XP: System Files → Slowing Down?
Posted 12 February 2010 - 10:52 PM
Posted 12 February 2010 - 10:58 PM
Posted 12 February 2010 - 11:03 PM
Posted 12 February 2010 - 11:18 PM
I'm proposing a simular idea; replace some of the files found within WINDOWS that are corrupted with clean versions from other computers of mine or simular sources. The only problem is "which files" need replacing and, after your comment about the Windows/Hardware tie I forgot about, weither they can be brought in from any of my other computers (I have two others running XP atm).
Posted 12 February 2010 - 11:31 PM
Retrieve your data, move the drive back to the original computer and reinstall Windows.
Posted 12 February 2010 - 11:47 PM
Posted 13 February 2010 - 11:07 AM
I keep getting a "Could not read the file; make sure the drive is not full, write-protected, or the file is not in use." I know the first two are not the problem here; and I doubt the files are in use (so, corrupt or something). It annoying though when I have to find the spot it failed and start it again from there, so it there a way to set up a "if you can't read/copy it, skip it!" sort of process?
Posted 13 February 2010 - 11:49 AM
Posted 14 February 2010 - 11:01 AM
In the mean time, I get a "Could not read from the disc" every...say...8 hours where the drive disappears from this computer. This computer I'm using has been through quite a bit itself (it's the one I referred to with the profile problem) so it could be it's hardware, but:
Assuming the problem does not stem from the computer and rather the drive, could such cut offs be due to corrupt files, a corrupt drive, or either?
Posted 14 February 2010 - 12:25 PM
So, I'm want to make that the new C drive and place the old C drive in the original computer's forth slot. Then I can just copy what I want back to the new C and use the old as storage I guess. -_-
Here's my problem, I've misplaced my Windows XP CD (or rather, all of them... -_-). I have the product key on the computer's sticker, just not the CD/files to install XP (in fact, we're not sure if this computer even came with a installer CD). Is there a (legal) way to obtain the installer CD and use the same product key:
- Despite that key still being "active" on the old drive (but not accessible; soon to be formatted).
- Despite that this is a different HD altogether? (I suspect this will cause complications.)
- Would trying to continue copying off the data and using the original drive a better idea? (Note, I still need the Windows XP disc ntl. -_-)
Edited by NikkuKaze, 14 February 2010 - 12:28 PM.
Posted 14 February 2010 - 12:37 PM
...and yes, as long as you have valid product key, you can legally use any Windows XP CD (like borrowed one).
Posted 14 February 2010 - 01:45 PM
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