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Windows Xp Pro Sp3
4 core a.m.d board 3mhz
8Gb memory.
nVidia GT440 1.5Gb cache Graphics Card

Hi.
I am terminally and my heart stopped a few months ago and I ended up in hospital.
You were kind enough to assist me with a computer problem some months ago.

Once again my eldest Grandson ran some 'speed up computer' program on my
4 core 3mhz a.m.d system and now I am having a problem with Windows XP doing its
thing on either memory management or missing reg key/keys (I think).
Again he does not remember what the program was called. Sad to say, I have
had to ban him  from using my system.

Symptom....
Switch on system and wait. Desktop displays ok.
Right mouse click on, say the Recycle Bin and there is a lag for a moment and it
comes back with out displaying anything and waits, once again, for input.
Selecting again, the selection window is given.

After a while working on various programs, you get a windows memory error message
or Windows will clear the Desktop, re-run explorer.exe. The Desktop appears with all
its contents, the task-bar has its contents, Programs running come back in the correct
state and finally, memory is sorted out. Its almost like a warm re-boot.

I think its by-passing the routine to display the right mouse selections because of
a missing registry key to the sub-program ensuring the display takes place.
It could be doing a 'Return instead of a 'sub-Return' or visa versa, when it skips
the missing registry instruction. I really do not have a clue what to do.
I can not re-install windows and all the software, I am far to ill do do that.

Please, can someone help resolve this problem for me.

Many thanks.


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Computer Help / WindowsXP Pro sp3- Disk Management not working- Help.
« on: April 05, 2017, 06:40:37 PM »
Hi.
Ok I should update but I am getting on a bit and very ill, so its not necessary for my needs.

The Disk Management program is not loaded due to some silly chap trying to speed up my
system without me knowing.
I no longer can fix and non-formatted drive so that I can format it.

Is there a way I can fix this without re-installing Windows. That would kill me as I have a
mass of stuff on the system. Need to format new drive to save things onto.
I need someone help if they can. please advise.

All the best.


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Hi.
I tried the windows repair to switch off the autorun feature for usb
on WindowsXP Pro sp3.
The script shows as "NoDriveTypeAutoRun" set to 95.
I tried it and it did not work.
I used regedit and manually set it to hex value fd (253) ad it worked.

Thought you may ant to know.
All the best.

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