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    XP repair help

    right, i just turned on my compter and it says my windows files are curupt and that i need to repair windows! I know how to etc but was wondering...what are the chances of me lossing any data such as programmes music etc?

    rep to people that help!

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    use a linux boot CD like Ubuntu or Knoppix to boot from CD , then burn off any thing you are scared of losing

    i've never lost data on an XP repair, but you never know

    12.5%?!?

    Its hard to say, unlikely but not impossible, usually that will happen after your computer has crashed whilst updating some system files so clearly something has gone wrong already. Your not likely to lose any data, but its not impossible (and its possible its already happened), there probably isn't a whole lot you can do about it anyway aside backing up the data using a Linux boot CD as browntoa states...

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    put your windows xp disk on and restart the comp. Select boot from cd on startup and the repair option will be there :thumbsup:

    EDIT: oops just reread that you already know how to lol.

    Slim chance of losing anything

    Original Poster

    well i got an xp boot disc but my computer keeps turning itself about 7 seconds after you switch it on. I can sometimes manage to get into the xp disc but then it switces it self off. Dont know why. Also when i turn the power off from the plug, and turn it on then it normally turns it self off about 15 seconds after bootup

    If U are actually booting from the cd and it is still failing could be a hardware issue.
    CPU Fan not failed or heatsink underneath it covered in dust?

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    maddogb;3079910

    If U are actually booting from the cd and it is still failing could be a … If U are actually booting from the cd and it is still failing could be a hardware issue.CPU Fan not failed or heatsink underneath it covered in dust?


    Thats what i was thnking. I think is need a new CPU fan and my computer needs a clean. But i was wroking fine on it the other day, and i touched soemthing at the back and it turned off and now it doesnt work. But then last night i went on it and it was fine. Well i guess I should get a new CPU fan first

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    either cpu fan and heatsink dusty and needs clean, or hard drive knackered then

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    salder21;3080003

    either cpu fan and heatsink dusty and needs clean, or hard drive … either cpu fan and heatsink dusty and needs clean, or hard drive knackered then


    ok thanks. I wil lget a new CPU as the old one is the stock intel one. I am hoping the HDD is ok :thumbsup:

    samwhitewick;3079950

    Thats what i was thnking. I think is need a new CPU fan and my computer … Thats what i was thnking. I think is need a new CPU fan and my computer needs a clean. But i was wroking fine on it the other day, and i touched soemthing at the back and it turned off and now it doesnt work. But then last night i went on it and it was fine. Well i guess I should get a new CPU fan first



    Easy way to check that, boot up and go into the bios settings and leave it. If it turns off there as well then your software/operating system isn't involved and it's a hardware issue.

    Try refitting your current heatsink first (assuming you've got some thermal paste handy), if it's shutting off that fast then it sounds like your heatsink may have lost contact with the CPU.

    Original Poster

    well i managed to get into my bios and watch the CPU temperature. The temperature starts of at 70 degrees and once it gets to 90 my computer turns off. So i am going to get a new CPU heatsink as it needs one :-D thanks guys

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    samwhitewick;3086719

    well i managed to get into my bios and watch the CPU temperature. The … well i managed to get into my bios and watch the CPU temperature. The temperature starts of at 70 degrees and once it gets to 90 my computer turns off. So i am going to get a new CPU heatsink as it needs one :-D thanks guys



    did you check the fan was running the correct speed too? it could be running a fraction too slow which could effect it and be the cause of the overheating. This could either be due to dust, or the fan could be faulty.

    Make sure you clean the top of the cpu to remove old paste as that can stop the heatsink making proper contact

    Original Poster

    just got my new cpu fan (overclockers.co.uk/sho…-AK) and my computer is running like a dream at 30 degrees. the older one was rubbish and didnt fit well :-D. thanks guys!
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