Hello out there.
Got a doozy of a problem(s). I have an old dell1000 inspiron laptop with XP home edition that I need to use due to pertinent programs. However, I recently ran into problem(s) that may have been self inflicted. I don't use it to connect to the internet so it was probably something I did. The only thing that I could've done was maybe deleted some network connections or the computer was getting slow and froze up on me and I was stuck in cycle of turning on and off, but barely getting past the window xphome splash screen. A few times windows gave me a blue dos looking screen saying that the computer had problems and needed to shut down...or somewhere along those lines.
I have too many symptoms to nail it to just one. Computer is working, but often freezes up and I have to go through an endless cycle of turning on and off.
-The computer boots normally most of time, but desktop icons and task bar take forever to show.
-I can't system restore what so ever. Error message tells me to restart and try again.
-Any devices such as external mouse or usb flash memory isn't noticed as being connected. Usb flash memory won't show up in "my computer", but will show in defrag...This is worrisome if I have to install anything.
-On that note, can't even defrag. Nothing happens or starts.
-Even though I'm logged in and should have administrative privileges, the computer will not recognize me as one.
-I get "RPC unavailable" a lot.
I can't lose specific software that's on the machine and I did change date and time around several times. The needed programs have been on the machine since 2008 and computer hasn't been used since till now. I'm not a computer savvy person and can't seem to get anything fixed on any levels.
Help would greatly be appreciated and would get me out of this debacle and running. Thanks so muchd running. Thanks so much
Edited by allstock, 24 September 2014 - 04:54 AM.