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Recovery Error Failure Loop - F8 key does nothing

Windows XP

One day my laptop (Dell Vostro 3500) crashed and has refused to come back - it tries to go into Automatic Repair but instead gives me to a blue screen that says "the operating system couldn't be loaded because the system registry file is missing or contains errors. error code: 0xc00000e9 press enter to try again/F8 for startup settings' but instead does nothing and just returns to this screen. I haven't done any updates since the computer was up to date, I already burned a disc to reinstall Windows and made it so BIOS reads from the disc but nothing happens as it's in but doesn't give me anything. I can't even boot it to go into safe mode or that checklist that should be happening. What exactly have I missed that I can fix?

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Desktop, Start & personalization Yesterday, 23:56 0 Comments 1 views

.TMP file reappearing after delete

Windows XP

This is a problem I have been having for a while now. My C: hard drive keeps filling up. The only downloaded program I use is Google Chrome and I listen to all my music from my 1TB external hard drive because I have a lot of music and the laptop I'm using is only 32GB. I only use this to browse the internet and for school work (which I save on my school USB). I literally save nothing onto this laptop. I should also mention that I've only had this laptop for a week and a bit so it's not a case of a build up of files that needed to be deleted. For the most part, after all the system information and I deleted all the extra apps that I don't use I have about between 9-11GB of memory left, this is depending on how long I've been on chrome without deleting my cache and cookies etc. At first I was able to fix the solution with deleting temporary files through settings and it had worked for a while up until today I clicked delete temporary file and nothing happens I'd go back and refresh the stats and click on delete temporary files and nothing happens I have rebooted constantly as well, I also constantly use the clean up tool (about 4 times a day, because even though I clear temporary files they build up again but not as quickly as they had today and I'd only have a build up of about 700mb) Today I noticed that within half an hour 4GB had gone from my hard drive and all I did was watch a YouTube video. I have tried every trick in the book to deal with the constant build up on my hard drive even CCleaner, trust me every form of cleaner there is for this type of thing I have used, then I downloaded WinDirStat to see where the file was. The file is a .TMP (BITBC7E.TMP) in the downloads folder of the SystemDistribution folder, it is the only thing in this folder. I deleted it and the space in my hard drive returned to the same amount it had been when I started up the computer. two minutes later the file reappeared and when I go to delete it it tells me the file is open in Application Information, I reboot and then it will let me delete the file but it reappears again and the same thing happens I can't delete the file. I have tried everything and at this point I'm just exhausted. Please help me.

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Desktop, Start & personalization Yesterday, 22:29 0 Comments 1 views

Installing program in a "Virtual machine"

Windows XP

I recently downloaded the Microsoft "Virtual PC" software onto my machine that has Windows 7 Professional. I down- loaded the software from the Microsoft website. I'm trying to install a program that will run on operating systems no newer than Windows XP. It appears that when the computer installs the software, it is doing so on the "regular computer" (Windows 7 Professional operating system), rather than on the "Virtual Machine." Where the software asked for a location for the software to be installed, I selected "browse" and then furnished the path: C:WindowsUsersBradVirtual Machines but making this change had no effect. When I go to click on the icon on the desktop to start the program, I get a message telling me that the program is not compatible with the operating system of the computer. Any thoughts or suggestions would be very much appreciated. Thanks! Brad

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Desktop, Start & personalization 16/01/2017 0 Comments 6 views

Windows 10 Pro re-install problems

Windows XP

Hi, I am trying to re install windows 10 Pro (over the same copy of windows 10 Pro) that was already installed on a new machine. I had to do this because one of the apps I installed (possibly Metastock or iTeleport) has corrupted the pc somehow (something to do with qt not being present anymore) It gets stuck at 68% and says "Windows could not configure one or more system components..." I've updated all drivers in device manager and even disabled DVD player and audio devices as per some forum recommendations. I've also unplugged all devices except monitors, mouse and keyboard. I also copied the thumb drive windows installer to the desktop and removed have tried installing from that folder without any thumb drives in PC. All to no avail. I can't upload the setup log file cos its 62.7mB and it won't attach. What do I do? Regards, Craig

