Skip to comments.Running XP Home
Posted on 10/02/2012 4:17:56 PM PDT by silentreignofheroes
Running XP Home,System crashed a couple weeks back.MS not supporting OS.Drudge does't display and more importantly,some of the wifes recipes will not display.Any help will be appreciated.
Did you try to “reset” to an earlier time?
You mean “system restore”.
I’m sure you backed up everything before the crash...right?
I’m about ready to go back to W98.
Save a recipe on flashdrive and open up on another computer.
Had to reformat the drive , just certain types of video(I Reckon) will not display.There’s some update that I’m missing it seems.
Would not have helped
I’d try to run Linux Ubuntu 12.04 or Knoppix from a flashdrive and see if those files are still there.
You got that right.!
Don’t even think about (system not responding) VISTA. I would take W95 over vista. My XP system died over the “Windows Restore” virus and I am finally getting it to work again.
I’ll have to study that,I started in tube theory and worked up.Never got that software stuff down . Thanks.
What format are the wife’s recipes?
You may be missing Java or some Flash updates.
Not sure what kind of “cash” you had. load
Malwarebytes Anti-malware. it’s free and cleans out spyware. It can’t hurt
Something for you to consider is that just ONE anti-virus/malware/trojan program does not catch all the little buggies.
I have Malwarebytes, and Microsoft Security Essentials, and SuperAntiSpyware. I have had several times that each program found different problems and removed them.
You can never be too safe.
My computer crashed and MS display said no support so I used contact MS and they gave me a way to get all caught up with a code or something. Try contacting them and tell them the problem they may help you.
Yes. I assumed he already had a virus software. I use Security Essential + Malwarebytes. Not familiar with SuperAntiSpyware so I will check that one out. Thanks
Where I work there is still a Windows 3.1 box that runs legacy software to burn prom chips to keep ancient equipment running.
Im running xp home prem. Vista after the 1st service pack is ok.(though I’m only familiar with x64, so dono about x86) XP is in extended support till 14 or 15. If your talking about calling MS and getting an answer, forget about it, google is where to go for answers. If you post the crash info we can help. If thats a no, list all problems and error messages. Go to your even viewer(control panel/admin tools/event/system events)see if any of the errors (red) relate to your issues. But before you do anything, make sure the system if fully patched. Another thing to do is clean out the temp files, run a registry cleaner and defragment your system.
I have had XP on my Toshiba laptop since new in 2008, and now having problems...stuttering audio, and often very slow.
I have done all of the routine maintenance, defrag, etc.
I usually use Firefox, but I also have Chrome installed.
Stuttering is on both browsers.
I just bought a newer, but used, Toshiba laptop with W7
for my wife and baby boy, but I have not played with it yet.
It seems to work fine for them.
I wonder if I should upgrade my laptop to the W7, but question if that can be done without a reformat
one more thing do a checkdisk
If you lose all of your data for sure, consider installing the Ubuntu Linux system. Very easy, with a universe of free software available.
Or maybe even if you recover and backup your data in commonly used file types...
You can also download a “live CD” from there (regular ISO format) for free and run it from the CD only on your computer to see if you like it, to see if it runs well on your computer, etc. Might even be a DVD version, as I haven’t looked at those for some time. I connect by wireless, and a new install works (including access to the Net) with no manual configurations on my part.
Upgrade to OS X, like I am.
Try going to CC Cleaner. Just search it. Its a decent free computer cleaning program. There is also a $25 version that does a more thorough job. Worked well on windows XP, I was having serious speed issues. Also copy your files and DOWNLOAD/INSTALL Ubuntu Linux LTS 12.04. I know very little about computers but after using Linux for about a month I love it. It just doesn’t have the problems that Windows has.
BTW, if this is of help to you, I found that having MSE loaded at startup and ACTIVE, while SuperAntiSpyWare is loaded at startup but not active (real-time protection OFF), and MalWareBytes in the wings activated only when needed works best.
Having real-time protection ON for more than one Anti-Virus program seems to cause conflicts.
Thanks for the comeback.
Weird, I have XP and Drudge is the only site that just comes up white screen. Found out that when it does this if I hit refresh it comes up. Try it.
Indeed, having more than one similar anti-virus program installed and enabled at all can cause strange and hard-to-fix (or even impossible-to-fix) problems depending on what else is installed on your system.
The three that you mention (MSE, SuperAntiSpyWare, and Malware Bytes) might stay out of each other's way, but caution is advised if they're all enabled for operation (even if not "real-time protection").
Not saying it doesn't work for you or some people -- obviously it does for you; just saying it can cause trouble in some systems.
I've been using MSE as the baseline, and running MalwareBytes only when needed, on Win7 and XP.
A windows user would probably transition to Kubuntu easier. Ubuntu, with the Gnome gui, is more Mac-like.
That, or Linux Mint KDE would be my first choice.
Can you run this linix from a flash drive if you have XP installed?
Thanks,I’ve looked into ubuntu.I’m wondering if I need to buy another harddrive and install it first.?
Sure. It's a bit of extra work to do, but lots of folks have set that up.
Trying it from a CD/DVD is even easier. If you download and burn the Linux Mint 13 DVD, for example, you can then boot from that disc and run Linux directly off of it, without actually installing it to your hard drive. Some distributions will even let you put Linux on your Windows desktop almost like an app you run. You don't have to toss Windows out to try Linux.
I think everyone should at least try it out.
thanks sorry so late..
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