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Copied DLL files are all zeros, but correct file size

I used a program called SyncBackFree (CNET 4.5 * rating) to copy a few thousand files from one hard-drive to another hard-drive. All seemed to work okay, and there were no error, and no errors in ...
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Computer in Boot Loop

My old Dell PC has recently gotten stuck in a boot loop, and I'm not sure why! I'm kind of new to troubleshooting computers, but I'm trying to learn how. I've checked the RAM, there's no problem ...
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Windows XP Dell GX280 hardware issue

I have a Windows XP Optiplex GX280 desktop computer that recently had something go wrong when a power surge struck our house. I've taken off the side, and I've got no clue what's wrong. Nothing ...
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IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL BSOD in NDIS.sys, with MemTest passing - what's the cause?

I just got a Blue Screen of Death with IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL, in NDIS.sys. My hardware: Intel P4 Northwoord 2.4 GHz Intel D850EMV2 board 4 x 256 MB RDRAM other stuff Context: Computer was ...
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Testing joystick on XP - Why is movement registered when centered?

I have a USB 2 Thrustmaster joystick connected to a PC running Windows XP SP 3. I have been testing the joystick using Control Panel->Game Controllers->Properties. However, I find that sometimes ...
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Windows crash on new Hard Drive that was never formatted

I installed a new hard drive after someone removed the OS from my old drive thinking I would eventually slave the two together to recover my data. Unfortunately the new disk keeps crashing and I ...
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Virus or hardware failure?

I've been having an extremely odd problem with my desktop computer. It's a custom build (not built by me) running windows xp. Every so often 1 cpu (it's an amd x2) starts maxing out. When I look in ...
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Hard Drive checking [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: How do I troubleshoot a slow hard drive? I have a SeaGate drive and I ran the long and short generic tests and they passed. However, the system still seems slow after a ...
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Fujitsu Siemens Laptop Problems

I've got a Fujitsu Siemens Laptop running XP and have had problems booting. At first the message was to do with corrupt registry files, System, Security etc. I replaced all of the files with ones ...
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Hardware issue, bsod with windows xp irq and strange messages with ubuntu

I have an old Acer T160 and it used to run Windows XP. But I keep getting random BSOD's. I keep seeing IRQ conflicts. I tried to run ubuntu, which runs and keeps running. But sometimes is not ...
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Computer Restart When I Insert a USB Drive (Othe Removable Device)

I have faced this issue when My computers just restart when ever I connect a specific memory card, USB drive or any other portable device. This is quite a serious problem which is on the other hand ...
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Very slow bootup even after defrag

Have a computer that took over an hour to bootup and this was after a defrag and security scans. Could this be a sign the drive is dieing even if it is making no sounds? How can I check to see if ...
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Do SSD disks do not last as long with Windows XP as with other OS? [closed]

We do software development (Visual C++) on Windows, and already had a few cases where developers using SSD disks with Windows XP had to replace their disks after a (one, 1) year of usage, because they ...
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My PC became slow

I am sorry for such a non-specific title, but that will be exactly the point of my question - to ask you to specify my problem. (I'm new here so I hope I'm at the right place.) I started my PC as ...
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How to troubleshoot “The device is not ready.” error in Windows XP

No matter what disc I put in the DVD-ROM drive, I get: C:\>d: The device is not ready. When I put in the disc, it spins up and you can hear it reading the disc. I've tried a couple different ...
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NTFS disk hardware fail - recover files

I looked at most questions related to this, but most of them are when somebody accidentally formatted the HDD. So I'm asking again. Dell Laptop with 70Gb HDD crashed. Windows XP is not bootable, ...
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Why does my drive show as 180GB used, but copies only 40GB?

My computer crashed, so I removed the drive (with Windows XP Professional 32-Bit) and put this drive in another computer running Windows 7 64-bit. Booting with Windows 7, when going to My Computer ...
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Onboard NIC picks wrong IRQ on startup

I am dealing with an older PC with Windows XP. Someone recently selected "Load Optimized Defaults" from BIOS and now tiny little problems have emerged. One of the problems is that the Ethernet NIC ...