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#1 petawawa60

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Posted 28 January 2010 - 07:38 AM

:huh: The moderator has made a statement about the life of use of a Hard Drive....5 years???I wish, at least in my experience.
All the people that have Hard Drive problems come on this site, or others, with real problems and usually end up changing their Hard Drives and going through the bother of setting up all over again...and there are many!!!!
The ones that experience these glitches are normal peoples who are PO when it happens and seek help on sites such as this to fix them, in my opioion.
There has to be some truth in their seeking help because there are so many of US!
It is a machine that looks up information, colours and collects our photos and files that interest us, we are simple folk looking to be amazed at what this desk side machine will do.
Then why is it so difficult????
Making it simple is just too hard for HP or DELL????
Every-one of the soft-ware peoples have us by the short and curlies...and then there are the HACKERS and the REGISTRY, and in my opioion they are the same.
My computer is about to fail again...4 times in the last 5 years..and some will say BO WHO and you would be correct.
HP are you the problem???John are you the problem??Registry are you the problem???
Why is it always so hard...
JOHN (POed)

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Posted 28 January 2010 - 11:47 AM

Most of the time it is the user that causes these issues.

What is it that you do on your computer, and why have you had so many failures?

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Posted 28 January 2010 - 12:13 PM

Most of the time it is the user that causes these issues.

What is it that you do on your computer, and why have you had so many failures?

Porn sites are a BIG NO NO for me .
Most if not all of my e-mail replies are sent to a hot-mail address.
I am a member of Facebook, but not the first time it crashed.
I am on Limewire.
My interests revolve mostly around News and Sports and Entertainment.
I have Roxio9, and it is starting to get slow.
I have Kaspersky anti-virus, my other anti-virus programs I ran were Norton, Norton 360 and McPhee,what ever.
I up-date to Windows and Java and HP.
You are probably correct in your assumption about the USER being at fault.
If there is an application that I should not be running and you have an idea, then it would be appreciated if you shared.
Thank You.
JOHN

p.s.My virus check when I run tells me that I have an issue with Roxio and Java along with Pro-Office software.
These are not what knocks this unit out all the time, the errors that I recieve seem to be related to I/O and INI files.
These I believe are all related to Start-Up..so I am assuming they are related to REG.
When I hard start the unit it goes into Window System Recovery and asked to start Windows Normally, which I do and when it re-boots all is fine.
It is easier to purchase a new Hard Drive and start over, heaven knows I have experience in that, but if it continues then HP machine will have to go and another machine will takes it place and hopefully this annoyance will stop.

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Posted 28 January 2010 - 12:19 PM

My suggestion is to stop using limewire and reformat your computer. You are probably infected with some piece of malware.

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Posted 28 January 2010 - 01:17 PM

My suggestion is to stop using limewire and reformat your computer. You are probably infected with some piece of malware.

You are not the only one to suggest that...I certainly love my music and Limewire does have a great selection but I will adhere to your suggestion. Lime "Wire gone but as for the formatting I wish to up-grade to the new Window 7 and the big box stores are telling me that to install it has to be an internal drive...so a new hard drive will be on my list and the formatting of Windows 7 is something that will be done.
I will have to up-grade to Pro or Ultimate, or says the Big Box Stores and that ,in Canada, is 300+ so it is a item that will have to wait, but not too long.
Thanks for the idea.
It is in motion.
John




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