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Reformatted Hard Drive

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#1 billybob43


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Posted 16 July 2008 - 07:16 PM

I recently reformatted my hard drive and now I am sorry that I did! For one thing, every now and then, when I run an antispyware program, like Spybot Search & Destroy, I get a message afterwards that states, "Microsoft has encountered a problem and needs to close or shut down." Also, when I go through my sub-menu's under programs, it takes a couple of seconds for the sub-menu's to come up, where as before, they would come up instantaneously! Its just now my computer is acting sluggish and buggy for a better lack of a term! I think it might be something to do with my registry, but I'm not sure, because I run a registry cleaner every now and then! Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.

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Posted 16 July 2008 - 07:23 PM

Hello billybob43,

Have you performed a windows update recently?
What service pack are you using?
What are the components of the system? RAM,CPU etc,
Have you performed a clean-up and defrag?


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Posted 16 July 2008 - 07:43 PM

Did you install the drivers for your hardware devices after installing Windows?
You can check this by going to Start...Run...and typing in "devmgmt.msc" (without the quotes) and press Enter
Look for any red X's or yellow !'s
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