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Desktop, Start & personalization 16/01/2017 0 Comments 6 views

.NET Framework Crash - Unhandled exception has occurred in your application

Windows XP

A few applications that use .NET Framework have stopped working correctly. The GUI will open, but after executing some command, e.g. button click, I'll get a popup saying "Unhandled exception has occurred in your application. <error text>" For instance, with one application, I'll get the error text "There is an error in XML document (1, 1101)." with the details below. Any idea how to correct this? I ran the .NET Framework Cleanup Tool and restarted... nothing. I unchecked all mentions of .NET Framework in Add/remove Windows components (since my understanding is that it's now part of the OS)... nothing. Thanks! See the end of this message for details on invoking just-in-time (JIT) debugging instead of this dialog box. ************** Exception Text ************** System.InvalidOperationException: There is an error in XML document (1, 1101). ---> System.Xml.XmlException: Unexpected end of file has occurred. The following elements are not closed: modeInfo, modeInfoArray, displaySettings. Line 1, position 1101. at System.Xml.XmlTextReaderImpl.Throw(Exception e) at System.Xml.XmlTextReaderImpl.Throw(String res, String arg) at System.Xml.XmlTextReaderImpl.ThrowUnclosedElements() at System.Xml.XmlTextReaderImpl.ParseElementContent() at System.Xml.XmlTextReaderImpl.Read() at System.Xml.XmlReader.ReadElementString() at Microsoft.Xml.Serialization.GeneratedAssembly.XmlSerializationReaderDisplayConfigModeInfoType.Read2_DisplayConfigModeInfoType() --- End of inner exception stack trace --- at System.Xml.Serialization.XmlSerializer.Deserialize(XmlReader xmlReader, String encodingStyle, XmlDeserializationEvents events) at MonitorSwitcherGUI.MonitorSwitcher.LoadDisplaySettings(String fileName) at MonitorSwitcherGUI.MonitorSwitcherGUI.LoadProfile(String name) at MonitorSwitcherGUI.MonitorSwitcherGUI.OnMenuLoad(Object sender, EventArgs e) at System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripItem.RaiseEvent(Object key, EventArgs e) at System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripMenuItem.OnClick(EventArgs e) at System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripItem.HandleClick(EventArgs e) at System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripItem.HandleMouseUp(MouseEventArgs e) at System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripItem.FireEventInteractive(EventArgs e, ToolStripItemEventType met) at System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripItem.FireEvent(EventArgs e, ToolStripItemEventType met) at System.Windows.Forms.ToolStrip.OnMouseUp(MouseEventArgs mea) at System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripDropDown.OnMouseUp(MouseEventArgs mea) at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WmMouseUp(Message& m, MouseButtons button, Int32 clicks) at System.Windows.Forms.Control.WndProc(Message& m) at System.Windows.Forms.ScrollableControl.WndProc(Message& m) at System.Windows.Forms.ToolStrip.WndProc(Message& m) at System.Windows.Forms.ToolStripDropDown.WndProc(Message& m) at System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.OnMessage(Message& m) at System.Windows.Forms.Control.ControlNativeWindow.WndProc(Message& m) at System.Windows.Forms.NativeWindow.Callback(IntPtr hWnd, Int32 msg, IntPtr wparam, IntPtr lparam) ************** Loaded Assemblies ************** mscorlib Assembly Version: 4.0.0.0 Win32 Version: 4.6.1586.0 built by: NETFXREL2 CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/Microsoft.NET/Framework/v4.0.30319/mscorlib.dll ---------------------------------------- MonitorSwitcherGUI Assembly Version: 0.5.2.0 Win32 Version: 0.5.2.0 CodeBase: file:///C:/Program%20Files%20(x86)/MonitorProfileSwitcher_v0520/MonitorSwitcherGUI.exe ---------------------------------------- System.Windows.Forms Assembly Version: 4.0.0.0 Win32 Version: 4.6.1586.0 built by: NETFXREL2 CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/Microsoft.Net/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Windows.Forms/v4.0_4.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.Windows.Forms.dll ---------------------------------------- System Assembly Version: 4.0.0.0 Win32 Version: 4.6.1586.0 built by: NETFXREL2 CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/Microsoft.Net/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System/v4.0_4.