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Installing XP on a computer that won't respond

by GlenysEverest / November 14, 2010 5:56 AM PST

I opened the computer to find the message WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\CONFIG\SYSTEM.

I tried to repair the system using the XP disc, but it wouldnt go past the first stage where it asks you which drive you want to repair.

I then decided to reinstall XP totally, but after not asking for the registration number or anything, it attempted to start up and them went to a blue screen with the message "Driver irql not less or equal"

Now each time I re-boot it goes to this screen. I want to try wiping the system and reinstalling XP again, but even when I go through F8 and safe mode I get the same screen up!

It's an old machine - got it in 2003, but it was performing OK for what I wanted.

Is it worth me taking it to be refurbished, or I'm I better off buying a new low-spec system?

Thanx
Glenys

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Ask the owner if they did this yearly. (video at link)
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 14, 2010 6:14 AM PST
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Do What yearly??
by GlenysEverest / December 10, 2010 11:05 PM PST

Do What yearly??

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(NT) The video reveals this.
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