Is your computer clock losing time?
It's a good indication that your battery on the mainboard is becomeing
weak. I would advise replacing it every few years. If it dies, the CMOS programming can be lost...in which case you would
have to 'Flash' or reload the bios or programming or at the least, errors could occur. It's a good thing to be safe about
that. Usually, these batteries are available at most computer stores and can be installed by yourself or a qualified technician
if the battery is soldered in.
(I've never had to replace one)
Retrieving lost Product keys is easy....
Have you ever wanted to reinstall a CD product, but
you lost the dang key? Well, you can use a little program
called the Magical Jelly Bean Keyfinder ...lol...I'm not kiddin. It works for Windows all the way back from Win 95 through Office XP...and its free!!!
Testing your Hard Drive for possible failure...
Something to be concerned about if it's older and is acting in less
than a desirable way, is the integirty of your hard drive(s). I've had one crash and was totally unrecoverable...it felt like
the death of a favorite pet.
Western Digital makes software that will check out most brands of
drives. Maybe you should take a moment and check it out... Western Digital
These steps will reinstall WindowsXP and keep all your current installed applications
Go to the location of your source files (i.e.restore or the original CD itself)
Run WINNT32 /unattend
This works well. Sometimes there may be a corrupted system file and/ or things just don't
seem to work since you installed that new Hooters screensaver...shouldn't have done that your thinking....
This works well if you just don't have the time and energy to do a complete format
and reinstallation of all your software!
The Saga Will Continue.....