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#1 Olio

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Posted 26 June 2010 - 10:53 AM

Hi everyone! Ok so about 2 months ago my computer began to lock up frequently.....as I don't really keep anything on my computer I just performed a complete format.....well then I was getting Windows Explorer Has Stopped Working.....after awhile it went away and everything seemed ok....last night 2 months later it locked up.....annoyed I formatted....no change....it was suggested that I perform a up date from my cd gateway gave me when i purchased my computer.....I did so....and it stalled....now my computer will only load to the safe boot screen....when I select something it loops back to the same boot menu....tried using the disc....but it says "loading windows files" then blue screen the built in recovery software normally accessible by tapping F8 no longer is accessible.....I'm lost......

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Posted 26 June 2010 - 01:27 PM

I have asked if someone may know how to help you here.
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Posted 26 June 2010 - 03:59 PM

A guy that I work with said sounds like the hard drive is corrupted and suggests I should zero it out and start from scratch.......does anyone think this is a bad idea? If not anyone have program suggestions? I'm not concerned about losing data at all.

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Posted 26 June 2010 - 04:17 PM

Well it is probably the fastest solution at the moment of course you will lose everthing on the drive. Then also you will a=have a PC like the day you bought it.

Some info from our quietman7 on doing this.

If you're not sure how to reformat or need help with reformatting, please review:

Vista users can refer to these instructions:Don't forget you will have to go to Microsoft Update and apply all Windows security patches after reformatting.

Note: If you're using an IBM, Sony, HP, Compaq or Dell machine, you may not have an original XP CD Disk. By policy Microsoft no longer allows OEM manufactures to include the original Windows XP CD-ROM on computers sold with Windows preinstalled. Instead, most computers manufactured and sold by OEM vendors come with a vendor-specific Recovery Disk or Recovery Partition for performing a clean "factory restore" that will reformat your hard drive, remove all data and restore the computer to the state it was in when you first purchased it. See Technology Advisory Recovery Media. If the recovery partition has become infected, you will need to contact the manufacturer, explain what happened and ask them to send full recovery disks to use instead..

If you need additional assistance with reformatting or partitioning, you can start a new topic in the Windows XP Home and Professional forum.
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Posted 26 June 2010 - 04:49 PM

Thanks for the quick reply and advice. Do you happen to know of any zero programs that reputable and free or cheap

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Posted 26 June 2010 - 05:08 PM

You're welcome.. The best proceedure is a low level format. This completely wipes the drive. Then reinstall the OS.
Use the free versions of Active@ KillDisk.
Or Darik's Boot And Nuke
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