Posted 06 November 2011 - 05:56 AM
Posted 06 November 2011 - 11:28 AM
I have since taken care of all of the tweaks I could to improve performance. reducing system restore amounts, etc etc. I will be buying a new external hard drive shortly also so that will take care of the lack of backup storage.
Posted 06 November 2011 - 12:31 PM
Please download Windows Memory Diagnostic,Save it to somewhere you will remember.
PreparationAfter downloading the tool, run it and accept the EULA.You will be asked to either make a floppy disk or create a CD image.If you want to use a floppy disk, insert a floppy disk and hit the top button.If you want to use a CD then hit the bottom button and save the 'windiag.iso' to a place you can remember.Once you have saved the 'windiag.iso' you will have to burn it to disk, a good program to use is ISO Recorder.
Starting the DiagnosticsNow you should have the CD burnt or the floppy created. The next step will be to run the diagnostics.Insert your CD or floppy and reboot the computer. You should get prompted to boot from the CD or floppy.If you didn't get prompted to boot from CD or floppy you will have to change the Boot Order in the BIOS so that CD or floppy comes before the hard drive.
The ResultsOnce the Diagnostics start running, let it run for about 4 full passes. Preferably overnight.When the scan has done 4 full passes, or an overnight scan, look at the bottom of the screen.The bottom of the screen will indicate if any errors have been found.If errors have been found please check how many under the "results" part of the bottom table.You can then reboot your machine by pressing the 'X' key.Please report back with your findings.
Guide to using Memtest86+ http://www.geekstogo...sing-memtest86/
Posted 07 November 2011 - 06:25 AM
If I were to use my XP CD to repair my installation, will it replace newer drivers and files with the older ones? Or is it semi intelligent and only replaces files that are either corrupt or need replacing?
Cheers again Phill
Posted 07 November 2011 - 01:31 PM
Sorry no it means that you will need to update older drivers.
will it replace newer drivers and files with the older ones?
And you are welcome Subliminal
Posted 07 November 2011 - 04:12 PM
So files/service packs etc that I have manually updated since the initial installation of XP, they will be replaced by older ones from the XP CD? Or is there a misunderstanding here.
Edited by Subliminal, 07 November 2011 - 04:15 PM.
Posted 08 November 2011 - 03:05 AM
Run hard drive diagnostics: http://www.tacktech....ay.cfm?ttid=287
Make sure, you select tool, which is appropriate for the brand of your hard drive.
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
Any XP repair questions you may have are answered at this tutorial courtesy of Admin http://www.geekstogo...air-windows-xp/
EDIT: For future referance google slipstreaming xp Sp 1, 2 or 3.
Edited by phillpower2, 08 November 2011 - 03:19 AM.
Posted 08 November 2011 - 01:45 PM
Will try XP repair tomorrow and see how I get on.
Posted 08 November 2011 - 01:58 PM
Posted 09 November 2011 - 09:41 AM
Its a shame, as I am goig to be upgrading to Win7 in the next few months anyway, as soon as my RAM arrives and my external HD is bought. I will back it all up and upgrade.
Edited by Subliminal, 09 November 2011 - 09:44 AM.
Posted 15 November 2011 - 12:58 PM
Posted 22 November 2011 - 05:46 AM
Under device manager it says I have a coprocessor that I havent installed a driver for. PCI bus 0 Device 1 Function 3. How would I go about finding out what this device/coprocessor is?
Posted 22 November 2011 - 10:31 AM
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