Today when i came home and started up my computer.... it crashed. I am running Windows XP, 1.8ghz, 512meg ram comp and when i tried to load my profile i got all of these pop up msgs telling me that there were problems with my system 32 files and the user profile logs, it also said it had problems saving a LOT of files. The computer did a NTFS scan of my computer after i rebooted and it said that it had changed or fixed "orphaned" files on my computer. However, i still could not load and i got the same error messages.
When i tried to do a In-Place (repair reinstallation) of Windows i followed the procedure in the microsoft site (pressing f8 on the load screen untill it gave me the 'boot from CD option") i got a command to insert my administration password. I have no idea what it is as my pc came pre-installed with windows XP.
Does anyone have advice on th repair reinstallation process?? IF i do a normal installation, will all of my previous files (everything on my hardrive) be wiped out?
For those of you who have done the repair reinstall or the normal install was it successful and how does ur comp run now?
lastly, if i were to reinstall my OS completely can anyone recommened any good guides? So far ive found this one which seems pretty good Tweak3D Windows XP reinstall