You might have told me before, but y'know the best cure for a conditions like yours, is a reformat.
Even better is a complete wipe.
If you want any help with it, just let me know.
Going on and on about spyware.
You might actually save time this way.
No virus anything, not even a boot virus.
When your fresh to go, choose your apps carefully and not more than you need.
Hope you don't mind the advice.
That sound i'd deal with that afterward, but then hopefully it's not there.
Not at all, I would really like to know the difference between format and clean wipe, as I recently did a format using the manufacturers restore disk(s) for another computer here, Compaq Presario 4403US, . .
I am having some of the same problems with this (4403US), prior to the restore, ( one of them is it hangs on restart at, Saving Your Settings and does not shut down), .
I was not able to upgrade this restore WXPSP1 to WXPSP2, but can not recall the problem, I believe it is here in BC posted somewhere I will make an attempt at looking it up, I think it was a missing file and or driver, . .anyway,
I am not really sure about the disk at this point although it is a Windows Disk from MS, I am not having any luck with it and am not positive if it is the system or the disk, it also is the same disk that I used to update this 5300US, of course it contains a HD that I took out another computer, in any case I did the same for this, installed WXPSP1 from the 4403US manf. restore disks, but in this case,
I was able to upgrade using the WXPSP2 disk. in the processes of using it a couple of times to get the 4403US upgraded I am not sure if it is still dependable and or if it ever was I could run it through another install attempt on the 4403US ?
So if you would like to explain the benefits of a clean wipe in comparison to a HD format, . . (which I was unable to accomplish with the 4403US, as stated I used the restore disk), . .I will be glad to have it.
Added on, Ref.;Disk Capablities, SP2 Upgrade Attempt on CP 4403US
Can I Re-install From A Wxp Service Pk-2 ?, To a formatted Local Disk (C:) Options Track this topic
I was able to get through the 3 disk WXP Sp1 installation, however as I was loading W Service pack 2, I ran into another problem during the extraction of files ;
This in first box;
Extracting File: i386\wind_w.ch_
To Directory c:\196cc8ec4758810e8b2b
Second small box Extraction Failed
red X ---- File is corrupt
I have also noticed same symptomns as before the initial installation ;
The system has recovered from a serious, etc,.
Carpserve has encountered a problem, etc.
Do I have any options here ?
Well...it seems to me that you don't have reliable disks...or you don't have a reliable system...and it's impossible to tell as I wade through your various posts.
You will continue just going in circles...until you eliminate one or the other. That's how I see it.
LouisIf I have a good result with a clean wipe on the 4403US then I could try it on this 5300US ?
Edited by Jove, 24 November 2007 - 09:27 PM.