I have a system with XP Service pack 2. It is hanging very frequently. The system has been formatted for about 4 to 5 times now and I still have the same problem. I thought it could be a problem of the RAM. I have got 2 RAM's in my system, 512 & 1GB and I tried running my system only on 512 and later only on 1 GB still the problem persist. I checked the mother board and none of the components on motherboard is getting heated. Checked the SMD and found it to be fine. Removed the complete motherboard from the cabinet and tried installing and the installation went fine, but after a few hours it again got hanged. I am not able to resolve the issue. SMPS is also working fine, what should I check next.
Use the Microsoft-supplied Performance Monitor log to pinpoint where the trouble is occurring. If that doesn't lead you to the solution, please supply further details:
Brand of motherboard, memory, chip, etc.
Exact error message or behavior. Do you get a blue screen? Does the CPU usage top out? What exactly do you mean by "hang"?
Does the problem occur in Safe Mode? You will not be able to use many of your devices and peripherals in Safe Mode, but at least this can help rule out trouble with the basics: motherboard, memory, etc.
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before you format your hard disk, make sure you have saved all important files that you like to keep on an external drive, for example a USB Stick. Formatting your hard disk will destroy all data.
If you want to format and reinstall Windows XP do the following:
Insert your Windows XP CD.
Restart your computer.
Your computer should then automatically start from the CD and show the Windows XP Setup.
In Windows Setup you can choose the partition on which you want to install Windows. There you can also format the partition, before installation. To do this, just follow the directions that are shown.
(1) click on the link to go on downlad website
(2) on the download button on this website click download.
(3) Save the service pack in your computer harddrive.
(4) run sp2 setup when download complete.
(5) it will take half hour to complete and restart your system.
insert your windows cd in drive and restart computer and now your cd will be boot press enter and cd boot now window will install startup files wait until install files,after installing file follow your screen intruction intruction press esc to dont repair window and disk format option will appear format your drive partion to choose fat or ntfs format.
Dear, It is coming soon as a bootable format. then you can install just SP3, no need of SP3 for that.
you can down load SP3 from Microsoft web site free and just run it over SP2.
Hope, it will help you.
OK first let me explain to you the problem you are having and the various ways we can solve it ..
ok the reason some of the files were removed is cause they were infected..
The cd you have is windows Xp, but during windows updates you updated with service pack 2, so obiously the system will ask for windpws xp cd with service pack 2,, (MICROSOFT BUGS :( )
now you have a mbr with 2 operating systems. cause the main mbr is non functionaly a secondary oe was created leaving your current file system intact, but with the bad effects of having 2 operating systems on the same partation.. hence slow sloppy behaviour..
we can remove boot sector and rewrite mbr to remove the bad operating system but that would not help the speed..
Here is what i believe is your best solution and the one i recommend..
1.) BURN all your important data to a dvd or cd so you wont loose it
2.) Boot off the the windows xp cd.
3.) delete the entire partation and format the drive(full format)
4.) reinstall windows and drivers and software..
NB.. when windows ask if you want to repair select no and install a fres copy,, when it ask if you want to leve the file system intact say no, delete the partation, and it will say unpartationed space, hit enter there and select full format..
You can remove service pack 2 from within add/remove programmes, you will not lose any documents, but you will lose the udated security patches which is not recommended.
If you mean you wish to remove XP SP completely, obviously the files and everything you have installed on c drive will be deleted as you can only save docs etc within an operating system, as c: is just a partition on your hard drive the files reside within the operating system.
If you are upgrading to another operating system my advice would be to use a dual boot system and install the other operating system on a seperate partition of your drive, but you would have to have a fair knowledge of pc operating system installation processes.
1. Click Start, click Run, type regedit in the Open box, and then press ENTER.
2. Locate and click the following registry key:
3. To disable automatically running CD-ROMs, change the Autorun value to 0 (zero). To enable automatically running CD-ROMs, change the Autorun value to 1.
4. Restart your computer.
NOTE: This method disables automatically running CD-ROMs. If you want to disable automatically running CD-ROMs depending on the CD-ROM that you insert in the CD-ROM drive, you can press and hold down one of the SHIFT key while you insert the CD-ROM.
This may help.