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Buffer overrun...with explorer


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Hey Guys,
after i installed sumthing yesterday (tetris) from a free dvd i got with a magazine, i tried to open my comuter and it came up with this message:

Buffer Overrun detected!
Program: C:WINDOWS\Exploer.exe

i cant open the internet,control panel my documents etc,
but i can open programs like msn etc.

thanks,

PS would anyone know how to remove the program the school has put on our laptops called surfcontrol???cheers bye

PPS when i get my brother to help he just comes in and staarts goiung ARRRE FFRICKEN XP
sooo yeh he is no help
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can anybody help me??? cheers
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Click start then run, type chkdsk /f /r then press enter, type Y to confirm for next boot, press enter then reboot.

This will take an hour, it will appear to load normally then either the monitor will show progress or the screen will go blank, do not disturb this

Click start then run, type sfc /scannow then press enter, you need the XP CD and get an onscreen blue progress bar, when the bar goes, reboot.


Click start, all programmes, accessories, system tools to run disc clean up, click more options then clean up restore points, click confirm, click OK. Then from system tools, run disc defragmenter.

Click start then run, type prefetch then press enter, click edit then select all, right click any file then click delete, confirm delete, then reboot

When it gets to the desktop, the system files and the hard drive will be as they should

Download and install
Tune Up 2006 Trial

Run disc clean up then registry clean up then click optimize to run reg defrag, which needs a reboot

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to optimize the computer, select computer with an internet connection from the drop down menu, this also requires a reboot

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to accelerate downloads, select the speed just above your actual connection speed, this requires a reboot

After the reboot, click optimize then system optimizer to run system advisor


If no change the next thing to do would be a repair install, this will leave data and settings intact

XP Repair

If you are unable to run XP Repair

Alternate XP Repair

Use the last one, Windows Installation CD to repair the current installation, which uses a slightly different method


After running the repair it will be necessary to install all Windows Updates

Microsoft Update

Beyond this, it could be a hardware fault
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wait sorry after ive done the first step which is type the thing in run then reboot do i just leave it, because the computer looks normal. is that what you mean by an hour it will look normal for an hour them go blank??
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It should reboot then either the monitor will show the progress or remain blank throughout, in which case, only the red processor light on the tower will be active
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ok well it has gone black but it wasnt straight after reboot. i have a laptop and the power indicator on the front is green. im not sure whether this is the screensaver or it is working.
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It should have started to load and then just before it would have gone on to the desktop, switched to check disc, if it got to the desktop, it isn't running it
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ok thanks kieth im pretty sure it works because the power indicator is slowely blinking on and off. and the plugged in mouse has not got the red light showing now.
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That's running then
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hey there, the screen is still blank. should i leave it or should i do somthing else?? cheers
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What is it up to now
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What is it up to now


hey man, i dont know if this is a sheir coinsidence or not but it only seems to happen when im in my bedroom..please dont think im taking drugs but it does lol ill try it in my bedroom again
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hey heere again. i think it may have somthing to do with the network cable. when it is plugged in it happens but when its not plugged in its fine.
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which xp cd do you need. will it matter if i use the one tht came with our PC because we didnt get one given to us with our laptop. (they are school ones)
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