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#16
Peptobismol165

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Well this is what I got on the first test:


Vino's Event Viewer v01c run on Windows XP in English
Report run at 25/09/2010 8:04:20 AM

Note: All dates below are in the format dd/mm/yyyy

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'Application' Log - error Type
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Log: 'Application' Date/Time: 24/09/2010 4:47:48 PM
Type: error Category: 101
Event: 1002 Source: Application Hang
Hanging application setup.exe, version 14.0.0.162, hang module hungapp, version 0.0.0.0, hang address 0x00000000.

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'Application' Log - information Type
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Log: 'Application' Date/Time: 25/09/2010 7:21:05 AM
Type: information Category: 0
Event: 11728 Source: MsiInstaller
Product: Adobe AIR -- Configuration completed successfully.

Log: 'Application' Date/Time: 25/09/2010 7:18:31 AM
Type: information Category: 0
Event: 11707 Source: MsiInstaller
Product: EA Download Manager UI -- Installation completed successfully.

Log: 'Application' Date/Time: 25/09/2010 7:16:35 AM
Type: information Category: 0
Event: 11707 Source: MsiInstaller
Product: Adobe AIR -- Installation completed successfully.

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'Application' Log - warning Type
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Log: 'Application' Date/Time: 24/09/2010 5:56:00 PM
Type: warning Category: 0
Event: 0 Source: System.ServiceModel.Install 3.0.0.0
Configuration section system.serviceModel.activation already exists in c:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\Config\machine.config.

Log: 'Application' Date/Time: 24/09/2010 5:56:00 PM
Type: warning Category: 0
Event: 0 Source: System.ServiceModel.Install 3.0.0.0
Configuration section system.runtime.serialization already exists in c:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\Config\machine.config.

Log: 'Application' Date/Time: 24/09/2010 5:56:00 PM
Type: warning Category: 0
Event: 0 Source: System.ServiceModel.Install 3.0.0.0
Configuration section system.serviceModel already exists in c:\WINDOWS\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v2.0.50727\Config\machine.config.

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'System' Log - error Type
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Log: 'System' Date/Time: 24/09/2010 5:56:18 PM
Type: error Category: 8
Event: 20 Source: Windows Update Agent
Installation Failure: Windows failed to install the following update with error 0x80070643: Windows Internet Explorer 7 for Windows XP.

Log: 'System' Date/Time: 18/09/2010 1:36:16 PM
Type: error Category: 8
Event: 20 Source: Windows Update Agent
Installation Failure: Windows failed to install the following update with error 0x80070643: Internet Explorer 8 for Windows XP.

Log: 'System' Date/Time: 17/09/2010 4:37:56 PM
Type: error Category: 0
Event: 60055 Source: Setup
Windows Setup encountered non-fatal errors during installation. Please check the setuperr.log found in your Windows directory for more information.

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'System' Log - information Type
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Log: 'System' Date/Time: 25/09/2010 8:02:24 AM
Type: information Category: 0
Event: 7036 Source: Service Control Manager
The IMAPI CD-Burning COM Service service entered the stopped state.

Log: 'System' Date/Time: 25/09/2010 8:02:17 AM
Type: information Category: 0
Event: 7036 Source: Service Control Manager
The IMAPI CD-Burning COM Service service entered the running state.

Log: 'System' Date/Time: 25/09/2010 8:02:17 AM
Type: information Category: 0
Event: 7035 Source: Service Control Manager
The IMAPI CD-Burning COM Service service was successfully sent a start control.

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'System' Log - warning Type
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Log: 'System' Date/Time: 19/09/2010 10:43:10 AM
Type: warning Category: 0
Event: 1003 Source: Dhcp
Your computer was not able to renew its address from the network (from the DHCP Server) for the Network Card with network address E0CB4E92DB97. The following error occurred: The operation was canceled by the user. . Your computer will continue to try and obtain an address on its own from the network address (DHCP) server.

