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PC Problem booting with XP


SEAWISE DAVE

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I have an Evesham PC running XP - 7 years old. When starting up the process stops at the initial boot screen before windows starts. I then switch off at the start button and after several restarts the system usually completes. However on occasion, after windows starts and commences "loading personal settings" I get a message that windows has encountered a problem and has to close. It then restarts. I only have a 250gb hard drive and realize the unit is getting a bit old but cannot find an definitive problem with it when checking. I have 3GB of RAM. Any help with this is greatly appreciated.

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Fruit Bat /\0/\

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Start - run -type

sfc /scannow

press OK

let windows scan for and replace missing or corrupt windows files - it will take awhile to complete.

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Jock1e

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Maybe check the air vents for dust and fluff if any inside will probably need clearing out as well especially around the fans and heatsink.

If trying Fruit Bat /\0/\ suggestion you will probably need the XP cd with SP3 on it.

I suppose it could be the PSu that is struggling.

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woodchip

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May be a corrupt driver

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woodchip

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PS as it stops after BIOS try it on Default settings after writing old settings down on paper

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