> 1) You may have a boot sector virus, or perhaps some other wacky software > has installed data or code in your master boot record (on the C: drive).
Correct, but if you don't have fdisk, the other way to fix the MBR: Install Win right from the CD, when your are given the chance to select a drive to install on, select 'delete partition', create partition, then do a full format, not a quick one. Note: this will KILL everything on your drive. _____________ Brian Guralnick [EMAIL PROTECTED] ----- Original Message ----- From: "Bagotronix Tech Support" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> To: "Protel EDA Forum" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> Sent: Monday, August 11, 2003 11:11 AM Subject: Re: [PEDA] Analysing... > Choong: > > My suggestions: > > 1) You may have a boot sector virus, or perhaps some other wacky software > has installed data or code in your master boot record (on the C: drive). > Some programs use copy protection schemes that do this - recent versions of > Intuit's TurboTax programs do this, and it's caused problems for some of > their users. Unfortunately, re-formatting does not necessarily overwrite > the master boot record. To do this, you need to use the fdisk.exe program > like this "fdisk /mbr". I can't recall if you have to supply a drive letter > to the fdisk command. Be sure your data is backed up BEFORE you do this. > > 2) In your PC's, you may have mismatched RAM types. With so many BIOS > settings, speeds and types of RAM out there, it's easy to get RAM that is > not really the correct type or speed for your PC. I've seen RAM that is > marked as PC133 that would not work in PC133 slots, but worked fine in PC100 > slots. The memtest86 program (it's free) will tell you how reliable your > PC's RAM is. Get it at www.memtest86.com I've used memtest86 to find > problems in several PCs that people assumed were software problems. > > Best regards, > Ivan Baggett > Bagotronix Inc. > website: www.bagotronix.com > > > ----- Original Message ----- > From: "Choong Keat Yian" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> > To: ""Protel EDA Forum"" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> > Sent: Saturday, August 09, 2003 3:50 PM > Subject: Re: [PEDA] Analysing... > > > > Been there,done that.I even formatted my pc and reinstall it and it still > come with those random Error and "Fatal Attraction" dialoque.Been done with > fresh installed WinXP on 3 other different machine too,its all the same.I > have tried to use RegClean to do the job too,its all the same.There is no > guarantee of the same nature but the style of the problem of crash is the > same.I believe in my last call when i reformat my own pc and then run Protel > 99SE,well its all the same and i consider my lucky only when for somehow it > work till my job finished. > > > > Choong > > > > > > [EMAIL PROTECTED] wrote: > > > > > > > >I would definitely try running Regclean to clean up your windows > registry - > > >seems to alleviate most random crashing. You can find it using an > internet > > >search. > > > > > >David Watling > > > > > > __________________________________________________________________ > > McAfee VirusScan Online from the Netscape Network. > > Comprehensive protection for your entire computer. Get your free trial > today! > > http://channels.netscape.com/ns/computing/mcafee/index.jsp?promo=393397 > > > > Get AOL Instant Messenger 5.1 free of charge. Download Now! > > http://aim.aol.com/aimnew/Aim/register.adp?promo=380455 > > > > > > * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * To post a message: mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] * * To leave this list visit: * http://www.techservinc.com/protelusers/leave.html * * Contact the list manager: * mailto:[EMAIL PROTECTED] * * Forum Guidelines Rules: * http://www.techservinc.com/protelusers/forumrules.html * * Browse or Search previous postings: * http://www.mail-archive.com/[EMAIL PROTECTED] * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *