See if it will now boot
Windows XP Home SP3 will not load
Posted 06 September 2010 - 04:10 PM
Do you wish help with cleaning up and running further checks
Posted 06 September 2010 - 04:45 PM
I left my reply open-ended (i.e. no "it works fine now" or "thanks for the help") because those would indicate that I thought this was done.
I still don't know what caused the "blank blue screen" that was occurring prior to the system being unable to boot, meaning that there could still be other problems.
So yes, further help would be great.
Posted 06 September 2010 - 04:50 PM
type "sfc /scannow" without colons.
You may be asked to insert the XP CD.
This is system file checker and it will not report a result unless it finds corrupted files that it cannot repair.
Posted 06 September 2010 - 05:03 PM
Then download this please
It is a monitoring system
Please run and check fans and temps.
Load the system by opening a few windows and grpahics and then check the temps.
Then download this please
It will clean out ALL your temp files etc. It will also delete any passwords saved for websites etc, but not Windows passwords. So pls ensure you know the passwords for any websites you are registered with and have saved on the site.
Please tell me in your next post what anti-virus and spyware you use.
Edited by Macboatmaster, 06 September 2010 - 05:07 PM.
Posted 06 September 2010 - 06:48 PM
Antivirus: avast!4.8 Home Edition
Antispyware: Spybot - Search & Destroy 188.8.131.52
Posted 06 September 2010 - 07:06 PM
Click on Tools and run a system test stability.
Posted 06 September 2010 - 07:32 PM
MalwareBytes Anti-Malware and SUPERAntiSpyware
Please run them making sure you disable Avast and Spybot first.
I would recommend you keep them on the computer but of course NEVER run more than one anti-virus and more than one spyware together.
I am NOT authorised on this forum to advise on Malware removal, so if MBAM finds anything please go to the Self Help Malware forum and follow the advice there.
Then come back here, if you need to, when you have satisfied yourself that All is in order or you have if necessary asked for a certified Malware advisor to help and been given a clean bill of health.
Edited by Macboatmaster, 06 September 2010 - 07:42 PM.
Posted 06 September 2010 - 07:49 PM
The only listings under the tab for temperature, voltage, fans are for my HDD. They are:
Hard Disk Monitoring S.M.A.R.T
Hard Disk ST3160812A 38°C
I assume this means that there are no other sensors of temperature, voltage, RPM, etc. accessible to this program within my system.
I have MBAM installed on the system, but it doesn't do continuous monitoring. Avast is only on the system for continuous monitoring. I have never heard of SUPERAntiSpyware, but I have heard that antispyware works best in tandem as long as only one program is running at a time.
Posted 07 September 2010 - 01:39 PM
Have you run ATF cleaner.
PLease now follow this and report if loading is quicker and programs open quicker.
Edited by Macboatmaster, 07 September 2010 - 01:41 PM.
Posted 07 September 2010 - 04:59 PM
After the clean boot, the log-in and boot times were faster, understandably because less things were launched at startup, but program load times (i.e. Firefox) were not appreciably shorter.
Posted 08 September 2010 - 11:00 AM
When Task Manager opens, click the performance tab and report how much actual physical memory is available
Then click the processes tab and click the mem usage sub tab. This will display your mem usage on an increasing scale. Please see what is using the higher amounts of memory especially if the actual memory available is lower than 512mb.
Go back to msconfig and see what services are running please. Post these as a screenshot.
Edited by Macboatmaster, 08 September 2010 - 04:07 PM.
Posted 08 September 2010 - 11:18 AM
ren ntfs.sys ntfs.old
copy cd:\i386\ntfs.sys drive:\windows\system32\drivers
Replace drive: with the letter of your CDROM
Posted 08 September 2010 - 11:24 AM
Pls do not think I am saying YOU are wrong, I will stand corrected but would the chkdsk /r and the sfc /scannow I advised him to run not already have ensured that those were in order.
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