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Compute shuts down, when i try to restart an error fix window comes up on screen saying it is trying to fix problem. this has happened many times.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: computer froze
Yes, it does. Try this:
How to Repair Install: ***Also removes Service Packs***
Sometimes the only way to repair XP is to reinstall. You do not have to wipe your partition and start over. Just as with previous versions of Windows you can reinstall right over top of an existing setup. This has the advantage of retaining your installed applications, data and settings. You will lose previously saved System Restore Points but System Restore will begin creating new restore points again immediately following the Repair Install. You will need to reinstall SP2 and any Critical Updates from the Windows Update Site. Be aware that a Repair Install will leave your system vulnerable to the Blaster and Welchia worms. Do not go on line until you have enabled XP's firewall first. Then visit the Windows Update Site to patch your system It is always prudent to backup important data before you make changes to XP.
There are two approaches. The first one should be used if you can still boot to your Windows Desktop. Simply pop the XP CD into the CD-Rom drive and select Install->Upgrade[recommended]. This will install XP overtop of itself in the same way as upgrading from a previous setup. However if your version is an OEM version then you will not have this option. If you do not see the option to Upgrade[recommended] DO NOT choose New Install as that will either overwrite your current setup completely or give you a dual boot setup. Also if you have an older version of XP and have upgraded to a new service pack you will get a message stating that a newer version of Windows was found and you will not be able to run the Upgrade. Create a Slipstream version to solve this problem
If you cannot boot to the Desktop, or you have an OEM version of XP, or you want to remove a service pack then the following should be used to complete a Repair Install.
Boot with the Windows XP CD and at the Setup Screen press the Enter Key
You will be taken to the Windows XP Licensing Agreement. After reading the agreement press F8 to proceed.
The next screen gives you the option to do a fresh (clean) install or to repair the selected Windows XP installation. To run a Repair Install Press "R" at this time.
***CAUTION*** if you do not see the option to repair the selected Windows XP installation DO NOT choose the option to continue installing a fresh copy without repairing as that will overwrite your data and cause unrecoverable data loss.
Windows XP will copy the necessary files to your Hard Drive to begin the installation and will then reboot. You will see the message that informs you to "Press any key to boot the CD". Do not press any keys this time just wait a few seconds and the Windows Startup Screen will be displayed. Following this you will be greeted by the Windows XP Setup Screens.
When Setup has completed you should find all of your previously installed apps and settings are intact.
Posted on Jul 17, 2008
SOURCE: Wireless WLAN
I have been working with Dell on this problem for quite some time. They tried replacing drivers, uninstalling and re-installing the card, replacing the card with a new one, etc, etc. Nothing worked. Sooner or later the error came back. Their last "fix" was to suggest that I restore the system to factory default condition and start all over again. I refused to do this. I had spent over 8 months adding software, tweaking it and windows, etc. They basically threw up their hands and gave up.
The Dell tech who replaced the card tried the solution noted here and "supposedly" it was fixed. A few weeks later the error came back.
So... I still don't have a fix for this problem.
If anyone finds one please let me know.
I'll check back here periodically.
Posted on Sep 19, 2008
The most common shut down problem is that the system will reboot rather than shutting down. In most cases, the reboot is triggered because Windows XP is designed to reboot after a critical failure. To stop windows from rebooting in case of a failure, you need to take the following steps:
Right click on My Computer, Select Properties, Click on advance tab, Click on Settings under Startup and Recovery, Uncheck the option Automatically Restart under System failure, Click Ok twice and try to shutdown the pc. If it shows any error code then let me know
Posted on Nov 24, 2008
During start-up the computer will go to a black screen for awhile and then the pointer arrow will show alone, and then the system will come up.
If you think it's a hibernation problem, pull the ac plug and battery out for about 1 hour and then plug back in.
If this didn't work, then try the F8 Key and choose "Last Know Good Configuration".
Posted on Nov 30, 2008
You have a complicated issue that is very difficult to repair using this one way conversation method. I must, however, compliment the detail of your description.
From what I can see, you have a problem with one of two, or possibly two of two things. One message says your network card is not functioning properly, the other says your hard drive is not functioning properly.
Either of these issues may be either the device which has failed or the software which controls it has failed.
If you have access to another machine, you may be able to remove the hard drive and test it (this would be my first choice, since a recovery disk should still work even if the Network card does not).
By testing the harddrive, you can be sure it is working properly. If it is working properly, the next test would be on the memory. Believe it or not, memory often will stop a system from reading data off the DVD drive during recovery or installation of the operating system.
This one would be much easier for me to help you diagnose if I had it in my possession, and I'm certain most techs will tell you the same thing.
Additionally, the recovery disk may actually be bad, and this can be investigated with a visual inspection. Look for scratches and fingerprints on the disk.
And often, Windows Vista does not install unless the BIOS is set to the INSTALL OS mode. Different machines do this differently; and again, if you had another machine that was working, it would help.
Posted on May 17, 2009
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