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Reply # 36757 26-May-2006 20:31
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where in wellington ?are u in the city...



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Reply # 36758 26-May-2006 20:35
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no I don't




      

 
 
 
 




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Reply # 36783 27-May-2006 08:59
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PROBLEM SOLVED!!!!

I forgot about my recovery cd haha and I put it in and I chose to format my computer and I did that and now its going.  Thanks for all your help :)




      

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Reply # 36904 28-May-2006 16:59
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well formatting always solves problems..i thought u'd wanted all the data/programs to be intact,thats y i didnt recommend that..



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Reply # 36912 28-May-2006 18:30
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I did try to not format but it didn't really work so I thought to format it, I am kinda glad I did format it though coz some of the buttons of my computer didn't work etc but since I did format it the buttons work and I am very happy about it :D




      

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Reply # 36965 29-May-2006 09:16
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Formatting is always the best thing to happen to an aging windows installation..I'd recommend u take a image of the current system so its easier for u to recover,in case of problems again



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Reply # 36983 29-May-2006 11:36
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what do you mean by that and how would I do that??




      

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Reply # 37002 29-May-2006 12:37
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taking an Image means, cloning the drive contents to a file.It can either be the entire drive or any partition(s). The advantage is ,say u clone ur Windows drive. If anything happens to your windows installation you can restore ur computer back to the state when the image was taken..so u dont have to go thru the tedious and time consuming process of installing windows..

Basically when i clone what i normally do is (not necessarily in that order)

Install Windows
Install all the then available updates.
Install Antivirus and update it..
Install most needed apps like ms office,adobe acrobat etc etc and also update it if necessary

Then install the drive imaging utilty like acronis true image(www.acronis.com) or norton ghost

I'd recommend acronis since norton sucks...U have the option of cloning the image to bootable CD/DVD so u once windows decides to go kaput on u..u pop the DVD in and restore the image..The whole process of restoring usually takes about 30-45 minutes...

afterwards all u normally would have to is update all the applications if needed...

if u want any help on it..let me know



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Reply # 37017 29-May-2006 13:29
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do I have to pay to get the acronis though? I am on the site and I can't find the free version coz I can't buy anything online coz I don't have a credit card




      

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Reply # 37019 29-May-2006 13:31
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Yes acrnois is not free.u could try freeware alternatives from

http://www.thefreecountry.com/utilities/backupandimage.shtml



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Reply # 37020 29-May-2006 13:38
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ok got it cool thanks allot for your help, I shall get a blank cd when I go out next :)




      

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