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Topic # 90133 15-Sep-2011 15:14
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My comptuer keep jamming after adding certain softwear.
I noticed it got worse then it keep restarting


So i did a destructive recovery holding down F10
this worked ok but the comptuer was still doin strange things


So i did another destructive recovery (i saved all my stuff on external)

Now it wont work it jammed while doing the recovery both destructive and non destructive
and comes up with a blue screen with all this writing on it


is the comptuer had it or is it the windows
its 5 yrs old but still fast nough for what i use it for


its a HP pavillion media centre edition
wtih 2.8 processor and 1 gig of ram

Someone has offered me a copy of an XP boot disc or xp disc willt his work

or should I buy the one for my windwos from HP????


or is there another way to fix it???


I usually recover my windows every year so its not slow any ideas thank you so much                             

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  Reply # 521514 15-Sep-2011 15:20
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aaron11:
and comes up with a blue screen with all this writing on it


Someone has offered me a copy of an XP boot disc or xp disc willt his work

or should I buy the one for my windwos from HP????


                       


The BSOD is your main concern, usually indicates a hardware fault (but not all the time).

If you were running Windows Media Centre, then you'll need that particular CD to reinstall from, but if you dont care about the media centre part of it, then a normal XP instllation from scratch will work fine long as you have a valid product key.






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  Reply # 521605 15-Sep-2011 17:40
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Hey mate thanks I think i got the license on the side of the comptuer 

And not fussed about the windows media center


more concerned about paying 200 or less to get ti fixed then load my softwear on it and then it goes bung again..

Ive got a really good new laptop so this one is just for using for music movies etc       

 

 
 
 
 


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Reply # 521698 15-Sep-2011 21:40
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Is there any disc I can download on my laptop and put on a cd and boot the xp comptuer
or do i need to buy a windows disc thanks 

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  Reply # 521720 15-Sep-2011 23:03
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Am I right in thinking that any XP disk will work so long as its the right edition that the licence is made for? IE if he has a Media Centre COA on the side of the computer, and he gets an XP Media Centre disk from a mate, he should be able to install it with that and just use his COA key?

I'm sure I've done this in the past with XP Home Edition. I don't think many places sell xp any more any ways so you might be a bit out of luck going in that direction.




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  Reply # 521723 15-Sep-2011 23:09
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Hey thanks the comptuer is 2.80 pentium and 1 gig of ram
its fast enough for what I use it for

I can get a copy of a boot disc I will try that.. see if that helps

and if it does it again its had it and past what I need it for guess time for a new one

Just sick of paying 1500-2000 for a new comptuer every 3 -5 yrs but guess thats life lol

         

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  Reply # 521896 16-Sep-2011 12:20
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If youre going to pay money for an OS CD, might as well grab Windows 7 for around $160.

If your license states Windows XP Media Centre Edition, then you'll need the media centre CD to match the product key - an XP Home/Pro CD wont work.




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  Reply # 521907 16-Sep-2011 12:36
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Hey i cant afford that at the moment plus I want to make sure that the comptuer is ok before i change THE OS

does anyone have a boot disc they could send me XP????
i will send it straight back once ive finished

pretty plz someone must have one lol    

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  Reply # 521918 16-Sep-2011 12:59
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Best way to check your hardware, is to use something like UBCD and run tests on your hardware.
http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/




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  Reply # 521936 16-Sep-2011 13:27
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I'd say that if it Blue Screened doing a destructive recovery then something is wrong with the hardware.

Do you remember what the Blue Screen said?

It may just need a CHKDSK run on it.

If you get the Correct Windows CDs (you need two for Media Centre Edition) you will still need to find all the right drivers for your HP to get it back up and running - the F10 recovery is the best way to reinstall. Can you remove the Hard disk and plug it into another PC and do a Checkdisk on it?



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  Reply # 522179 16-Sep-2011 22:33
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I asked my comptuer guy how much to put windows 7 on it and he said it would be too old for that



and Ive gone heaps of f10 restores before so something is wrong....


It started when it started to jam

      


Now it wouldnt go and the sceen stayed on stand by when I got it going it said
the american trend thing and all the specs came up (thats me fiddling again)


and it goes on to say with a cursor  NTLDR is missing
control alt delete to restart.



and if I can get into recovery it starts and then just jamms it went though once but all the softwear was bung           

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  Reply # 522255 17-Sep-2011 09:06
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aaron11: I asked my comptuer guy how much to put windows 7 on it and he said it would be too old for that and Ive gone heaps of f10 restores before so something is wrong....


It started when it started to jam


Now it wouldnt go and the sceen stayed on stand by when I got it going it said
the american trend thing and all the specs came up (thats me fiddling again)
and it goes on to say with a cursor  NTLDR is missing control alt delete to restart.
and if I can get into recovery it starts and then just jamms it went though once but all the softwear was bung           


Get a new computer guy. Windows 7 runs on pretty much anything, people have had it running on Pentium 2's and earlier. Ive had it running on my P4 2.4 quite happily in the past.

Sounds like your HDD OS is corrupt (not necessarily faulty) and the files have been corrupted - only option in that case is to format the drive and install from CDs. It could be a faulty HDD, but until you run some diagnostic software, you wont know for sure.

UBCD does HDD testing etc and will give you a better idea of where to go from here.





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  Reply # 522317 17-Sep-2011 13:27
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Nothing wrong with my comptuer guy..

He offered me a copy of the windows xp for $5 to try that..

He said it may not support windows 7 while im running a lot of other things off it

IE TIVO soft wear transfers burning files usin it on the net and skype 


Anyhow.......   how much for a new hard drive and put the xp back ya think :p


I really dont want to buy another comptuer for over $`1000 dollars when I got this new laptop

It has an i5 m460 ! 2.35ghz  rocessor
with 6 meg of ram..



BUT i need a desktop to sit at as well.. grrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
      
             

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  Reply # 522366 17-Sep-2011 15:29
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Well for start your tech shouldnt be selling you dodgy copies of XP :-p

Windows 7 does all those things you mentioned fine, its just legacy software and h/ware it sometimes has issues with.

Assuming your current HDD is SATA, a 500GB is around $60+ depending where you shop. If its the older IDE/PATA, then probably a few $$ more as SATA is more common.

If you have the CD for XP / Media Centre, takes approx 30mins of your time to install the main OS, so installation cost of XP is free :)





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  Reply # 522373 17-Sep-2011 15:45
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the cd was just to recover it..

If i buy the cd myself... 1. where do i get it from and how sure are you.. thats wot the problem is???


They should give cds out with the comptuers when ya buy them for stupid ppl like me lol    

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  Reply # 522396 17-Sep-2011 16:29
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They used to give recovery CDs but then started putting a recovery drive on the system instead,....thing is, if the drive fails, then the recovery drive fails :)

As Ive said before, until you run some diagnostics software, you wont really know what youre in for.




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