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Memory not being used when i open programs.


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to do that i had to go into rescue and recovery, a program on my old hdd. Then from there i could click an option to go to my bios. When i try and put my old hdd back it wont even load anymore. I still only get the black screen.
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is there any test i can do that makes sure it was the hdd 100%.
I dont want to spend money and have it not be the case.
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Click HD diagnostic in my signature below. Choose the manufacturer of your hd. Download the tool. Running this will tell us if there is a problem with HD itself. If not then we will pursue other hardware or software possibilities
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ok. i as on my other computer googling stuff about hdd wen i came across this thing called active smart. I d/l to see if it could tell me wat is wrong and it reduced the lag by bout 90% i only get it occasionally now. I do not know if is because i gave my computer a 2 day unplugg everything and just let it sit or wat but its running "ok" for now. I would like to do as many tests as i can while its at the speed. I d/l the diagnostic and will run it now.
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ok i booted up the diagnostic and im getting an error. It says unable to locate license agreement file, DLGLICE.TXT!!!
please make sure it is located in the same place as DLGDIAG.EXE...
insert correct disk and stgrike any key.
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#126
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Did you burn the program to a cd? The program is made to run outside of windows.
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yes i made a boot cd and tried running that way.
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OK, I'm not sure what is happening. I have never seen that message.



Have you tried to manually do the disk check by following the instructions found HERE?
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ok i did the manual thing and it appears to be stuck at phase 4. Also you sent me the XP home edition, i have XP Pro now.
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It won't matter as the command is the same in either. The program will seem like it stalls but let it run. It will take longer then the regular check program.How did we get to XP Pro again?
It has been a long day and I'm forgetting some things

Edited by rshaffer61, 28 April 2009 - 07:09 PM.

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um 2 days ago i was trying to use the install cd to install xp onto my blank hdd but i accidentally installed onto my old one. No biggy. Can we test other things, although some errors are pointing to the bad hdd i cannot seem to find a 100% way to prove it.
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What version of XP does the sticker on the side of your computer say it is?
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windows xp home edition. Its not rly that important lets try other things to get to the source of the problem. Are there any test or scans i can do that would show errors or faults in hardware?
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This is important because you can't install XP Pro when you have a XP Home registration key. They will not inter exchange with each other.

The system will not boot to a cd so we can't run System File Checker. It won't run HD diagnostic. There is no way to check it besides running it from Windows as I posted in reply 128

Edited by rshaffer61, 28 April 2009 - 07:29 PM.

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The file checker is working its still in the process but this is the 3rd or 4th time you had me do it.
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