full drive diagnostics on that drive.
Posted 23 April 2009 - 08:33 PM
Also the transfer mode switched back to poi. I will email you the new winaudit.
What is the full diagnostic scan i will try and run tomorrow.
Posted 23 April 2009 - 09:11 PM
In This Post, Broni suggested running diagnostics on the drive and provided links to the burning software to create a bootable disk. He didn't provide a link to the disgnostics software, but meant for you to download the DOS Version (you'll need to accept the agreement and provide an e-mail address). Burn the disk he suggests as an ISO Image and use it to run the diagnostics. There are instructions on the download page for doing this.
Posted 24 April 2009 - 09:50 AM
I will be able to get a hold of a XP install CD this weekend or will this not help anymore?
Those are not good errors to be seeing.
WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?!?!?!
Edited by yamalow, 24 April 2009 - 03:13 PM.
Posted 24 April 2009 - 04:19 PM
If the disk you have lined up for this weekend is the same version (exactly) that is installed on your machine, you may be able to use it to install to a new drive using the product key you found on the side panel of your machine. If it isn't the same version, you won't be able to complete the installation.
I think your best option at this point is to get a new HDD and an OEM version Windows XP disk. This would allow you to install Windows without problems and get you back to a functioning computer.
Posted 24 April 2009 - 05:45 PM
ok i have a blank hard drive that i already had and i got th CD wat do i do next? i tried to plug the new hdd in without the the bad hdd and had the XP CD in the drive but nothing happened. Do i need to have the bad hdd plugged in also? i cant get to the biod without the old hdd. f2 does not work i had to go into rescue and recovery and going to the bios was an option from here.
Posted 24 April 2009 - 05:51 PM
Go into the bios and set the boot sequence as follows
Click F10 to save and exit. You will be prompted to click Y to save and exit, do so
Make sure XP cd is in the drive
The system will reboot and you will be prompted on the second post screen to push ANY key to boot to cdrom. Push a key
Posted 24 April 2009 - 06:39 PM
Posted 24 April 2009 - 06:47 PM
" i cant get to the biod without the old hdd. f2 does not work i had to go into rescue and recovery and going to the bios was an option from here. "
This option allows you to get into bios according to what you are stating.
Having the old hd will not matter. You can put the new hd in and boot. Then follow the prompts I suggested or as you stated useing the rescue and recovery to get to the option to enter bios
Edited by rshaffer61, 24 April 2009 - 06:50 PM.
Posted 24 April 2009 - 07:54 PM
Posted 24 April 2009 - 08:05 PM
This is where you tap Del or at the bottom of this screen it will tell you what key or key combination to strike to enter setup
If not take the new hd out and try booting the system
Posted 24 April 2009 - 08:11 PM
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