Anyway, that was somewhat self explanatory. However, when I rebooted yesterday morning I got a new screen saying that windows could not start up because of a corrupted system file: windows\system32\config\system. I tried to reboot and reinstall XP, which I do periodically anyway, but then I had a very tough time doing that and it brought me to a "dos like" screen asking which drive I wanted to logon to. I didn't know how, so I ran a chkdsk from there which fixed the system file. Everything seemed to be fine yesterday. Then, I logged on this morning and got what seemed to be a worse screen:
Pheonix Technologies, LTD BASE MEMORY : 640K
System Configurations EXTENDED MEMORY: 1047552K
CPU ID/ ucod ID : OFC2/00 L1 Cache : 128k
CPU CLOCK : 2200 MHz L2 Cache : 128k
Diskette Drive A : 1.44M, 3.5 in.
Pri. Master Disk : LBA, ATA 100,
On this screen the comp just stopped and I got no help and had no clue. So, I took my game cd's out of my burner and dvd, held the power button in (though I hate doing that) and rebooted. The computer is running fine now...but I don't know what's going on lately.
I've worked with computers long enough to know that it's probably something that I am doing. So, I will just say now, in the interest of saving us time, that A. I use several dependable spyware programs and run them regularly. I don't think it's that sort of thing. B. I have only 2.83 gigs left on my drive, so I do have to uninstall a game in order to run defrag which I did just a few weeks ago. And, C. I have only a few xp programs which I don't run because I don't have a powerful pc. These are: Computer browser, error reporting service, fast user switching, Netmeeting remote desktop, Task Scheduler, secondary logon, Webclient, Security Center(i use Netveda Safety net firewall) and auto updates. But, other than these 'minor issues', and I do the maintenance to keep my pc in good health, I have no idea why it's behaving this way. Thank you very much. 'good'
Edited by GoodFortitude, 07 December 2008 - 02:04 PM.