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Repeated Explorer Crashing

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by sdfadsafdsxz, May 3, 2004.

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  1. sdfadsafdsxz

    sdfadsafdsxz Thread Starter

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    I've been running XP Pro for sometime on a homebuilt computer now and woke the computer off standby to find everything unresponsive (just saw my frozen destop). I rebooted and now my harddrive light stays on all the time (even when hard drive isn't reading/writing). Even whenever I boot the light stays on.

    XP goes to login and startup but before I get past the welcome screen, it reboots.

    I have an identical backup harddrive which I make images (with Norton Ghost) from time to time and have been using an image from a few weeks ago (should have been doing the backup weekly, eh?). I'm able to use this drive but the HDD light is still on and I get a Windows Explorer error every three minutes:

    AppName: explorer.exe AppVer: 6.0.2800.1106 ModName: crtdll.dll
    ModVer: 4.0.1183.1 Offset: 000115ce

    What's up here???? Checked the hard drives with Norton for physical errors, every sector is fine. Am checking for virus but the HDD light says otherwise. Methinks the motherboard has suffered a minor catastrophe (oxymoron) and now things are going haywire. Can still run things - I just put the error window off to the side - so I don't think the memory is physically damaged.

    Any ideas????
     
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  3. x_theory

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    Go to Start -> Run -> type sfc /scannow

    This will run System File Checker. It may ask you for your XP CD to reinstall any corrupted or missing system files that could be causing the problem. You might also want to check for any motherboard BIOS or hard drive firmware/driver updates, too. Let us know if it works.
     
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