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?
Help, my PC with Windows 10 won't shut down properly
Since upgrading to Windows 10 my computer won't shut down properly. I use the menu button shutdown and the screen goes blank, but the system does not fully shut down. The only way to get it to shut down is to hold the physical power button down till it shuts down. Any suggestions?