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I have a problem that i cant fix it by anyway.This problem remained even after I formated my computer, and it keeps jumping and after a while even that im not pressing ona ny button its trning off my internet and ic ant do enything:(if you need more details thatn that picture so tell me exactly what and i will upload it either)
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When you formatted your computer, did you do a 'clean' install of Windows?
Hello Ramije, Welcome to TSF! :wave:

Please try this workaround (you will need your Windows® XP SP2 CD).

(In the event that you do not have a Windows® XP CD with SP2, you will need to 'borrow' one from a friend or colleague, as the manufacturer's "Recovery Discs" will not work in this instance.)

Insert the Windows® XP CD in your drive. (Hold down the Shift Key to prevent it from starting.)

Go Start > Run the box type in sfc /scannow …please take note of the space between the sfc and the /.

This is the System File will scan all the Windows® core system files to ensure that they are in their respective correct places, and if not replace them from the CD.

During the scan you may be asked to Insert the CD, if this happens just go retry and let it do its thing.

One important point: While sfc is running, it is not advisable to do any other work, or have any browsers/programs running on the computer, until the scan is complete. (This process will generally take around 45-65 minutes to complete).

Once finished, remove the CD and reboot your machine...all should be "Normal" (hopefully). :grin:

Please post back with the result, or if there are any further queries/concerns.

Kind Regards,
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I still have the problem
Hello again Ramije,

When you 'formatted' your computer did you do a full 'clean' reinstallation of Windows® XP?
How long ago did you do this, and how did you do it?
Was Windows preinstalled on this computer?

Please let us know.

Kind Regards,
HI :)
-Ive formated full install (Ive erased all the windows-full format)
-About how long its somthing like 50-60 mins
- I didnt understand this question what is preinstalled?
Hello again Ramije,

With regard to my third question; I was trying to determine if the Operating System (Windows® XP) was already installed on the computer when you originally purchased it.
This will tell us what type of Windows® XP CD you have.

I shall presume that you have a full version of the Windows® XP CD, and not one from a manufacturer, such as, Dell™; Acer™, or Hp™.
Considering that you have only just reinstalled Windows® XP on your computer, it might be best if you were to start the installation again, because this current installation is corrupt.

Here is an Installation Checklist Guide to assist you:

The Windows® XP Installation Check List.

1. The Windows® XP SP2-CD (naturally) :grin:

2. Darik's Boot N Nuke (Click the coloured Link).

3. Please read this guide.

4. The Motherboard CD that contains all the necessary Drivers etc.

A couple of tips...
a. Darik's Boot N Nuke will take about 4½ hours to completely wipe the Drive; however, this will vary depending on how big the Drive is. (That estimate is for a 80Gb HDD). Wiping the HDD this way will give you the best chance of a 'clean' uninterrupted installation.

b. When you get to Figure 7 in 'The Guide', you can create more than one partition here by simply telling Windows® how big you want it. Should you do decide to create an extra partition, it will not be active until you do so after the installation is over and done with...we can give you guidance as to how this is done, so partition away if you wish.

c. Once the installation is finished, with all the Motherboard Drivers installed, and Internet connected, I strongly recommend that you install a reputable Anti Virus program first; then, go to the Windows Update Site and download all the updates (including SP3).
AVG™ is has a very good free version available here.

d. DO NOT have any unnecessary items; such as, USB cameras, Printers etc., attached to the machine...install all these after the installation is finished, and fully updated from Microsoft®.

If you are uncertain about anything here, do not hesitate to ask for assistance.

Good Luck with this task; when you have finished, please report back with the success or failure of the installation.

Kind Regards,
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