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i tried the chkdsk /r thing in <run and white lil box opened closed fast nothing happened even after restart/reboot so i used command in command prompt as administrator it said something was using it would i like to do it during restart i choosed yes on restart all i read was checking C: or something like that and not even 2 minutes and it was done?
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That is pretty fast for chkdsk to run especially with the /r parameter. Did you notice if it ran 5 steps while it was running?
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ok update the chkdsk wasnt working and i did another memtest it passed 5 times no errors in about 2hours 30minutes i turn on computer and it freezes twice in a row i can move mouse but can click nothing.. finally now it wants to download drive for unknown device
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Ok so the memory is good then.
Let's see if any of the system files are corrupt or missing.

Go Start and then to Run ("Start Search" in Vista),
Type in: sfc /scannow
Click OK (Enter in Vista).
Have Windows CD/DVD handy.
If System File Checker (sfc) finds any errors, it may ask you for the CD/DVD.
If sfc does not find any errors in Windows XP, it will 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 to Flyupload, 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 and then Run
type in regedit and 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!


Thanks to Broni for the instructions



Revised and Simplified:


Do you have a valid XP CD?

If so, place it in your CD ROM drive and follow the instructions below:
  • Click on Start and select Run... type sfc /scannow (note the space) (Let this run undisturbed until the window with the blue progress bar goes away)

SFC
- Which stands for System File Checker,
retrieves the correct version of the file from %Systemroot%\System32\Dllcache or the Windows installation source files, and then replaces the incorrect file.
If you want to see what was replaced, right-click My Computer and click on Manage. In the new window that appears, expand the Event Viewer (by clicking on the + symbol next to it) and then click on System.
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ok im going to try that, also since i ran memtest it started to go non-responding wait like 5-10minutes come back for like 20sec and goes back nonresponding mode and you cant click nothing and time dont change or nothing
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when i open run sfc /scannow or the chkdsk /r both dont do anything and just close the run window?
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Also not sure if i added this but occasionly screen goes black comes back and i get a lil pop up in bottom right talking about ''system driver''
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OK at this point since nothing will work then I suggest either a Repair Installation or a Parallel installation
In both cases the data should remain safe and hopefully fix the system files.

Edited by rshaffer61, 27 January 2010 - 12:07 PM.

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can you tell me how to do this sir?
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Please help? the non-responding is comming and going but once it comes here for awhile....
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You will have to Perform a Repair Installation For Vista...guide is here...
This will allow you to repair your Vista installation and keep all of your personal user account files, settings, and programs
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would the vista disk be the disk i burnt from eRecovery and used to reformat computer?
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You can try it but be careful. On a recovery disk you will normally get two types of recover...Destructive and Non Destructive. What you would want is the Non Destructive because this will keep your data safe.. The other will format your hard drive and return the system to what it was when you bought it brand new.
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umm ok ill try it out see what happens but pretty sure i have no option i have disk from erecovery and one that says ''32'' is that a code for vista?
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Not sure what the 32 is in reference to. You may be better off trying to borrow a Vista cd from someone to do the steps. It has to be the same version you have. Home, Media Center, Pro..32 or 64 bit version
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