Again what is this wobble. I mean EXACTLY. I read this thread several times and decided not to help because this word "wobble" was so meaningless and now someone else has asked you the question that I had and I STILL don't have any idea what "wobble" is. Please pay attention here.
That word means nothing. To anyone. Not even to you, I suspect. You use the word and you think it has meaning, even if only to yourself, but it does not. It's meaningless to you. And it's meaningless to every single human being on the planet. Not even dogs, cats, chipmonks or gerbils know what this word "wobble" means. All you are doing is confusing the woodland creatures, as well as the highly-trained computer technicians that would like to help you.
But they can't. Because you use this word "wobble". Please, the next time you think of the word "wobble", if it floats up from the morass and the ethers of your brain housing group, please take a metal fork and race to the nearest electrical outlet, plunge the metal fork into the outlet and then, while it is "LIVE" with electricity, place your whole mouth over that fork and use it to deliver a dangerously high electrical charge directly to your brain. Hopefully the electricity will erase not only the word "wobble", but also your memory of ever having USED the word. Instead of the dirty, meaningless and polluted areas of your brain that you have now, there will be pure, unadulterated grey matter, totally devoid of this word and anything and everything associated with it, and you can then look forward to spending the rest of your long and happy life, never to be encumbered with this highly annoying and yet simultaneously completely meaningless word.
There. I think I've made my point. Remember what I said about the fork, and the outlet. I meant it; every word. As soon as that word floats into your conscious, RACE to the outlet with the metal fork and do exactly as I suggested.
FYI to others "MYOB" seems to be an Australian Tax Software, which implies the OP is Australian, which would explain a lot here. I wonder what voltage they have in AU. In the US it's 110 VAC. If AU has 220 VAC, that would be even better.
Running a "Repair Install" on your system from a Windows XP Installation disk is an option that might fix thing and if all goes well it will not delete date nor uninstall any software. A "New Install" will do both (delete the data and you will need to reinstall all the software), so that's an option of last-resort. We need more information on exactly what is wrong with your computer. DON'T use that horrible word. Please.
Also, to the person that wondered about migrating the data to another O/S, I've tried it and XP will not migrate to Vista or Win7, so that isn't an option. Plus the OP doesn't have a reinstall disk for his MYOB tax software, so saving and repairing his current O/S seems to be the primary goal at this point. Assuming he survives the metal fork and outlet therapy I've prescribed.
Also to the OP yes you could try to upgrade to Vista but you risk breaking your MYOB software installation. Plus Vista is a POS (google that) and you'd rather have XP than Vista, except of course for the fact that XP is ancient and insecure. They have ransomware now that will encrypt your whole hard drive and I suspect that XP is going to be totally vulnerable to this malware no matter what AV software you have installed. If you are a tax preparation professional, you have an obligation to your clients to run a secure Operating System in order to their/your data. It would be irresponsible, IMO, to continue to run WinXP given the security concerns. If it's just you and your personal taxes, then you are only risking your own data. Not smart, but most people run XP because they can't afford the system required to run a secure O/S like Win8. (I'd never run Win10 in a million, trillion years.)
If your Dell Studio 540S shipped with Vista then you could probably run Win7 since they are practically the same Operating System. Drivers for Win7 might be an issue, but I doubt it. Vista is so bad that, if it were a choice between Vista and buying a used computer with Win7, I'd buy the used Win7 computer. It would be a good idea to separate questions on these two different computers into two different threads so you don't confuse people and have them talking about two different computers both in the same thread.
Edited by Aaron_Warrior, 25 May 2017 - 03:12 AM.