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XP behaving very strangely

By rr0s3 ·
I have an XP machine that began crashing everytime the user launched WordPerfect 9.

It also has started failing to launch applications, usually referencing some memory space as unreadable or inaccessible.

Also, at start-up, the system reports that it cannot load USERINIT.EXE. It offers OK to terminate the program. Doing so leaves you at a blank desktop. To get in, CTRL+ALT+DEL and select the New Task.... in the Task Manager, browse to USERINIT.EXE and OK, it launches the desktop....

I've tried to restore the system to several previous points with no luck. I've also scanned for all current viruses and non have been found.... ??? What next???

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by pgm554 In reply to XP behaving very strangel ...

Sounds like something is corrupted in the OS.

1.Run a chkdsk /f and see if it fixes any thing.
2.Boot into safemode and remove WP 9.

If that doesn't fix things reinstall(repair) XP from recovery consol.

I have seen issues with various WP versions and NTFS partitions.
WP seems to run better under fat32.

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by rr0s3 In reply to

already had done this. it created new issues now....

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by rr0s3 In reply to XP behaving very strangel ...

already did a repair install, which seemed to work ok. i now have 2 different problems:

- the local users account has a profile over 1gb and XP takes FOREVER to load

- the system won't let me create a swap file. when it boots, it tells me there isn't one and that i should create it. i go into the performance settings and create a swap file and set it. when i reboot, it's gone again. i've tried several ways, including enabling the option to let XP manage the file. still says it's missing when it boots..... ??

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