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Thread: Should I reinstall Windows?

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    Mr. Mulder's Avatar pepper your angus BT Rep: +10BT Rep +10
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    My interweb machineís been playing up to no end lately, should I reinstall windows and start over? Iíd loose all 30GB of me telly progs (which I canít watch due to the silly computer)



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    loose 30 gig????

    no burner???

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    No way. Is it the only pc in the house?

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    The burner doesn't work, it fails at the end of each task ...And my other machines a 466Mghz 98 with no graphics and little memory

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arcadia
    The burner doesn't work, it fails at the end of each task ...And my other machines a 466Mghz 98 with no graphics and little memory

    Couldnt you transfer the files to that though before you reinstall and then just swap them back??

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    I don't have any networking gear and the other machines not connected



    Itís only recently that itís started this nonsense (except for the burner which hasnít worked in a while). The Bios got a password set on it and to get passed it I switched a Jumper round but when I started the PC up again, I got the StyleXP sign come up saying that it couldn't operate due to the system clock being put back, I put it forward but still no luck. The whole machine has slowed down considerably and videos now stutter.



    I only really ever post, download and watch things. But If I canít watch things then itís a bit pointless

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    Make partitions????

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yogi
    Make partitions????
    yep that could work

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    Sounds like a plan Jackie Chan


    Think I'll do all the routine stuff first, disk cleanups, reinstall progs ect, see how it goes

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    Arcadia, some of your Windows drivers/dll files may be corrupted or missing.

    If you insert an XP disk and choose Repair Install it may solve your problems, at least temporarily. Also don't worry about SP2 but make sure you have installed SP1.

    Clean out your registry too with a tool like Regcleaner.

    There are other things as well, but try the easy stuff first

    btw, Rossco will probably be along later and will be able to tell you exactly what's wrong with your axradeondjiboutiXPchip
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