Window XP Freezing
Posted 01 July 2010 - 09:57 AM
Posted 01 July 2010 - 10:43 AM
You need to borrow a Genuine OS disk from someone to do this. Does your system have the little sticker with the reg number and original OS version on it?
Posted 01 July 2010 - 10:58 AM
Will see if i can get a genuine copy of XP and start again so
Posted 01 July 2010 - 12:10 PM
You might try to contact Microsoft directly and see if they may be able to sell you a copy of XP or at least Vista at a reduced price.
The other option is to contact the manufacturer of the system and see if they can sell you the recovery cd which would include the Vista.
Posted 01 July 2010 - 12:32 PM
Will let you know how i get on
Posted 01 July 2010 - 12:51 PM
Make sure, you select tool, which is appropriate for the brand of your hard drive. Western Digital in your case.
Depending on the program, it'll create bootable floppy, or bootable CD.
If downloaded file is of .iso type, use ImgBurn: http://www.imgburn.com/ to burn .iso file to a CD (select "Write image file to disc" option), and make the CD bootable.
NOTE. If your hard drive is made by Toshiba, unfortunately, you're out of luck, because Toshiba doesn't provide any diagnostic tool.
Thanks to Broni for the instructions
Posted 02 July 2010 - 03:57 AM
Posted 02 July 2010 - 07:16 AM
I would suggest purchasing a Genuine XP Installation disk and reloading the system fresh. Backup all needed data, pictures, videos, movies and documents.
Posted 02 July 2010 - 12:30 PM
Posted 02 July 2010 - 01:11 PM
Posted 19 October 2010 - 01:38 PM
I said id update when i had a bit of news. I noticed after i stopped posting that the laptop was only freezing when it was charging.
I had an after market charger but was using it for over a year without issue so never really suspected that it could be causing any problems.
Anyway swapped my charger with my friend who has the same laptop. Mine didnt freeze when it was charging but neither did his when he was using my after market charger.
Long story short we tried every combination of swapping chargers, my battery and charger in his laptop etc etc but couldnt replicate the problem.
Also mine seemed to be stable with the Tosibha issued charger. It did freeze once or twice over the course of a few days but not every 10 mins like it was doing.
In the end I purchased a genuine replacement charger on ebay as it was cheap (13 euro) and I can report that all is good since. The after market charger for whatever reason was causing mine to freeze but not my friends. I'm happy with the cheap fix
Thanks for all your help. Maybe this may be of help to others
Posted 19 October 2010 - 02:15 PM
Congratulations. for a successful resolution for your issue.
You are very welcome. I'm glad we could help and please let us know how everything works out for you.
If there is anything else we can do to help please feel free to ask. I appreciate that you allowed me to assist you with your issue and for your patience.
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