start up

  123joey123 11:42 11 Oct 2006

When I switch on first thing in the morning I get the dreaded blue screen and it might take three goes to get going.No matter how many times I switch on and off the rest of the day it's ok.I was thinking about formatting but am wondering about the piossibility of a hardware problem.

  Jackcoms 12:06 11 Oct 2006

Assuming that you're using XP, have you tried a repair?

Sometimes the system files (those required to run Windows properly) can become corrupted. Here's how to run a check on your system files:
• Click Start; Run.
• In the Run box, type cmd.exe to open the command prompt window.
• At the prompt, type sfc.exe /scannow
• Press ENTER. If Windows finds problems with the system files, you will be prompted to insert your Windows XP installation CD to restore the files.

If no problems are found and the scan finishes, type exit and press ENTER.

  123joey123 14:08 11 Oct 2006

Thanks, I've done that and it put some files back. I'll see what start up is like tomorrow.Thanks

  123joey123 13:30 12 Oct 2006

No, that didn't work. I,m getting more blue screens than ever. Format?

  Jackcoms 13:45 12 Oct 2006

Virus scan?

Anti-malware scan?

Both with System Restore disabled.

  123joey123 13:48 12 Oct 2006

TYes I've done a virus scan. All OK

  Jackcoms 14:40 12 Oct 2006

"Yes I've done a virus scan"

As I said - with System Restore disabled??

What about an anti-malware scan?

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