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HELP, out of options with Vista 32bit

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by spacephobic, Jan 24, 2011.

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  1. spacephobic

    spacephobic Thread Starter

    Jan 24, 2011
    Hi everyone,
    i hope someone here can help me!
    these are the specs for my pc
    Dell Dimension E521
    AMD Athlon X2 Dual Core 4200+, 2200MHz
    2GB Ram, SDRam
    Radeon X1300PRO 256MB
    Aver Media M779 PCIe PAL/SECAM/DVB-T Desktop TV-Tuner
    Festplatte, WDC-WD 50 AAKS-00V1A SCSI Disk device, 500GB, partitioned to c (100GB) and d (400GB)

    two weeks ago my system crashed, after running fine for ages.
    I could not boot it and ended up having to reinstall vista on the newly formatted c-partition.
    since then, after the clean install, the system will not run stable. I usually install sp1, but not sp 2, cause it's just more time spent on the installs and the system will still crash. I install Security essentials and the TV-tuner driver from the original dell CD and nothing else. this pc has not been on the internet for two years now!
    I can normally use it for 3hrs or so, before suddenly (in the reliability viewer) the harddrive activity spikes to 100%. this happens and the computer will hang, until the activity has gone down, but after a few hours of this the graph line will stay at 100% constantly, while running sometimes more, sometimes fewer processes/programs through the harddrive. While all this happens, the CPU activity and the Ram activity don't go over the 50% usage mark for over a few seconds at a time. all harddrive checks (and I've run every hardware, system whatever test more than once) come up clean. all drivers seem to be ok, no yellow exclamation marks!
    yesterday i got a blue screen from nvstor.sys and sometimes atikmdag crashes (common)
    I get a few error messages in the event log:
    -kerberos could not be started
    -wmiperfclass created user local system
    -registry handle leaked (common)
    -acpi-bios could not find irq for PCI slots 1-4

    ideas anyone?
    already thankful,

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