hard drive problems?

  joe95 10:24 12 Oct 2006

Since returning from holiday a week ago I have problems with my hard not defragging complteley, slow running, installed "speed it up" and "perfect disc"no problems found and now this morning was printing 6x4 photo and when I tried to preview got error message Instruction cannot be executed for lack of system resource.
I'm running XP with all the updates etc.
80GB drive, free space 29GB. anyone any ideas please.

  brundle 10:46 12 Oct 2006

Check your HD ; click here

Check your paging file is set to a suitable size;
click here

Full antivirus and antispyware scan; (free tools);
click here and click here

check system files (have your xp cd handy) - start menu/run, type `sfc /scannow` without the quotes, hit return

Full scan of your HD with manufacturer's diagnostic if you are still having problems;
click here

  joe95 12:27 12 Oct 2006

thanks for the tips have Anti-virus etc all upto date
Disk checks done okay.
Paging file okay
sfc/scannow can't be found.

  Totally-braindead 12:29 12 Oct 2006

You have to type it EXACTLY as brundle says with the space, if in doubt copy and paste it into the Run box.

  joe95 12:43 12 Oct 2006

thought I had done
I need my disc and I can't find it

  joe95 16:17 12 Oct 2006

updated everything, running fine but there still seem to be a lot of files that can't be defragged

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 17:58 12 Oct 2006

sfc /scannow problems
click here

  joe95 23:08 13 Oct 2006

Finally found my what my file problem was, it was a back -up file I had done sometime ago got rid of it everything okay now fingers crossed.
Thanks for the tips

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