my computer is a piece of crap HELP!

United States
August 25, 2009 12:32pm CST
alright here's my complaints: my computer started crashing when i updated to XP SP3 awhile back. now it crashes during boot and sometimes doesn't boot at all. sometimes it crashes before it comes to the login screen, sometimes after right after i login, sometimes when it almost finishes logging in. CRASH BOOT CRASH BOOT, it's frustrating as hell. Sometimes it lets me start internetting and then crashes halfway through loading a web page. I am pretty sure that my hard drive is partially corrupted but I have no way of fixing it and no money to get a new comp. I joined mylot to help get some money so I could fix the thing or just get a new one. The place I ordered my computer from never sent me any windows installation disks so I can't do a fresh install of windows either. This sucks, I want to be more active on mylot to earn extra money and also started an affiliate marketting job 2 weeks ago, but I roll the dice everyday as to whether or not my computer is gonna let me get any work done. I am unemployed and am having a real hard time getting a "real job". Mylot and my affiliate gig are the only things that give me hope, I need a hand here. Who has some suggestions? Who wants to be my friend? Any wealthy mentors looking for an understudy to earn Karma points with? I need suggestions for my computer and sympathy from my fellow mylotters, please... I am at my wits end here.
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@ferdzNK (3214)
• Philippines
25 Aug 09
The only issue I encounter with SP3 is my audio driver need an upgrade and that's it. For what it takes, better have a backup of your important data on removable media and if possible on online services for quick access anywhere.
• United States
26 Aug 09
I do think i need some updated drivers as well...
@sunny68 (1327)
• India
25 Aug 09
xp sp3 does have a bad reputation and creates major compatibility issues. in fact when i asked my service engineer about sp3, he warned me not to use it in any case. so i have only sp2 and have not faced any problem not having sp3.
• United States
26 Aug 09
yeah, SP3 is probably the initial problem, but i didn't catch it in time. I always like to have the latest security updates ya know?