5 Jul 2008 23:50
Probably a stupid question, but would it be possible to swap the master Hardrive from this computer with mast from my broken PC, (both running XP Pro) without any issues? Or is it not as simple as that?
6 Jul 2008 01:11
It will boot, however you'll have problems with drivers not being installed, also possible errors on boot. You'll also have the problem with the installation of windows xp on this machine being optimised for this machine only, not for the broken one.
I wouldn't recommend it tbh.
6 Jul 2008 09:54
Not a good idea as aitch said. None of your programs will run, so you're going to have to reinstall nearly everything anyway, so might as well just backup what data you want, and just format, and reinstall windows fresh.
6 Jul 2008 09:56
Anyone used a KVM switch before? I've got a spare PC we're using as a server at the moment, but we just have it turned on underneath another PC, which has the keyboard/mouse/moniter plugged in. Was thinking of getting a KVM switch to use both, without having to set it up somewhere else. Are they any good?
6 Jul 2008 11:41
last couple of days my pc has started like makin noises then just turnin itself off.
this has come up twice. can anyone help?
Help and Support | Security | Microsoft Update
Problem caused by a hard disk drive error
Windows was temporarily unable to read your hard disk drive. We do not know the exact cause of the problem. In most cases, this type of condition is momentary and does not indicate a serious problem, but sometimes it means that a hard disk is failing.
Common causes of this problem include:
Aging or failing hard disks. To prevent file corruption and data loss, we recommend that you back up all of your important files and folders immediately. See Step 1 in the Troubleshooting section below for more information.
Large file transfers from secondary media, such as an external hard drive, to a local hard drive.
Loss of power to a hard disk drive that causes inconsistent data sectors.
Hard drive slowness caused by disk-intensive processes such as antivirus scanners.
Recently installed hardware that might have compatibility and performance problems.
The following steps can help identify whether the cause of the problem is temporary or whether it is a more serious problem with your hard disk. Try the steps in the order given. If one step does not solve the problem, then move on to the next one.
Back up your files and folders to prevent potential data loss. Until you are sure that the cause of the problem is not your hard disk, doing a backup is a good place to start. Go online to the following article to learn how to backup your data:
How to Use the Backup Utility to Back Up Files and Folders in Windows XP Home Edition
You should back up your files and folders on a regular basis to protect your data from unexpected hardware problems. Also, when creating backups, it is helpful to use a portable storage device, such as an external hard disk, as the drive you save backups on. This is preferable to storing backups on a local, internal hard disk because it keeps this important recovery data separate from your computer.
Check to see if the problem is temporary by restarting your computer and repeating what you were doing when the error occurred. If the error persists, try the next step.
If the error occurred shortly after adding a new hardware device, the device, its driver, or related software might be causing the problem. First, install the latest updates on your computer (including hardware updates).
How do I download and install the latest updates for my computer?
Check your hard disk for errors.
Run the disk error-checking tool
Check Event Viewer for disk errors
If the previous steps did not solve the problem, have your computer checked for faulty or unplugged hard disk cables and connectors. We suggest contacting your computer’s original equipment manufacturer (OEM) for troubleshooting and repair recommendations.
Click to go online to see contact information for most computer manufacturers
7 Jul 2008 18:23
I had something similar a few years ago (PC turning itself off and an HDD read error), turns out that it was over heating. I took the side panel off for the rest of the summer and chucked a few extra fans in the case.
Might fix it and easy enough to try.
7 Jul 2008 20:30
isn't it smtp? and not smpt?
7 Jul 2008 20:45
still get this error
SMTP: Not connected
SMTP: About to connect to smtp.gmail.com port 25
SMTP: Use secure SSL/TLS connection
SMTP: Use SMTP authentication
SMTP: RECV [220 mx.google.com ESMTP e11sm5383763fga.4]
SMTP: SEND [STARTTLS]
SMTP: 503 5.5.1 EHLO/HELO first. e11sm5383763fga.4
7 Jul 2008 20:53
Try 995 for the POP3 port and 587 for SMTP port. That's what mine is
11 Jul 2008 22:31
Need some free software which allows me to put all my music from my ipod onto my new PC, anyone help?