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Posted 08 January 2006 - 09:00 PM
Posted 09 January 2006 - 12:22 AM
Windows will appear to load normally then either the monitor will show progress or the screen will go blank, do not disturb this. This will take an hour or so before it gets to the desktop.
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 and you can check for any improvement
This section is optional
Download and install Tune Up 2006 Trial
Run Tune Up Disc Clean Up
Run Tune Up Registry Clean Up
Click Optimize and Improve to run Reg Defrag, which will take a few minutes and need 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
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
Posted 09 January 2006 - 12:46 AM
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Posted 11 January 2006 - 05:02 PM
Posted 11 January 2006 - 05:08 PM
Start the System Restore tool at a command prompt
1. Restart your computer, and keep tapping F8 during the initial start-up until you get options, select Safe Mode with a command prompt then press enter.
2. Log on to your computer with an administrator account or with an account that has administrator credentials.
3. Type the following command at a command prompt, and then press ENTER:
4. Follow the instructions that appear on the screen to restore your computer to an earlier state.
Look for the most recent system checkpoint created before the errors to restore from
For additional information about the Safe mode with a command prompt, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
A description of the Safe mode boot options in Windows XP
Posted 12 January 2006 - 09:32 AM
Edited by Nicdez, 12 January 2006 - 09:33 AM.
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Posted 12 January 2006 - 10:47 AM
I suppose the next thing is to password protect the log on or consider using this
Posted 12 January 2006 - 10:55 AM
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