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F drive thing & weird thing in trash bin & defrag?


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ok i have 3 probs i really need help with
1. F cd-rom drive.
at first it wouldn't open and still won't but then i went to my computer and the little bottun doesn't show up.

2. once in awhile the recycle bin hows its full and when i go to empty it the question pops up (i mean the usual one that pops up when u delet something) and it asks if i want to delete "windows"
i don't really get it but thats all i know of that sitch

3. is a simple and prob a stupid question to ask but i have OS xp and i just wanted to know how to defrag this thing.
i just don't want to try something and mess up the computer permenatly so i just wanna be sure about this defrag thing.

any help would be great coz i really wanna get these probs cleard up
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Do you have SP2

Click start then all programmes then accessories then system tools then disk defragmenter then click defragment

Click start then run then type sfc /scannow then press enter to replace system files, you need the XP CD and it just goes off when complete. Check to see if recycle bin and CD ROM Drive work.

Click start then run then type chkdsk /f /r then press enter then type Y to confirm for next boot then enter, reboot. It will run most of boot up then go to black screen while it runs, this takes a while so run when you do not need PC

Edited by Keith, 19 May 2005 - 03:05 AM.

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whats SP2?
i also don't have the xp cd

on what u told me which one if for what

i did the defrag thing thankz
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You can get SP2 from Windows Update or order a CD from Microsoft, it is the update to XP SP1 and has a few things which are worth having.

sfc /scannow needs the XP CD but you can run chkdsk /f /r to check the hard drive

You should run chkdsk /f /r before getting SP2
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Yup Sp2 is needed for mostly any windows. Most secure and update XP version. You almost need it.
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