In the middle of booting up my Sony said system32=error in the left hand corner. I tried reloading Xp from a disk but got no results. I also checked if the capacitors had bulged or were leaking a residue or liquid and they weren't. I despartly need this computer but I just don't know what to do! Can anyone please help me?
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Re: My sony has systm error 32
Can you pls give some more info:
System 32 error after POST before Windows or
System 32 error, after windows partially booted?
Offhand, if the error is after POST before Windows boot, it is a hardware problem based on motherboard built-in diagnostic program: you may have to check/repalce reseat/connect memory, video card, hard drive;
If it is after Windows partially boots, then chances are it is a driver problem; try running in safe mode and check at which points it stops or hangs.
Hope this give you some idea. Pls post/comment back if you need further information. Good luck and kind regards.
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The most-likely cause is a malfunctioning (or even "dead") disk-drive.
Without the disk-drive, Windows cannot be loaded into your RAM.
So, what you get is that "lonely" underscore character.
Find a Microsoft Windows XP "installation" CD-ROM.
Insert it into your CD-drive.
Hold down the ON/OFF button until your computer turns off.
Press the ON/OFF button, to start-up your computer,
and tell your computer to boot from the CD-ROM device.
If it does boot, then the rest of your computer (excluding the disk-drive) is working fine.
Replace the disk-drive, and reinstall Windows, to "revive" your computer.
If you have not removed all the partitions then you can boot with any OS disk and clear the c partition.After that take out the disk and press the recovery option.It should autometicaly partition the disk and reload the OS.
If you made any changes in the partition table then recovery could be done with the OS disk only.
If you have tried everything, including reloading Windows, look inside the case and check the capacitors on the motherboard. The motherboard is the main circuitboard, and the capacitors look like little batteries. There are usually 10-20 capacitors on a typical PC motherboard. A healthy capacitor has a very flat top, but a "popped" capacitor is bulged top and bottom. Sometimes there is even a bit of residue leaking from the bottom of the capacitor.
If you have popped capacitors and you are not handy with a soldering iron, it may be best just to replace the PC (seriously). If you can handle a soldering iron, you may have luck replacing the popped capacitors. They only cost about $1 each, and they are easy to pick up from a place like www.digi-key.com.