cpu crashes when sd card inserted

  levyo1 16:51 28 Dec 2009

my cpu has started to crash when I install a sd card or phone etc and it says (microsoft explorer has stopped working)then it reboots itself I can not figure out why this has started I am running win vista.any help would be great.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 16:52 28 Dec 2009

1. Open an elevated command prompt. To do this, click Start, click All Programs, click Accessories, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as administrator. If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or click Allow.
2. Type the following command, and then press ENTER:
sfc /scannow
The sfc /scannow command scans all protected system files and replaces incorrect versions with correct Microsoft versions.

  levyo1 17:21 28 Dec 2009

Thanks for your response but, sorry it has not worked any other ideas

  levyo1 17:44 28 Dec 2009

I have noticed that it does not do this on my laptop but that is running xp!

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:58 28 Dec 2009

It looks like you need to do a Vista repair

but before that I suggest you back up all your important data from the machine.

How you access the repair options will depend upon whether you have a Windows Vista installation disk or whether your operating system came pre-installed by your PC manufacturer.
Windows Installation Disk

With the Complete PC Restore Option you must have made a backup of your system, either on your hard drive or on a set of DVDs, in order to use this option. If you don't have a backup then don't use this option

1/ make sure your PC can boot directly from the Vista DVD. Obviously, most modern PCs can. With older machines you may need to check the PC's BIOS

2/ Start the PC

3/ Immediately insert the Windows Vista DVD into the DVD drive

4/ A Black screen will appear with the words 'Press any key to boot from CD or DVD'

5/ Press Any key to start the booting process

6/ A new screen will now appear with a progress bar. The legend say's 'Windows is loading files'

7/ After a few minutes the Microsoft copyright window ill appear and another small progress bar will be visible

8/ You will next see a Blue curtained screen

9/ After a short while the Language option screen will appear

10/ Select your language and keyboard language and the Click the Next button

11/ At the bottom left of the next screen - the Install screen, Click on the Repair Your Computer option

12/ The System recovery options will now search for your Windows Vista installation

13/ Once the Vista installation has been located, Highlight it and then Click the Next button

14/ You are now presented with the following set of recovery options

* Startup repair - This automatically fixes problems that are preventing Windows from starting
* System Restore - This will Restore Windows to an earlier point in time
* Windows Complete PC Restore - This will completely restore your entire PC - programs, system settings and files - from a back up that you have previously created (Available in Windows Vista Business, Enterprise and Ultimate editions only)
* Windows Memory Diagnostic Tool - This checks your computer's memory hardware for errors
* Command Prompt - This opens a Command Window

15/ Click on the Option you require and follow the onscreen prompts

Pre-Installed Options

If no repair options are available your PC manufacturer may have replaced the tools or customised them. Check your Computer Manual before proceeding.

1/ Start your PC

2/ If your PC has one operating system Press and Hold the F8 key as your PC starts. If the Windows Logo appear you will need to start again

3/ If you have a dual boot system a Boot option menu will appear. Highlight the Vista operating system and Press the F8 key

4/ In both cases, if all has gone well, an Advanced options screen will now appear

5/ Highlight the repair Your Computer option and Press Enter

6/ Select a keyboard layout, and then Click the Next button

7/ Next select your user Name and Enter your Password, then Click OK

8/ The recovery options should now appear

  levyo1 18:33 28 Dec 2009

also just noticed that when I click on my computer it also says "internet explorer has stopped working

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 19:08 28 Dec 2009

Which is why I suggest a Vista repair.

  woodchip 19:17 28 Dec 2009

have you tried the sd card in another computer, as i think that is the problem

  woodchip 19:18 28 Dec 2009

have you tried other cards?

  levyo1 19:34 28 Dec 2009

yes they all work in my laptop "xp" but not on my "pc" vista they all work in the phones also when I plug in my HTC phone it also crashes

  levyo1 19:37 28 Dec 2009

hi fruit bat I will pop out tomorrow and get a 1tb external hard drive and back up my system and I will follow you instructions.


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