Unstable xp

  EJgull 22:21 27 Mar 2003

ok then my problem is xp crashes a lot. I quite often get a message that says something along the lines of "Unable to load registry, had to load from a back up file" when i boot the computer up. It has to recover from serious errors quite a bit too, and it also just stops responding quite a bit and i generally have to restore it to yesterdays check point. I have tried installing it as an upgrade, as a full install and on both fat 32 and ntfs filke systems. the problem is always there.

My system is:-
Windows XP Home Edition Service Pack 1 (build 2600)
1200 megahertz AMD Athlon
128 kilobyte primary memory cache
256 kilobyte secondary memory cache
Board: Matsonic MS8308E 1.0
Bus Clock: 66 megahertz
BIOS: American Megatrends Inc. 062710 07/15/97
320 Megabytes Installed Memory
40.02 Gigabytes Usable Hard Drive Capacity
35.51 Gigabytes Hard Drive Free Space
ARTEC WRR-4848 [CD-ROM drive]
Memorex DVD-MAXX 1648 AJ [CD-ROM drive]
3.5" format removeable media [Floppy drive
Lexmark Z23/Z33 Color Jetprinter on USB001
SiS 630/730 [Display adapter]
Default Monitor
MPU-401 Compatible MIDI Device
SiS 7018 Audio Driver
Standard Game Port
EPSON Perfection1250
Standard 101/102-Key or Microsoft Natural PS/2 Keyboard
Microsoft PS/2 Mouse
GlobeSpan USB ADSL WAN Modem

there doesnt appear to be any device conflicts or problems .

Anyone help at all?

  Gaz 25 22:42 27 Mar 2003

Defargment your HDD, from Start > Accesssories > System Tools > Defragmenter.

Then > Download click here

And > Get anti-virus from click here

Then check out click here

If none improve your PC reformat your HDD and start from fresh.

Hope one helps anyway.


  EJgull 22:50 27 Mar 2003

Thanks gaz

but I have spybot, avg antivirus and have formatted the hd and reinstalled xp quite a few times now (in fact I have to regually!!)

It has the same problems all the time

  EJgull 22:51 27 Mar 2003

The hard drive has also been tested and is ok.

  Gaz 25 22:52 27 Mar 2003

What sort of error messages appear?

  Gaz 25 22:54 27 Mar 2003

click here or click here are good ones.

  eccomputers 22:56 27 Mar 2003

It sounds like you have some software installed that does not like working with xp. What applications have you installed?

  Gaz 25 23:00 27 Mar 2003


  EJgull 23:01 27 Mar 2003

i have office, photimpression,nero 5.5,power dvd3, spybot, avg, aol, scanner and printer software. I kept it to a minimum incase it was one of the programs i had installed.

  EJgull 23:03 27 Mar 2003

the problem arises almost straight away after a fresh install even with just aol on it, which makes me think it is hardware related but everything seems fine. I never had any trouble with 98 on the same system.

  Gaz 25 23:07 27 Mar 2003

A hardware conflict, are all devices working properly? And are they all signed?

Do you have the latest XP updates? click here

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