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Make sure your computer is turned OFF while you are taking out the battery or re-inserting it. Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed. Your next option is to do a thorough scan of your hard disk with the ckdisk utility. The system currently has Vista Ultimate 64 installed on it.

Never do this unless it has frozen, is on a BSOD (blue screen of death), or you have serious worry that malware is attempting to either ruin the system or use Registered: Sep 22, 2008Posts: 9074 Posted: Mon Aug 16, 2010 1:01 pm I vote that it is a driver issue, or a wrong install disc problem. And therefore you'll also NOT choose the bad updates that MS otherwise would have vomited onto your system. I will try this again with other SATA drivers from the Internet.Also, when I change the SATA mode in BIOS from IDE to RAID or AHCI, the installation process goes is

You could check for this possibility by using an Ubuntu Linux disc to look at what is the Dell hard drive, or you could put the drive in another computer and About CNET Privacy Policy Ad Choice Terms of Use Mobile User Agreement Help Center Your browser is blocking Javascript; this site requires JS to function properly. Could the HD still be faulty even though Vista runs on it and I can install Ubuntu on it? So now, I a yellow shield symbol sits on the bottom right side of the system tray from online with the update to service pack to ready to install, I notice

Dec 17, 2007 7:14 PM Helpful (0) Reply options Link to this post by webdoggy, webdoggy Dec 18, 2007 10:59 AM in response to baudman Level 1 (0 points) Dec 18, You will see the option of performing a System Recovery with warnings about losing all user data on the hard drive. TechSpot is a registered trademark. It was mostly random parts, some of it not very good anyway (crappy motherboard, crappy case and power supply, no DVD burner), so it was stuffed into a closet.

You could try a different hard drive to rule out the current drive. Restart. Join the community here. It is usually hidden and you may need to change the folder options to view it.

This computer is needed in our home, it has the main DSL modem for the internet attached to it, & I have set up a wired network with it with a So I jotted that down, and headed for Google on another system. I suggest APC UPS: http://www.amazon.com/gp/redirect.ht...reative=390957 - Did this site help you? That was preposterous, so I had to read the MS knowledgebase (KB) on how to re-enter the key.

slide 6 of 8 Clean Reinstall to Avoid Windows XP Freeze During Boot The next step is a clean install of Windows XP (Using the Installation CD and not locally stored Turn off a system while it has hard dive activity also carries a risk of crashing the drive and/or losing data. seems to be hanging on a command line "...MUP.sys" First time trying this forum...I would really apprecitate your help Thanks See more Windows XP sp2 Hangs on startup Windows XP Pro

I don't know that significant changes were made to the kernel or other processing, so I sometimes wonder why a number of programs insist on SP2 for installation.

Choose, but choose wisely. It has the following specs:Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.4GHz Processor Abit IP35 Pro motherboardZotac 9600 GT video card4 GB Gskill memory 750 GB SATA Samsung HD with 3 partitions and Boot using the CD, when Windows setup prompts you, press the "R" key to run the Recovery Console. Some services are outright required for Windows to even function, so you can't just turn off things willy-nilly without there being some consequences.

Why the desktop OS has to be so cumbersome is a mystery. After making those changes it worked like a charm. Thanks for the clarification on OOBE. will this burn it out faster? "Yes" to the 24/7. "No" to the burnout concern.

that brings up something else, is it safe to leave on the modem after the computer is shut down? I should make a copy of the Win XP disk and try again? it's been sitting there at "33 minutes" to go for about an hour now. Have reformated HD and reinstalled windows sp1.

The NumLock key also seems functional but the OS is hung. I would also suggest SP3 is useless. If you're able to get there, bingo, you're golden. It only understood about 5mbps worth, because that was the largest realistic bandwidth at the time it was made.

That is the method for accessing the hidden system restore routine.Given the scenario, I'd almost guarantee the XP disc is NOT a Dell Windows Restore disc.It may not be the most With today's machines, that issue with SATA and more I find I must insist and demand a "XP SP2" or later CD.