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Old 11-01-2006, 03:28 PM   #11
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I really feel this is more of a hardware problem as opposed to a Windows software problem but you could run sfc /scannow, this replaces corrupt system files in XP if you are concerned it is Windows related.

Method:

Place XP cd in the rom drive
Cancel auto run
Start > Run > Type in sfc /scannow (note to space between sfc and the /, if typed incorrectly it will not run)

My thoughts on the hardware run to bad psu or bad ram (more than likely ram) you could try running one stick at a time to verify if it is the ram and put a volt meter across your 12v to check for correct voltage. Another possible cause could be heat related, have you checked your cpu heatsink for dust build up which would be impeding air flow / cooling??

If you're not happy to try these options yourself then I suggest that yes you do take it to a shop.

As to formatting it, they should be able to do a repair install of Windows which will leave all your data intact.
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Old 11-01-2006, 04:30 PM   #12
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DILLIGAF thank's a lot i will try to verify all of that tonight IF it want to restart loll if not i'll bring it to the shop tommorrow morning, very nice of you to try and help me
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Old 11-08-2006, 12:33 PM   #13
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I gote my computer back from the repare shop and it was someting in the bios that had to be set diffrently, so thanks again for your support
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Gonna move this to where it belongs...
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Old 11-08-2006, 02:42 PM   #15
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Out of curiosity...what was wrong in the bios?
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Old 11-08-2006, 03:34 PM   #16
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You really need to ask the shop mate, I have no idea what bios setting would cause your problem. Had you been messing about in the bios prior to this happening?
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Enix82 sorry but i realy don't know, the guy just said that he set it up as it should be
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Old 11-09-2006, 04:07 PM   #18
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yes DILLIGAF i did once fool around in the bios but this is at lease 8 month ago
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