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i dont know what my dad did to his computer but when the pc reboots its slow and it stays on a black background and a white bar at the bottom for about 30min and computer runs normal after it...this happen everytime i reboot it

any help would be appreciate

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Click start then run, type sfc /scannow then press enter to replace the system files, you need the XP CD.

System File Check will show an on screen blue progress bar, reboot when the bar goes


Click start then all programmes, accessories, system tools to run disc clean up, then also from system tools, run disc defragmenter

Click start then run, type prefetch then press enter, click edit then select all, (all files will highlight), right click any file, click delete, confirm then reboot.

Download, install and run
Tune Up 2006 Trial

Run Tune Up disc clean up

Run Tune Up registry clean up

Click Optimize and Improve to run Reg Defrag, the screen will lose colour during the process which can take a few minutes and then needs a reboot

Those will have cleared the drive of obsolete software errors

These are suggestions for making the most of the free trial

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

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what if i dont have it?

Edited by realistpnoy, 29 January 2006 - 07:17 PM.

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Run the scan anyway to see if it asks for the XP CD

[attachment=6236:attachment]

You can still run tune up
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Run the scan anyway to see if it asks for the XP CD

[attachment=6236:attachment]

You can still run tune up


hmm... my dads computer has compaq and i found these CD's ...

Restore Supplemental Software Microsoft Application - Compaq Restore Plus

Compaw Operating System CD

Compaq Restore Plus - Start with this CD for restore

Restore Supplemental Software - Additional Applications

Edited by realistpnoy, 29 January 2006 - 07:17 PM.

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I would go with the operating system CD but leave it out of the drive unless it asks for one, usually it will say which CD it wants
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http://img63.imagesh...led1copy1mt.png

this is the Compaq Operating System CD Microsoft Windows XP Home

is this the right cd? cauz i put it in the drive and it says


"Windows File Protection

files that are required for windows to run properly must be copied
to DLL cache

insert your windows xp home edition cd-rom now"

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Put the Compaq one you have in post 7
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but i get this error

"Windows File Protection

files that are required for windows to run properly must be copied
to DLL cache

insert your windows xp home edition cd-rom now"
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If the compaq CD goes with the image you posted, that is the XP CD

Boot the PC and let it load normally then do this

Step 1

You will need to get your XP CD and locate the folder called:

I386

This is a major folder and should be one of the first you see, now copy this onto your hard drive into the system root. For most of you that is going to be C:\ so you should end up with a folder that looks like: C:\I386



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Step 2

Now you will need to tell your computer you now have the files on your PC. We do this is the registry (type regedit in the Run box on the start menu) by navigating to:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\
CurrentVersion\Setup

You will see various entries here on the right hand side. The one we want is called:

SourcePath

It probably has an entry pointing to your CD-ROM drive, and that is why it is asking for the XP CD. All we need to do is change it to:

C:\

Simply double click the SourcePatch setting and a new box will pop up allowing you to make the change.

Now restart your computer and try scannow sfc again!

If it keeps asking for it put the mouse over retry and keep clicking it

If you insert the XP CD, cancels it when it shows the set up screen

Click start, my computer, right click the drive with XP CD, click explore, click i386 to highlight, click copy, you may need to press x to close the folder display so he can select copy, copy it directly to C

When you edit the registry click the + for each key then clicks set up, on the right are two similar keys, it is the 2nd of the two, source path
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i think it has the different vesion because it says on the information



Possible reasons for this problem:

* You have inserted the wrong CD. (i.e., a different Windows product CD than the version installed)
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Are you sure this is the CD for the PC

I386 is I386 though so you should be able to copy it from this CD
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theres more than I386 folder

C:\Lea
C:\windows\....
C:\windows\....
C:\Program files\....
C:\Program files\....
C:\Program files\....
C:\Program files\....
C:\Program files\....
C:\windows\....
lib
lib

so which one? and C:\Lea (is Lea is the username of the comp)
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Put the CD in to get this

[attachment=6241:attachment]

Click exit

Click start then click my computer, the drive with the CD in will look like this

[attachment=6242:attachment]

Right click the drive with the CD then click explore to get this

[attachment=6243:attachment]

Click the x to the right of folders to get this

[attachment=6244:attachment]

Left click the I386 folder to highlight it then click copy this folder on the left to get this

[attachment=6245:attachment]

Click local disc C to get this

[attachment=6246:attachment]

Click copy
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ok copying...you dont have to show pics by the way, thanks though =)

after it is done? what do i do?

Edited by realistpnoy, 29 January 2006 - 11:48 PM.

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