hey guys, long time, reason is is because my computer is messed up n i need help repairing it.
PLEASE READ IT ALL TO KNOW WHAT HAPPENED!
I turn on my computer one day after coming home from RCC, n i my computer was running incredibly slower then usual, i checked task manager, nothing was screwing it up, but i think the CPU was being used a lot, goes to 100% easily. I updated my CPU driver a while back, n i didnt know that CPUs get drivers, it made my computer run apps better n my CPU was OCed 100MHz from 1.8 to 1.9, now it is the best PC in the house! Im sure this didnt affect my computer going slow, but i checked for viruses n defragmented my HD before my computer went slower then tar, it isnt the first time ive defraged so i knew what i was doing. No i was not looking at xxx after defraging n scanning for viruses, im not that kind of guy, plus im using KasperSky up-to-date anti-virus software n pop-up blocker. Anyways, my computer was going slow, like as if the graphics card had been running on an older driver, so i tried updating it from AMD, and it was avaliable for the type of graphics card i have. I downloaded it, installed it, and when i check to see the driver date, version, etc, it said in the info either <unknown> or <unavaliable>. Obviously i restarted the computer to make the driver work, but that didnt do anything, didnt take away the 'sluggish speed'. I was curious to knowing y it said it could identify the driver, it's official, not third-party, im sure of it. My computer is quite clean from the inside, but not really my stock PSU *coughdustycough*.
to clear as this up, i swear i tried everything possible to get my computer to go faster or back to normal, it was going slower then P3 computers lol *dad has 3 of them running*. I thought that if i can disable the graphics card it could fix it, guess i was wrong. Ive been using this P4 Intel computer, which only has less then a half a gig of DDR SDRAM in it n is slow, for computer homework for RCC, n looking at tech entertainment, video game news, etc, etc. Here is a message that comes up whenever i have my computer turned on after boot in the beginning:
"Windows could not start because of the following file missing or corrupt:
You can attempt to repair this file by starting Windows Setup using the original Setup CD-ROM.
Select 'r' at the first screen to start repair."
now i found out that i can download the boot disk of Windows XP Professional original on 6 floppy disks off microsoft.com:
How to obtain Windows XP Setup boot disks
I also found out how to put the boot disk on the floppys on a disc, step-by-step on wikihow.com n using Nero:
How to Create Bootable Cd from a Bootable Floppy Disk - WikiHow
this computer im on has an outdated CD n floppy drives so it wont read of blanks discs, or from what i tried to do to make it read of used floppys n CDs. I do have my older brothers computer to use, but he doesnt know crap about computers n if i try to explain the situation to him, he wont know what the **** im talking about. He has Nero on his computer already n as far as i know, he is my only hope to fix my computer without me paying money to fix it. My oldest bro, who is moved out n married, has a friend named Mark, who helped created my computer at iGameLan, which is out of business since Summer 06, n Mark hasnt contacted my older brother calls yet. So right now, im still looking for a job, and me having to figure out y Action Signs and Promotions wont contact me to give me directions for sign spinning, etc, etc. The most money i got on me is $75, n im saving it for pre-ordering SSBB for Wii when the official release date is announced.
now i need ur guys help for this. Once i get my older brother, not the married one, to let me use his computer, which is going to be tough since he knows nothing about tech talk, n i have 6 floppy disks to use n one CD-ROM, would i be able to use the Windows XP Professional original boot disk to fix my computer? Or would i have to talk my computer n spend a lot of money on just doing something i can do myself? A step-by-step guide for the boot disk for fixing my computer would be nice, if u guys can find one.
Please give advice,