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Reformatting HD & Reinstalling Windows

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#1 rikki


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Posted 08 December 2008 - 04:36 PM

It was suggested I post this here. I am not very hopeful that anyone can help me. I think I've posted before. Anyway, here goes nothing.

I don't seem to be able to rid my Toshiba Laptop XP SP3 of the msiconf.exe. No matter what I've tried so far, it still sits in my msconfig startup file. I can't waste any more time on this. My desktop is expanded sideways so all my pictures are short and fat. Any website I visit is huge and I have to use the bottom scroll to read the whole page. It's nuts. My TrendMicro people are useless.

Like I said, I can't afford to spend any more time on this. Seems like the only thing left is to reformat.

I have office 2007. I use outlook a lot. I've backed it up to a .pst file on an external drive. I'd do a whole system backup except I'd probably back up the virus as well so that's out.

What I want to know, without spending more money, is there a way to back up my settings? By that I mean, preferences in outlook and word, etc. You know, all those things that take forever to do. How about Google bookmarks although they're probably stored on Google.

Is there something I'm forgetting?

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#2 garmanma


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Posted 08 December 2008 - 06:43 PM

Moving to XP Home and Pro
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why won't my laptop work?

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#3 hamluis



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Posted 08 December 2008 - 06:57 PM

IMO, worth reading:

Backup Options - http://www.onecomputerguy.com/install/backup.htm

Implementing a backup strategy - http://www.pcug.org.au/boesen/Backups/backups.htm


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