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#1 british_dude361

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Posted 06 October 2005 - 10:52 PM

I've been hearing so many problems with Windows XP, what are the most common problems? If that makes any sense. ;) :D

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Posted 06 October 2005 - 11:13 PM

Well, none that i have personally experience.

Iv Fixed every single problem that has cropped up over the past 13 months for my 13 month old Install.

The 2 that took me the longest are both networking related.

At Boot up, the system would sit and wait doing nothing for up to a whole minute waiting for a network service to startup, once that service started all apps that relied on networking would complete loading, such as Samurize and the firewall, and actually youll be surprised just how many processes rely on the networking subsystem.

The 2nd problem was that i removed a broken NIC from my PC without first defaulting the setup and so the IP address remained locked to an on existent NIC also it was used for raspppoe and at the time i was using bridged mode ADSL and i was unable to get pppoe working until i found a way to disconnect the driver protocol fro mthe nic driver, i messed with the registry and got it working but windows XP no longer remembered drive letters for dynamic volumes when i rebooted (I don't see the relation but oookkk ) since then the old hdd that had a dynamic volume has broken down so if it happen again i doubt id bother to fix it.

I figured it out eventually and fixed that also, but windows networking never was the same, eventually i found out how to completely repair the damage instead of formating my windows partition and reinstalling, i wouldn't have a 13 month old xp install if i had formated then :D

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Posted 07 October 2005 - 04:17 AM

I haven't experienced/ heard of any other than that stupid Dr. Watson Postmortem Debugger.

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Posted 07 October 2005 - 09:19 AM

Dr. Watson errors havnt even appeared for me

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Posted 07 October 2005 - 10:12 AM

I will preach some microsoft here...

XP is perfect if you do everything right, however one mistake can throw the whole operating system out of sync with the computer

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Posted 07 October 2005 - 11:53 AM

agreed, there are some improvements that can be made, but then again nothings perfect

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Posted 07 October 2005 - 01:56 PM

You know karl, come to think of it, that sounds like MOST operating systems, you think it's perfect till you do somethign wrong and... ohh crap that stupid one minute reboot is back again... I thought I fixed that!

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Posted 07 October 2005 - 03:58 PM

I once had a computer that would not shut down....I had to manually hold the power button.

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Posted 07 October 2005 - 04:23 PM

That's typically a processor or a motherboard problem lol

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Posted 07 October 2005 - 06:40 PM

Well I've had a few times XP wouldn't boot up again after installing certian software. Seen that happen on other XP machines. Also XP doesn't like to have SP2 installed on a system that has been up and running for a while.

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Posted 07 October 2005 - 07:55 PM

View PostShadowFox, on Oct 7 2005, 11:23 AM, said:

That's typically a processor or a motherboard problem lol
Nope, it was windows, because after I reinstalled the OS it worked fine.

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Posted 07 October 2005 - 08:47 PM

View PostShadowFox, on Oct 8 2005, 02:23 AM, said:

That's typically a processor or a motherboard problem lol

i had an m/b that couldnt shutdown, you press shutdown in windows and it would always reboot., lol. sold it on ebay :rolleyes:

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Posted 08 October 2005 - 01:19 AM

Clark, I thought you were a christian?

:)

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Posted 08 October 2005 - 02:28 AM

i told em what was wrong with it, i made sure they knew it was faulty

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Posted 08 October 2005 - 04:07 AM

Good clarky... Lino I hate the NVIDIA update myself every time I install it and reboot... BSOD




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