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.dll ---------------------------------------- System.Drawing Assembly Version: 4.0.0.0 Win32 Version: 4.6.1586.0 built by: NETFXREL2 CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/Microsoft.Net/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Drawing/v4.0_4.0.0.0__b03f5f7f11d50a3a/System.Drawing.dll ---------------------------------------- System.Xml Assembly Version: 4.0.0.0 Win32 Version: 4.6.1586.0 built by: NETFXREL2 CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/Microsoft.Net/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Xml/v4.0_4.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.Xml.dll ---------------------------------------- System.Configuration Assembly Version: 4.0.0.0 Win32 Version: 4.6.1586.0 built by: NETFXREL2 CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/Microsoft.Net/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Configuration/v4.0_4.0.0.0__b03f5f7f11d50a3a/System.Configuration.dll ---------------------------------------- System.Core Assembly Version: 4.0.0.0 Win32 Version: 4.6.1586.0 built by: NETFXREL2 CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/Microsoft.Net/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Core/v4.0_4.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.Core.dll ---------------------------------------- MonitorSwitcher Assembly Version: 0.5.2.0 Win32 Version: 0.5.2.0 CodeBase: file:///C:/Program%20Files%20(x86)/MonitorProfileSwitcher_v0520/MonitorSwitcher.EXE ---------------------------------------- Microsoft.GeneratedCode Assembly Version: 1.0.0.0 Win32 Version: 4.6.1586.0 built by: NETFXREL2 CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/Microsoft.Net/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Xml/v4.0_4.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.Xml.dll ---------------------------------------- Microsoft.GeneratedCode Assembly Version: 1.0.0.0 Win32 Version: 4.6.1586.0 built by: NETFXREL2 CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/Microsoft.Net/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Xml/v4.0_4.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.Xml.dll ---------------------------------------- Microsoft.GeneratedCode Assembly Version: 1.0.0.0 Win32 Version: 4.6.1586.0 built by: NETFXREL2 CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/Microsoft.Net/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Xml/v4.0_4.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.Xml.dll ---------------------------------------- Microsoft.GeneratedCode Assembly Version: 1.0.0.0 Win32 Version: 4.6.1586.0 built by: NETFXREL2 CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/Microsoft.Net/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Xml/v4.0_4.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.Xml.dll ---------------------------------------- Microsoft.GeneratedCode Assembly Version: 1.0.0.0 Win32 Version: 4.6.1586.0 built by: NETFXREL2 CodeBase: file:///C:/Windows/Microsoft.Net/assembly/GAC_MSIL/System.Xml/v4.0_4.0.0.0__b77a5c561934e089/System.Xml.dll ---------------------------------------- ************** JIT Debugging ************** To enable just-in-time (JIT) debugging, the .config file for this application or computer (machine.config) must have the jitDebugging value set in the system.windows.forms section. The application must also be compiled with debugging enabled. For example: <configuration> <system.windows.forms jitDebugging="true" /> </configuration> When JIT debugging is enabled, any unhandled exception will be sent to the JIT debugger registered on the computer rather than be handled by this dialog box.

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Desktop, Start & personalization 16/01/2017 0 Comments 7 views

Touch Screen Issue

Windows XP

On initial startup, my touch screen does not work. After several hours it will suddenly begin to work and continues to work perfectly until I turn off my computer. I have gone through device - human interface procedures and also tried to use a restore point. Nothing has fixed it. Any suggestions?

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Desktop, Start & personalization 16/01/2017 0 Comments 4 views