By the way, I dont even remember what that title means any more.
This problem is way over my head wherein it was not that way a few years ago. For about 2 weeks now, Basically, I am Crashing win XP SP3 2X per week. It freezes, does not start, screen flickers, goes black 2 seconds then back, blah, blah, and acts like it is virused up. (I am in safe mode now)
I ran ERD Commander and fixed it for short while a few times, but I do not remember what I am doing Inside the hives and fear that part. Basically I am lost where I could fix these issues easily before. I have been away from computing too long. I have a permanenent version of UBCD4Win360 (Barts PE) on the PC but when I went to Use "combofix" I was tricked into not using it AND THEN IT DISAPPEA%RED. A Virus? I just installed that entire repair app (UBCD4win.exe) on the PC today. A bootup disk is not required now.
My ram is getting eaten up by something right down to one GB sometimes, then I can boost it to about 300MB max. Firefox also destroys the memory.
Process explorer says it is the memory dump using 100% of CPU which freezes it in normal startup. So did ERD say that may be a problem driver. I had saved the ERD analaysis for you experts but I cant find it in safe mode. PC sometimes boots in "DEBUG" mode
Backups also take forever..., I mean forever, so it is not an option now. I need this
I did the old windows memory boot up diagnostic but all seemed well. I do know enough that "Memory dump", in BSOD is problematic . Just dont know how to fix it. I do not remember how to use all my WIN PE repair cds and I have dozens.
Can anyone tell me how to fix this issue, short of a repair install?
and do I need the original XP CD to do that type of installation?
I installed from XP SP2 cd, then added SP3 later.
Dont know if I can get back to you if it doesnt reboot. Another thing>>>I forgot how to get to the recovery Console which I installed years ago.
This is a home built PC from 2007 with an AMD 3000 CPU and ASUS MB. 2000GB ram. It runs beauatiffully when all is normal. I have replaced some major hardware and used the best stuff when I built it. I prefer to repair this one than to use my others. I know the answer is right in front of me.
Another thing is I cannot update the AGP graphics driver with success. That is showing up in Windows update yellow shield. I thought there was no more support?
Thanks in advance.