I was running ad aware and my computer froze up while it was doing a scan. I noticed it froze in a windows folder but it was frozen so i couldn't do anything...so I restarted my comp to get a pxe-61 error.I couldn't log in on safe mode or anything. The error message "Windows XP could not start because the following file is
missing or corrupt: \WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM" I eventually selected the option to use last good configuration, and now all it says is disk read error.
I put the XP CD in and choose the repair console. Sometime it gets me to the command prompt, other times it freezes up and lines go across my screen like my screen was failing but it isn't.
When i do get into the command prompt, it doesn't prompt me to log in or anything. I tried using a guide on microsoft's site, and it wrote to type md tmp, it said access denied. Typing logon did nothing.
I want to see if i can recover any of the files on my hard drive before reformatting it(if thats even possible). I can do this by either fixing this problem, or buying another hard drive and doing a fresh windows install on the new hard drive, then somehow get the files off my old hard drive onto my new one.
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Re: DIsk Read Eror Has occured...registry error?
Hi there you need to check the system memory as this can cause problems of the type you are having, take the memory out, clean the contacts with a standard pencil eraser and also clean the memory slots with a clean dry paint brush post back if you still have the same problems
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1. dying disk-drive, that takes a few attempts to read each file;
2. not enough RAM to run "too-many" simultaneous programs;
4. slow Internet connection.
> without a C.D. ?
Either telephone Toshiba, and order a replacement CD, identical to the one they supplied when you bought the computer. Or, look for a program installed on your computer that you use to "burn" new CD/DVD disks, to create the "System Recovery" set of disks.
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It could be possibility that there is a large number of programs on the startup list of the computer that is why it is starting slow. You can try to remove some programs from the startup list by: Start->Run->msconfig then on top of the new window click on startup tab and uncheck all the boxes over there and then click OK at the bottom and restart the computer.
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1. stop those unnecessary start-up programs which will affect computer boot time a lot.
2. do a disk defragment or a registry defragment. the former will free up your disk space, and the latter will give a clean registry.
3. notice that just cleaning up registry is not enough. you should fix registry errors.Registry is so important to a computer, so if you are unfamiliar with it ,do not delete anything by yourself, or your computer will collapse.
you can go http://www.ccleaner.com to download a registry cleaner. it will help to scan registry.
and then go http://www.system-tools-software.com/free-registry-defrag/ to download a totally free registry defrag to clean up your registry thoroughly.Both they are free.
4. remove all junk files and history.
5.fully scan your computer. Virus always cause a computer slow down. At the same time, you should also know that using more than 1 antivirus software is harm to your computer. They will make a big confliction by uncompatible with each other.
6. Add some RAM, which is helpful to computer speed.
7. if all above do not work, you may consider to do a reinstall of Windows. Before you do it , please remember to back up all your important files.
Everyone hates slow computer, do something and make it fast again.
Good luck to you.
clean the pc up to speed it up a little, download ccleaner and install it, run the cleaner and delete all the files it finds, then clean the registry and fix the issues found, if it asks you to save the changes to the registry click yes and fix do this a couple of times so no issues are found. If the pc is still slow after this clean then the issue is either memory or the operating system is degrading.