XP 64 troubles

Discussion in 'Windows 64 Bit' started by Nick2239, Oct 12, 2008.

  1. Nick2239

    Nick2239 Guest

    I recently had to run a repair on my xp pro 64 now i can't access the windows
    update site for sp2 to get everything back to normal. Simple things like
    whats happened to my start button menus and why does the ie icon only produce
    shortcuts and not access the web. HELP any suggests welcome
     
    Nick2239, Oct 12, 2008
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  2. You say you had to "run a repair". Could you be a bit more specific? What
    caused you to do the repair, and what did you actually do to repair it. It
    sounds like you're seriously _not_ repaired.
     
    Charlie Russel - MVP, Oct 12, 2008
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    Davader Guest

    Also go get WURT the window update repair tool, run it and it will fix your
    windows update issue.
     
    Davader, Oct 13, 2008
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  4. Nick2239

    Nick2239 Guest

    Hi there Charlie
    I kept getting the blue screen of death with various error reports kenrel
    debugger and various others, the hard drive kept searching for something
    couldn't find it and the machine would freeze or crash to the blue screen.
    I booted off the xp disc and ran through the set up right to the second
    repair option. Everything seemed great until i tried to access the start
    button menus they were gone leaving little icons for different things, i have
    to log out of the admin account to switch the machine off, didn't have to do
    that before. Also when i click on the IE icon all it does is make a short cut
    to IE that doesn't work. I can't get on the update site at all.

    Any Idea's ????

    Cheers

    Nick
     
    Nick2239, Oct 13, 2008
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  5. Yes. It sounds very much like you have either bad hardware or were seriously
    infected. If the later, a repair install won't fix it in most cases. You
    need to do a wipe and reload. If the problem is hardware, then you should
    probably start with a memory test. Let it run for a while, and see what it
    comes up with. But I'm strongly suspecting an infection.
     
    Charlie Russel - MVP, Oct 13, 2008
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