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