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Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 311174 25-Mar-2010 10:32
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try booting off a windows PE / Bart PE to eliminate OS issues; what sort of licensing is involved with your media center; is it dependant on your hardware - did you modify your host with new RAM/HDD or CPU upgrades?



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Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 313546 31-Mar-2010 16:38
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Okay, I tried to install one of those USB wifi connectors (I have Wifi), but it wouldn't install properly.

Also, a NEW problem. Often, right when I am in the middle of something, the computer restarts, making me lose everything since I last saved.

Someone up there doesn't love me... 

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Ultimate Geek


  Reply # 313607 31-Mar-2010 21:06
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I see this dozens of times a month at the tech shop i work for. 9 times out of 10 its the ram. if you dont have any spare ram remove all sticks apart from one. try one at a time see if you can find a good stick. once you do test the others one at a time until you find the problem

Note it could be all or one stick doing it.

my suggestion is find a stick of new ram and see. or take into pc shop and say can you just try some more ram in here. in our shop we wouldnt charge you anything for that as long as you bought the ram from us.




Hu? did i do that?
16Mb (EDO RAM), K6-II processor, 2Mb of onboard graphics. 32k dial up modem. 12 speed CD ROM. 5¼-inch floppy drive. 500Mb HDD.

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Geek


  Reply # 314758 4-Apr-2010 17:11
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Melvin: OK, problem.

My Computer has now started randomly rebooting, and now it ALWAYS gives the error message:

Windows could not be started because the following file is missing or corrupt:

\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM

you can attempt to repair this by inserting the original setup CD rom and pressing r at the first screen 



Hi Melvin,
 You do know, this "WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM" part of the Registry is 
(HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE)?

 I like to have my computer, Windows 98 C:\   Windows XP D:\,  running a 32-bit file system
(Master Boot Record).  If I have a problem with drive D:\  I can run Windows 98 SE and fix the
registry from there using a backup.

I know, people believe it is not as safe, however, I am not paranoid about internet garbage, I clean
my own system.   Also use my own backup techniques.

When In Doubt ReInstall.

Your Registry Has Been Corrupted.     It is inside the folder Windows\System32\Config.  The filename
is SYSTEM



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Wannabe Geek


  Reply # 318996 15-Apr-2010 18:58
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Mmmm...

A tad reluctant to go messing around with the inside of my box.

Is there a downloadable test program I could run? 

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