RE: Problem with my XP system - Question

Subject: RE: Problem with my XP system - Question
From: "Al Geist" <al -at- geistarts -dot- com>
To: "'Jim Jones'" <han4yu3 -at- gmail -dot- com>, "'Techwr-l'" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Fri, 27 Dec 2013 14:56:48 -0500

Jim Jones asked:

>>Also - final end-of-life for XP comes in just a few months and I'm not
sure how that has any bearing on my current state.<<

Final end-of-life for XP only means that Microsoft will no longer support
this operating system. It doesn't mean that everything stops on systems that
have it installed. As for your other problems, they may have been caused by
"bumping/unplugging" the unit as it was loading the OS if the unit in
question is a desktop. Laptops have batteries. If the battery was charged,
unplugging the laptop while the OS is loading should have no effect.
Depending how hard the unit was bumped could affect the hard drive and thus
loading the OS. If you have the capability to off load information from the
HD, do it and reinstall the OS, because it sounds like the Recovery Disk
isn't recovering. Hopefully, you also have copies of the Service Packs.

Hope this helps.

Al Geist-Geist Arts
Fine Art Photography
Mobile: 231-301-5770
E-mail: al -at- geistarts -dot- com
Facebook: Geist Arts
See Also:
Technical Communication, Help, Documentation Management

"We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used to
create them." (Albert Einstein)

New! Doc-to-Help 2013 features the industry's first HTML5 editor for authoring.

Learn more:


You are currently subscribed to TECHWR-L as archive -at- web -dot- techwr-l -dot- com -dot-

To unsubscribe send a blank email to
techwr-l-leave -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com

Send administrative questions to admin -at- techwr-l -dot- com -dot- Visit for more resources and info.

Looking for articles on Technical Communications? Head over to our online magazine at

Looking for the archived Techwr-l email discussions? Search our public email archives @


Problem with my XP system - Question: From: Jim Jones

Previous by Author: RE: 12 High-Paying Jobs For People Who Don't Like Math
Next by Author: Re: TECHWR-L Digest, Vol 98, Issue 1 - BOOK RECOMMENDATIONS
Previous by Thread: Re: Problem with my XP system - Question
Next by Thread: RE: Problem with my XP system - Question

What this post helpful? Share it with friends and colleagues:

Sponsored Ads