Log: 'System' Date/Time: 19/09/2010 8:37:04 AM
Type: warning Category: 0
Event: 20 Source: Print
Printer Driver Microsoft XPS Document Writer for Windows NT x86 Version-3 was added or updated. Files:- mxdwdrv.dll, unidrvui.dll, mxdwdui.gpd, unidrv.hlp, mxdwdui.dll, mxdwdui.ini, stddtype.gdl, stdnames.gpd, stdschem.gdl, stdschmx.gdl, unidrv.dll, unires.dll, XpsSvcs.dll.

Log: 'System' Date/Time: 19/09/2010 8:37:02 AM
Type: warning Category: 0
Event: 20 Source: Print
Printer Driver Microsoft XPS Document Writer for Windows NT x86 Version-3 was added or updated. Files:- mxdwdrv.dll, unidrvui.dll, mxdwdui.gpd, unidrv.hlp, mxdwdui.dll, mxdwdui.ini, stddtype.gdl, stdnames.gpd, stdschem.gdl, stdschmx.gdl, unidrv.dll, unires.dll, XpsSvcs.dll.




When I did the sfc /scannow I let it run and when I came back there was nothing on the screen, so I'm guessing it found no errors.
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When you ran chkdsk /r did you restart the system and it ran before windows started?
Did it find and fix any erros?
Do you have a XP installation disk?
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Yes, when I ran Chkdsk /r it said something about running a scheduled maintenance, I re booted and then windows loaded THEN the Chkdsk /r ran.

I re-ran the game and nothing has changed. I still does the same old black screen thing. I'm not sure if any errors where fixed. Like I said I left the room and all i had on my screen when I came back was my desktop screen and icons.

And yes I do have an installation disk. For XP.
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OK since you have the XP disk then lets attempt a Repair Installation
What I would suggest you do is to Backup your Data Files.
For this I would suggest using a External Hard Drive Enclosure. This will allow you to keep your Important Data safe and Separated from the main system in case of problems. The cost for this kind of Backup System has come down a lot. I would suggest a 500 Gig capacity for your needs. Since you will only be Backing Up Data Files Only this should be sufficient to do that for you. Follow the next two links to see examples of the price you will be looking at.
HERE
HERE

I suggest going to Microsofts Backup Tutorial and follow the steps to do a Backup to a External Drive and also it will guide you on how to do a Scheduled Backup even at night.

Another way you can do a Backup is by using DVD’s. This method is just as effective and can be done using the same steps as above.


After the above is done then go on to the next step.



Repair Installation Instructions

· Insert your Windows XP CD in your CD-ROM and then Restart your computer.

· At the first post screen start tapping the Del key to enter System Bios
· Find the Advance Options or Boot Sequence screen.
· You will need to change the boot sequence so that the CDrom is first and the HD is second.
· Press F10 to Save and Exit and then press Enter to accept.
· The system will now reboot
· When the "Press any key to boot from CD" message is displayed on your screen, press a key to start your computer from the Windows XP CD.
· When you see the following message displayed on the Welcome to Setup screen, press ENTER
· To setup Windows XP now, press ENTER.
· At this point an option to press R to enter the Recovery Console is displayed. DO NOT SELECT THIS OPTION.

· On the Windows XP Licensing Agreement screen, press F8 to agree to the license agreement.
· Make sure that your current installation of Windows XP is selected and highlighted in the box, and then press the R key to repair Windows XP.
· Follow the instructions on the screen to complete Setup.

You can also go HERE
to read a step by step tutorial with screenshots.
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I have one quick question. Do I HAVE to buy a Back up system? I don't have anything I NEED to back up. I have no precious family photos or anything like that. Everything I need I have my disks for.
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If no backup is needed then don't worry about it.
The steps for that are merely a precaution as with any repair installation things could go wrong. Normally it goes without a problem and all data is safe.
I do have one question before you do this. Is your resolutions set correctly for the games?
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Well it turns out I had my graphics card set to Anti-Antializing when I needed it to be set on Antializing. That fixed it! Thanks for the help and sorry it took so long for me to reply.
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No problem and I am glad you got it resolved. Sorry I wasn't able to help more then I did. thanks for letting us know how you resolved it. :D
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