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Weird Instability--May be an easy solve?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Niobe, Jan 6, 2011.

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  1. Niobe

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    Hello!

    I'm running XP, 32-bit on an old (8 - 10 years old) PC. Was terribly slow, you guys helped get it back in shape! However, the weird things continue: dropping icons (e.g., the icon bottom right task bar for internet connection disappeared, everything but top task bar disappeared), dropping files (can't find a folder I created to keep track of tech info), some software progs (can't find SuperAntiSpy), etc.

    I've managed to keep things workable, but this is like a funhouse carnival ride. I can't afford a new PC, and to take it somewhere for pro diagnostics is also cost prohibitive.

    I ran the Windows diagnostics and here's what it came up with:

    00000008] Intel(R) PRO/1000 MT Network Connection (FAILED)

    DHCPServer = 172.16.0.9 (FAILED)
    Pinging 172.16.0.9 with 32 bytes of data:
    Request timed out.
    Request timed out.
    Request timed out.
    Request timed out.
    Ping statistics for 172.16.0.9:
    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 0, Lost = 4 (100% loss)

    DNSEnabledForWINSResolution = FALSE

    DNSServerSearchOrder (FAILED)
    [​IMG]172.16.0.10 (FAILED)
    Pinging 172.16.0.10 with 32 bytes of data:
    Request timed out.
    Request timed out.
    Request timed out.
    Request timed out.
    Ping statistics for 172.16.0.10:
    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 0, Lost = 4 (100% loss)
    [​IMG]150.199.1.10 (PASSED)
    Pinging 150.199.1.10 with 32 bytes of data:
    Reply from 150.199.1.10: bytes=32 time=47ms TTL=47
    Reply from 150.199.1.10: bytes=32 time=47ms TTL=47
    Reply from 150.199.1.10: bytes=32 time=46ms TTL=46
    Reply from 150.199.1.10: bytes=32 time=47ms TTL=47
    Ping statistics for 150.199.1.10:
    Packets: Sent = 4, Received = 4, Lost = 0 (0% loss)
    Approximate round trip times in milli-seconds:
    Minimum = 46ms, Maximum = 47ms, Average = 46ms
    [​IMG]150.199.101.1 (PASSED)

    DomainDNSRegistrationEnabled = FALSE

    IPFilterSecurityEnabled = FALSE


    I only copied the stuff that had FAILED or FALSE on it. Everything else in the report seemed okay.

    QUESTION: could this instability be caused by overheating, dirty fan, etc.?

    Thank you in advance for your help!
     
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