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Old 03-09-2008, 09:26 AM   #1
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my xp home edition has been slow lately when I turn it on a black screen appears after the loading screen for about 5 minutes then at the desktop the only thing that loads is the desktop image and the keyboard shortcuts don't work

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msi p4mam2-v mptherboard with integraed sound card
seagate 320 gb hard drive
2 gb ram
nvidia geforce 6600gt graphics card
1 dvd drive

used primarily for video editing and gaming

what could be the problem
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Old 03-09-2008, 09:35 AM   #2
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Well, the processor you have is fairly old for one thing. But it sounds like it's time for a format. How long have you had that computer?
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Old 03-09-2008, 10:56 AM   #3
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sounds like a virus to me. those specs are more than enough to run xp decently. formatting is always good though, and would fully fix all the problems, so id do that. try booting to safe mode and back up all the data then format
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Old 03-09-2008, 11:27 AM   #4
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Boot into safe mode by repeatedly hitting F8 before Windows starts up.
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Old 03-09-2008, 12:43 PM   #5
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5 months, pressing f8 to get into safe boot not working
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Old 03-09-2008, 12:48 PM   #6
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could I back up data remotely if so can i get my ip address or username remotely

I have a dlink wbr-1310 router which connects my 3 computers
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Old 03-09-2008, 12:55 PM   #7
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5 months, pressing f8 to get into safe boot not working
Do you mean it's won't give you the option to boot into safe mode when you press F8 or it can't boot into safe mode?
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Old 03-09-2008, 01:01 PM   #8
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it used to but since i got the new hard drive 5 monthes ago and reinstalled windows xp it wont let me
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Old 03-09-2008, 07:53 PM   #9
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got it to safeboot but it disables the keyboard any idea how to fix this
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Old 03-10-2008, 10:41 AM   #10
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In the control panel, there is an option to use an on-screen keyboard.
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