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raydan42
21-06-2009, 08:30 PM
Hi.

I bought a new PC (I built it) around February sometime, installed Windows XP Professional, and all was well. It ran without a hitch, and was so smooth with everything, I was really impressed.:nerd:

A couple of days ago, it suddenly stopped being the perfect pc. Windows came on, with the lowest resolution, lowest colour settings, etc., so I figured it was my video card. So I restarted my PC (This has happened before, and all I did was restart, and it was fine), and Windows froze in the middle of doing the blue marquee loading thing.

I tried repairing Windows, but that was a temporary solution. I put my XP disc in, clicked install Windows, then repair. It did a bit of important looking things, and eventually restarted the PC. Windows loaded, and then had the new Windows installation screen, and I let that run. When it finished, Windows was working fine, except that I had to reinstall Microsoft products like IE 8, Windows Media Player 11, and Windows Messenger.

IE 8 counldn't install, because of a file it couldn't download, so I downloaded it, and all was well.

For the night.

The next day, I switched on the PC, only to have the afore mentioned marquee freeze thing. I tried all of the above again, which didn't work. I went into the repair screen, did a chkdsk (check disk), and bootfix. Chkdsk came up with something, and I ran it again after the bootfix to make sure it was OK, and it came up clean. I have run a defrag not to long ago, so all the discs are fine.

My PC specs:
Intel CPU Quad Core 2.33Ghz
HIS 8400 Series 512MB Video Card
Asus P5Q Motherboard
USB Mouse & Keyboard
120GB & 20GB Hard drives
D-Link Wireless Adapter
430W Power Supply (Supplied with Case (Cooler Master))

Any other specs can be supplied.

Any help would be appreciated.

wainuitech
21-06-2009, 08:54 PM
Click start/run type in eventvwr <press Enter> look through the application and system logs at the time the problem happened, see if there are any error messages - if do double click them to open, copy/paste back the complete error message contents.

With the error message open you can press ctrl+C to capture the message - then paste back here.

Edited: try starting the PC in safe mode , keep tapping F8 on startup, select Safe mode, see if it still fails.

raydan42
21-06-2009, 09:17 PM
ONE:
FCB::Open failed: Could not open file C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL10.SQLEXPRESS\MSSQL\DATA\mastlog.ldf for file number 2. OS error: 5(Access is denied.).

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.

TWO:
FCB::Open failed: Could not open file C:\Program Files\Microsoft SQL Server\MSSQL10.SQLEXPRESS\MSSQL\DATA\master.mdf for file number 1. OS error: 5(Access is denied.).

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.

These were TODAY. There were about 15 other ! in triangles, but there are only logs in applications for today. (By the way, the afore mentioned fix-it worked again, but i am not sure for how long it will last)

Speedy Gonzales
21-06-2009, 09:33 PM
Could be this ? (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929665). Are you using Active directory / and SQL?

Blam
21-06-2009, 09:34 PM
Look in System log, those two entries are unrelated.

http://connect.microsoft.com/SQLServer/feedback/ViewFeedback.aspx?FeedbackID=435855

Blam

raydan42
21-06-2009, 09:52 PM
I don't use SQL, because I don't know what it is. As I said, there are those Exclamation messages on the eventvwr. Should I list them all? There are only the ones from today. (21/06/2009)

raydan42
21-06-2009, 09:55 PM
In SYSTEM:
The master browser has received a server announcement from the computer DADCOMP that believes that it is the master browser for the domain on transport NetBT_Tcpip_{152D97E9-599F-4193-9. The master browser is stopping or an election is being forced.

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.

TWO:
The following boot-start or system-start driver(s) failed to load:
sptd

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.

THREE:
The SQL Server (SQLEXPRESS) service terminated with service-specific error 3417 (0xD59).

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.

FOUR:
Driver detected an internal error in its data structures for .

For more information, see Help and Support Center at http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/events.asp.

There are others, but this was from the last start, and I thought they might be exact copies.

Speedy Gonzales
21-06-2009, 10:07 PM
Is daemon tools installed? If it is uninstall it. I think thats what stpd belongs to. It could be playing up / stuffed. The browser one is easy to fix. BUT, you have to go to start / run type regedit. Then go to hkey_local_machine\system\currentcontrolset\servic es\browser\parameters. Change Maintainserver to false (double click on to change it to false). Reboot

Hmm the 3rd one looks like wherever the SQL folder is, its compressed (why its there, if you dont use it, I dont know). The 4th one maybe related to daemontools / the sptd error.

Blam
21-06-2009, 10:22 PM
Open device manager in safe mode and see if there are any ! or X

Was any new hardware installed recently

Speedy Gonzales
21-06-2009, 10:22 PM
Hmm that sptd error may belong to Alcohol 120%

Blam
21-06-2009, 10:31 PM
Its related to many ISO mounting programs.

Its integral part is this:
http://www.duplexsecure.com/home

Download and re-install it. Should fix the problem.