OOPS No C Drive

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by wyse_tech2000, Oct 22, 2002.

  1. :confused: :( Hello all... i am using XP pro with few problems.
    Now for the big BUT!........when I log on after a reboot and opening MY COMPUTER , all get is a searching flashlight.
    After 3 to four minutes, C:/drive appears with no problems.
    Any Ideas?
  2. Shamus MacNoob

    Shamus MacNoob Moderator Political User

    L'Ile Perrot Quebec
    what kind of machine?

    whats your stats ?? I used to run xp on a slower puter did so for about a year, until I built this one I am on now, if you have a slower machine not so much ram , what your talking about happenes , xp needs a good cpu and lots of juicy ram , I have 384mb right now getting another 256mb real soon more ram the better ...............
  3. Thanx Kirmit: I don't think my system is a problem...P4......1.7gh.........512mg of rambus.
  4. Shamus MacNoob

    Shamus MacNoob Moderator Political User

    L'Ile Perrot Quebec
    mmmmmmmm NOPE

    lol nope not that then , just without knowing what you had could not say ...... well thats a bummer for you :(

    not sure what might be the cause here... mines as fast as light
    and I am not as high on the food chain as you lolol
  5. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

    Melbourne Australia
    Nope that ain't your problem. Go to services & turn off the workstation if you don't need it.
    Administative tools/computer management/services & applications.
  6. 2z

    2z OSNN Gamer

    Might be worth doing a repair install

    boot from the cd
    Enter - for setup
    F8 - I agree
    R - repair option

    it takes about 30 mins & you'll need your volume key
    leaves all your programs & shortcuts intact

    To make your XP up to date
    do a repair with a bootable XP slip streamed SP1 CD
    fairly simple to do just follow these instructions

  7. koko

    koko Got Root?

    Columbia, S.C.
    i'd recommend doing a thorough virus sweep on your system. the nimda virus causes a general system slowdown. this may be the cause of your problems.

    i had a similar thing happen to me. everytime i did a right click on the start button and tried to explore, it took about 10 seconds for all the drives to display.

    after running a free virus scan i located on the net, it found 5 instances of the nimda virus.
  8. Thanx for everyone who tried to help.
    > no virus was found koko
    > this is a fresh install twoZigzagcolt45
    I still have the flashlight for 5 min. after boot up.