06-14-2009, 07:06 PM
Join Date: Jun 2009
OS: Windows 7 ; Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit
Okay, So my roomate's laptop which is on Windows XP Proffessional started acting funny. Yes it does have Service Pack 3
It seemed like a problem that could be fixed with a Defrag, but Defrag wouldnt work.
So I tried Disc Check and it didnt work.
For the heck of it, I tried Disc Cleanup, and it freezes instantly and doesnt work.
It would be easy enough to fix if there was a restore point in System Restore, but for some reason that program hasnt made any restore points. ( go figure)
I have been working on this computer, trying every defrag and disk check fix I could find. Including all the command prompts, regsver32, installing new components, everything. Still no go.
More specifially, for defrag my error is: "Disc Defragmenter could not start"
It doesnt work when defrag c: is entered into Command Prompt.
I finnally got disc Check to respond by using command prompt and telling it to schedule a check for the next start up, but it didnt work. When the computer starts up I get a error like "Disc check cannot be used on RAW files" for a split second.
Starting the computer in safe mode doesnt make them work either.
Is there anything else I can do? Or do I just have to wipe everything and re-install the OS?