4 year old, self built PC. XP SP2, 1800mhz 750mb. 2 HD ( 40 and 329 gigs.)
I'm at a total surrender state.
I thought by buying a new 320gig drive I would have fixed the problem. What happened
to my old backup HD now happened to the brand new backup HD.
My second physical HD was partitioned in 3 sections. 1 to run
another version of XP and the other 2 to store pics and music. I had configured all
3 partitions the way I wanted them successfully and worked for a week. Please see:
This morning I tried to boot XP in the new HD and i got the blue screen about conflicts
with drivers or hard drives. After a few reboots I got a message saying that the
file hal.dll was corrupted or missing and couldn't boot anymore.
I went back to boot XP from my main HD and found that the 3 partitions in the new
HD are not accessible. Please see:
Needless to say I'm deeply pissed. This happened to my old HD and I thought it went bad. It took me days to trasfer 80 gigs of data to the new HD via a 1.1 usb!
There's got to be something in XP or my bios that gets confused. What I don't understand
is why my setup worked for 4 years and now 'something' changed.
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?