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Computer Problems...Again

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Computer Problems...Again#0
Posted: 8/26/04 at 3:02pm
I have Windows XP, and I'm trying to re-format my hard drive. To do this, I can use the XP starter cd. The problem is, my computer is so severely screwed up that cd's do not load. Any suggestions before I haul it to a computer store?
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re: Computer Problems...Again#1
Posted: 8/26/04 at 3:09pm
CDs don't work even when you directly double-click on the drive in My Computer?
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re: Computer Problems...Again#2
Posted: 8/26/04 at 3:11pm
Nope. re: Computer Problems...Again
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re: Computer Problems...Again#3
Posted: 8/26/04 at 3:18pm
And you have no idea what caused this in the first place? Because this is starting to sound like it's out of my range, though I'm sure others on the board have more expertise than me.
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re: Computer Problems...Again#4
Posted: 8/26/04 at 3:23pm
Well, I had a lot of spyware and adware on my computer, so I got Pest Patrol. I still had problems, so I got Spybot Search & Destroy. Still problems. That's why I'm trying to re-format the hard drive and start over.
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re: Computer Problems...Again#5
Posted: 8/26/04 at 3:29pm
Format the HD thru DOS just make sure you enable the CD drive....that will give you a clean HD..You might have to boot the computer using a windows disk....
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re: Computer Problems...Again#6
Posted: 8/26/04 at 9:31pm
Me likey when Bobby talk all techie. It makes my drive hard.
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re: Computer Problems...Again#7
Posted: 8/26/04 at 9:34pm
If you have windows xp that means that you don't need a starting diskette.
So, if you change your settings from the bios (usually when the computer starts with F11 or F2) and tell the computer to start from the cd and not from the hard.disk you can start the reinstallation of winxp without problems
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re: Computer Problems...Again#8
Posted: 8/26/04 at 10:38pm
"Well, I had a lot of spyware and adware on my computer..."

Ugh, me too. Darn pop-ups kept popping up 5 at a time and freezing my computer.
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