You are currently browsing the archives for the PC Software category.
Archive for the 'PC Software' Category
Mike has the unusual problem of having everything on the display of his old XP based PC show upside down! Rotating the monitor sorts it out temporarily but a longer term fix is needed.
While it’s possible that some kind of virus could have caused this it’s more likely that at some stage display software settings were changed. Try pressing CTRL + ALT + (Down/Up Arrow keys) at the same time. If that doesn’t work try adjusting your computers graphic card settings as below:
Right click on the Desktop – Properties – Settings – Advanced. Open the “Rotation Tab” and adjust accordingly.
Finbarr is getting the above message on screen when the computer starts up and it covers the whole screen so there’s no access to the Start button, Toolbars, etc..
This Microsoft article seems to cover the issue but if you can’t access the methods outlined then I’d suggest doing it in Safe mode maybe?
Kieran manually (via the power button) powered off a frozen laptop with Windows XP on it and when trying to restart, it kept going to a blue screen of death with the error message “unmountable_boot_volume”. In this instance it seems the file system got corrupted on power off. Fixing the issue involved booting the laptop with the XP recovery/OS disk in and pressing ‘R’ to go into repair mode when the windows install screen loaded. At the command prompt type “chkdsk /r” and press return then let the system basically fix itself. It took about 2 hours for this scan so be patient but when it was done the laptop booted back into windows normally as before.
Christine’s pc turns off during Windows XP installation.
There are many possible reasons for this so not sure where to start. Computers turning off automatically regardless of what you’re doing is normally a sign of an overheating CPU. The CPU turns itself off to avoid damage. It may have started to overheat due to a fan failure, dust build up in the vents or heat sink failure.
Also try resetting settings in your BIOS to default and take out the CMOS batter for a few seconds first. Check your windows install DVD/CD is not scratched or corrupt.
Bimalendu often gets the error “A Runtime Error has occoured, do you wish to Debug? Yes or No” while browing the net.
I’m going to presume you’re using Internet Explorer and this error is most common with that browser. Try upgrading to the latest version or try another browser like Firefox or Chrome at least to test.
You can also turn off this script debugging in Internet Explorer. More info HERE.