My computer has been having many issues over the past few months, which have been extremely annoying.
Firstly, When I try to turn on my computer it gets stuck at the black screen which has the Windows XP logo and loading bar.
After it's been on that page for a while, i restart my computer.. with the same result. It doesn't matter if i leave it on that page for hours (Trust me, I've tried)
I need to restart it at least 3-4 times for it to turn on.
Secondly, my computer randomly restarts itself.
Sometimes my computer has been running for a few hours, sometimes even 5 minutes.. then it restarts.
And that restart isn't always sucessful, sometinmes this also causes the computers to get stuck on the black Windows XP page too.
Lastly, My computer just has many other faults and It just doesn't run smoothly.
For example, sometimes it won't let me go on IE. It'll open the internet page then close is 1-2 seconds after.
Another example, Whenever I turn on the computer the time is wrong. I then set it to the right time, but when i turn it off, and turn it on again, the time is wrong. (I'm pretty sure this has something to do with a battery inside the computer)
I have previously run Malbytes Anti-Malware and all my viruses were removed, but I think that somehow corrupted some files as I cannot run system restore anymore (Yes, I have turned off system restore and turned it back on, with no success), I can't run 'Error-checking' either.
Whenever I right click on C: > Tools > Error Checking > Check now > Tick both 'Automatically fix file system errors AND scan for and attempt to recover bad sectors' then click start, it says "The disk check could not be performed because the disk check utility needs exclusive access to some Windows files on the disk. These files can be accessed by restarting Windows. Do you want to schedule the disk check to occur the next time you restart the computer" After i click yes, i restart the computer (multiple times, to actually get running) but the disk check doesn't run.
Reformatting, or any action that has a risk of file-loss, is not an option at the moment as i have important files on my computer, and I would be absolutely devastated if I lost them.
These are my computers specifications,
Microsoft Windows XP
Service Pack 3
PentiumŪ 4 CPU 3.20GHz
3.21GHz, 1.00GB of RAM
Physical Address Extension.
Edited by Antheaa, 27 August 2009 - 04:34 AM.