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Old 21st July 2009   #1
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Computer Freezes - Drivers failed to load?


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I was wondering if somebody could help me. Around 2 weeks ago, my computer froze on startup - I managed to log into Windows, and then around 30 seconds later my computer froze and became unresponsive.

I can now only start my computer in safe mode, and when I looked into Windows Error Reporting I see that when I'm trying to start my computer the following drivers are failing to load - Fips, intelppm, SAVRT, SYMTDIF.

I recently started a thread in the Security section believing it to be a malware problem.The link to my thread is here:

http://www.windowsbbs.com/malware-vi...tml#post465918

Now I believe most of my malware issues to have been resolved, so I have been directed to start a thread here in order to fix my remaining Windows issues.

Any help/advice that can be given would be very much appreciated.

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As far as I can tell from searching the net, my problems with SYMTDI and SAVRT are problems with my Symantec antivirus software. Intelppm is the driver for my processor I believe Fips is something to do with hard drive partitioning.

Any ideas as to what I can do next anybody? Please?

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There are several approaches to solving this problem. but it will be a case of trial and error .....

First I would check out the hard drive using the manufacturer's disk diagnostic software .....

Disk Diagnostic Software ....

ExcelStore

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Samsung

Seagate, Maxtor, Quantum

Western Digital

If the drive gets a clean bill of health the next step is to run System File Checker - I am not certain that this checks .sys files, but worth a try. Can be run in Safe Mode ....

Start > Run > sfc /scannow > Enter - you need an installation CD at the same Service Pack level as the OS on the hard drive - a Recovery CD will not suffice.

You could try uninstalling Norton and removing all traces using the Norton Removal Tool

Fips.sys is a Windows Crypto driver, presumably related to drive encryption.

Bottom line is that the best solution may be a Repair of XP for which you require a retail CD, not a Recovery CD and a full backup of all your data as insurance - you should have this anyway

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Is there any way of finding who manufactures my hard drive without opening my case? I've done a google search but no luck so far.

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Download SIW and go Hardware > Storage Devices.

While you have SIW open you can also complete your System Details - 32 bit OS is not very helpful

http://www.windowsbbs.com/adding_sys...fications.html

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^Thanks for the help!

I have a Seagate Barracude 7200.9 80GB. I've downloaded SeaTools for Windows, but I cant install it. I double click the setup icon, but a Windows Installer dialog box pops up and tells me that "The system administrator has set policies to prevent this installation".

Back to square one

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Not exactly, download Seatools for DOS - read the tutorial and boot from the CD or floppy you make.

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Right, managed to buy some CD-RW's today and I have just run Seatools. Did both a short and long scan, and Seatools tells me that my hard drive passed without needing any sort of repair etc.

Is my next step to now check the system files? Is it possible to do this without having an XP cd? I do not have one of these unfortunately, where would the best place to get one be?

Many thanks for your help so far.

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Running System File Checker with out access to an installation CD of the same Service Pack level is not possible - I wonder if you have a friend with one?

Let's take another approach - does your computer have a Recovery Partition - if you have access to the manual look for System Recovery. At this stage please simply respond yes or no - take no action in this respect.

If you have means of recovering the computer to the as delivered state this would be the most ecconomical way of dealing with this problem - Win XP installation CD's are becoming scarce as you might imagine - Dabs have some and there are offers on eBay.

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I have been searching for an XP SP3 cd but I have had no luck so far. My friend has a SP1 cd, and has suggested something called "slipstreaming" the SP3 updates, but I'm not sure that this will work with my problem?
Yes - that should work .....

Slipstreaming Windows XP Service Pack 2 and Create Bootable CD

Slipstreaming Windows XP Service Pack 3 and Create Bootable CD

You will need to slipstream SP2 first, then SP3 - there is no need to burn the SP2 slipstreamed CD.

The slipstreamed SP3 CD should also enable you to make a repair install of XP if necessary - you must use your COA of course - should be on a label on the case.

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Hello again,

Finally received my XP SP1 cd, and have downloaded the SP2 updates as per the instructions on the link you posted. I have also copied the contents of the CD onto my hard drive.

Now I am having problems with Command Prompt, I'm quite unfamiliar with this. Been many years since I have used anything like this. I'm trying to follow the instructions on the link as best I can, I have set up the folder names etc to be identical - but I am still getting stuff like this.

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D:\XP-SP2 is not recognised as an internal or external command, operable program or batch file

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Apologies, I have managed to do this now. I did not know that you can simply drag and drop folders into the Command Prompt window. A useful tip for novices!

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Having some more problems now. Sorry about this. I have downloaded the SP3 updates provided in the link, and started the Slipstream process like normal. However, the files begin to extract like normal, until a window pops up that has Windows XP SP3 setup Switches at the top. It has an OK box at the bottom, which i have clicked, but then the integrate process ends. Thats all that happens. I'm bamboozled.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2447/...29ff266a8a.jpg

Edit again: Apologies yet again, I was typing in the Command Path incorrectly. Using \ instead of / in integrate:/XP-CD

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Would you please confirm that you successfully slipstreamed SP2 into XP SP1 as a first step.

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Yes, I have now slipstreamed SP2 and then SP3. I am now having problems creating a bootable cd. NTI CD & DVD maker isn't really helping me at the moment.

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