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#1 Jove

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Posted 01 October 2008 - 12:06 PM

I ran CHKDSK from Run, and it happened so fast I could not even see what happened, I did this again and in the blink of a eye it was over and gone, I suppose this is not normal ?


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OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Version 5.1.2600 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name CPQ29532311022
System Manufacturer Compaq
System Model DSDT
System Type X86-based PC

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Posted 01 October 2008 - 12:15 PM

How are you running it? Are you doing it as the instructions below suggests?

How to run chkdsk from Command Promt

Go to Start, click on Run, and type cmd in the box and then click OK.

A black page will open with a blinking cursor, type in the command that you wish to run and then strike the enter key.

chkdsk c: /f command automatically fixes any errors encountered.

chkdsk c: /r command locates bad sectors and recovers readable information.

It may be easier to copy and paste the command/s.

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Posted 01 October 2008 - 12:42 PM

Hi dc3,

Do you have your thinking cap on ?

I have some questions I hope are easy for you, if you don't mind.

Why am I getting restarts but know BSOD ?

and there is no info in Event Viewer?

I recently reinstalled, shouldn't my PC info say SP2 ?

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Posted 01 October 2008 - 02:26 PM

I would first turn off automatic restart http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/h...el_02may13.mspx

Which group in event viewer is empty?

Did you use a windows XP SP1 CD to install windows or did you use a SP2 CD? What info does it give you?
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Posted 01 October 2008 - 04:01 PM

I'll double check that via your Internet link,

But, yes I installed using Compaq Restore, this gave me WXP SP1, then I used an update to WXP SP2, disc, I do not have a SP2 Install disc, however if I am not mistaken, the last time I visited updates, I need to check this, but I think windows was prepared to update me to SP2, which takes hours, I figured that the conventional updating would supplement my sp2 as it is in my A/R listing, but it is not in my system properties.

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Posted 01 October 2008 - 04:49 PM

I checked it and startup automatic is turned off !

I have been getting shut down and restarts, I have noticed that the last one, I have Firefox, did not restore the last site I had opened, not sure what that mightmean ?

I am now updating the BIOS.

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Posted 01 October 2008 - 05:33 PM

What do you mean, . . What does it give you ?

In your second post you mentioned

I recently reinstalled, shouldn't my PC info say SP2 ?

I was just wondering what info you had found that said what the OS was.

In the BIOS is there a temperature section that will allow you to monitor the temperature of the CPU?
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Posted 01 October 2008 - 06:11 PM

OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
Version 5.1.2600 Build 2600

I doubt that temp is the problem I will check.

I was installing AVG and was redirected to the AVG concerning my need for Windows updating, I believe it
will result in a Windows sp2 update, so I think that issue will be resolved, after the update-upgrade.

So, I am not sure at all that this will resolve the BSOD not working, and the fact that Firefox has been crashing and not restoring the last pages opened, however it does sound systematic and logical that the necessary update being not there, would have some effect which may be this one.

As stated, I do have SP2 appearing in Add and Remove however this information somehow only verify s that the download was completed but apparently not successfully, I do not have the security center, which I have previously have had D/L'ed from this SP2 upgrade disk.

This will take some time, Thanks for your efforts, I'll try to get back and post the outcome.

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Posted 01 October 2008 - 06:25 PM

No problem, glad to help.

Am I correct in saying that there is no AV installed on the system?
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Posted 01 October 2008 - 08:36 PM

Hi Jove,

What was your reason for reinstalling Windows?

Do you need SP2 or can you go directly to SP3?

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Posted 02 October 2008 - 12:25 AM

I made a mistake, and wanted to try diagnostic startup, because I couldn't find some updates that escaped into my PC, and inadvertently lost my restore points, somehow, it all went haywire.

I have tried the SP3 thing before and there just isn't enough of the disc D/L, to support it, at this time I don't even have the security service,(Windows Firewall), . . . I'll do the SP2 D/L from windows tonight and see what happens, from here I think I am going to a pay security service,
Norton type, with an online support, I'm getting to darn beat to keep up with the PC fix it yourself, and have to get back to a vague resemblance of a normal life. Like I never had an installation disc, it seems everyone has one, so I'll take my 4403US in and have it reinstalled with an installation disc, and I D/L this tonight.

Hey, Thanks for asking,

Edited by Jove, 02 October 2008 - 12:26 AM.

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Posted 03 October 2008 - 01:18 PM

Hi Jove,

Just a note. The Symantec Security Suite is a resource hog. The security suites in general have become so bulky that they reduce a lot of the performance of computers. You can get good protection with a free standalone antivirus, a firewall and a couple of antispyware programs. I believe that Bleeping Computer has reommendations for this. For instance, much of what you need can be downloaded at the following link. Basically, you need a resident antivirus program (one which works in the background, which updates regularly and which you can do scans of your computer periodically. You need a two-way firewall. The Windows firewall only checks incoming processes. You need to see what's going out of your computer as well. Also, you need an antispyware program. Take a look at the following:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/405/antivirus-antimalware-and-antispyware-resources/

Some computers were delivered without either installation or recovery discs. Those computers have a backup on the harddisk which allows them to be returned to the factory state. With Dell, you can get to that option by hitting the F11 key during bootup. I don't know if you bought your computer new or used, but if it didn't come with either an installation or a recovery disk and you bought it new, you may be able to demand one from Compaq, simply by calling them. I did this for my parent's Dell computer, and even though it took some patience, in the end, I convinced them that returning the computer to the factory setting wasn't always an option and certainly not convenient, and they sent all of the disks we never got, including drivers and some extra software and even though the computer was outside of the warranty. Some computers also come with instructions for making a recovery disk from files which are located on the computer. Also, some companies maintain recovery and troubleshooting files in areas of the computer which are invisible and which they can access remotely, but I'm not someone who likes people to look at my computer remotely.

All the best to you.
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Posted 04 October 2008 - 02:50 PM

Thanks much Zllio,

I am unable to use factory restore since the HD went a while back,
but fortunately, I was able to get the restore disk to yeild a copy of SP2, and am in the process,
of updating and scanning for malware and viruses.

Thanks for the tip on Symantec's, and getting another disc, I'll give that a try.

Best Regards, Jove

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Posted 04 October 2008 - 03:06 PM

this is what you would need to load your computer with, I would check and make sure your sticker with key number says oem home or to run a repair disk

there have been just few updates since sp3

the xp drivers could be downloaded from compaq and burned to cd along with security software and loaded before ever connecting to the internet

In the near future you won't be able to buy that disk when supplies run out

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16832116511

vista is a little cheaper

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Edited by DaChew, 04 October 2008 - 03:07 PM.

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Posted 04 October 2008 - 09:14 PM

Thanks Chewy, I'll take this into consideration,

I'm trying to get back to the, "Venting
mbam log", post I'm have a,

Error loading database Line: #19095, (0). at present, so I'll post back there when and if I get an answer from Malwarebytes.

Edited by Jove, 04 October 2008 - 09:15 PM.

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