Wife's Compaq Presario with an AMD Athlon Xp chip was starting to shut down and restart on it's own.
Kept doing it even when I took out the harddrive.
Must be a hardware issue and I tried just about everything including replacing the CPU with a known good one.
No joy so I moved on.
I have another Compaq Presario I inherited sitting around gathering dust.
It's an Intel based system otherwise the 2 computers were twins.
I removed the HD from the AMD and installed it in the Intel.
I now started to run a slipstreamed SP3 XP disc to do the standard repair, so I could get the system running.
I really want to keep hers going as she has a lot of games etc that she has downloaded off the net that she really enjoys.
It would be an extreme PITA to have to reinstall all of that.
So now we get to the problem
I can get it to the point where windows says that "This copy of Windows must be activated with Microsoft before you can logon. Do you want to activate Windows now"
I of course click yes. If pauses for a moment flashes to her desktop Picture (Hurray!) then i get a box that reads
"msfeedssync.exe - Application Error
The instruction at "0x7e4195c8" referenced memory at "0x00000048" The memory cannot be "read"
Click OK to terminate the program
Click on Cancel to debug the program.
Neither option will do much. it just keeps popping up and wanting me to send the error report to Microsoft, which surprising enough actually completes as OK.
New sysmptom. didn't even get to answer the activate screen this time before the application error.
I now leave this problem in your quite capable hands gentle persons.
I will answer any questions I am capable of at your request.
I really need to get this system working as my wife's life on facebook is suffering.
You know what they say. Happy wife Happy me!
P.S. I have Bart PE with a version of XP SP3 on it if that will help.
Edited by hamluis, 07 October 2010 - 01:35 PM.
Moved from XP to Am I Infected ~ Hamluis.