I have "inherited" a computor that has win XP installed.I have no discs for it at all and no way of obtaining the originals,and the PC is slowing down and playing up.I try to access msconfig to take a look and the window closes after about 4-5 seconds.Sometimes it refuses to shut down until I change the restore point....which I dont understand too much as I have only ever used Win 98 until now.
I bought the pc "as is" and use it off line for a small business....I only need some basic office type functions and installed Star Office which is amazingly slow to open and use.
Is there anything I can do to stabilise the OS without the original discs? I have scandisked and defragged....and having only ever used Win 98 find it difficult finding my way around.
Tommo2000`s suggestion about Belarc is good, but as I understand it this computer is`nt on line. If you would like to yellow envelope me I`ll send you a CD with Belarc on it. It`s from an old magazine.
Gandalf.... you only double posted to make me feel better didn't you? Thanks for that. Dont know if I have the activation code but can look for it.....otherwise Belarc will find it so forget that last sentence.
I have one PC that I can download all the suggested and then I can transfer them to the problem PC on disc....that is possible isn't it?
Thanks will start to get hold of them now and get back. Geoff47