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Formatting Computer Every 9 Months


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#1 wog

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Posted 02 June 2006 - 11:20 PM

i have to format my computer every 9 months and sometimes less becuase MS windows XP keeps on stuffing up on me erros like fatal error explorer will now close, it happens when i clik on any program or my computer. than i have to format my computer. ive got the legal version of xp. iv'e got a asus A7v400-MX bother board 1gb of RAm and 1.6GHz CPU.

any ideas y this is hapening?

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Posted 03 June 2006 - 02:24 AM

Do you use any P2Ps or download nebulous software, screensavers, games, etc?

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Posted 03 June 2006 - 12:30 PM

Installing and then uninstalling many programs slows down XP. I know because of direct experience. I end up reinstalling XP on the average of ebery 2 months or so. XP has to deal with poorly written apps that don't completely uninstall properly. Registry cleaners aren't able to get rid of all the leftover entries.

Reinstalling every 9 months sounds pretty good to me if you try out many downloaded programs out of curiosity.

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Posted 03 June 2006 - 03:35 PM

Are you doing regular maintenace?
Deleting unneeded files, running checkdisk and defragging on a regular basis?
Periodically scanning your hard drive for malware?
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#5 wog

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Posted 05 July 2006 - 04:27 AM

sorry ive been busy latley.........no i dont use p2p..and yes i do Deleting unneeded files, running checkdisk and defragging on a regular basis?
Periodically scanning your hard drive for malware? i guess its not a problem now......i partitiond my HDD

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Posted 05 July 2006 - 06:27 AM

Periodically scanning your hard drive for malware? i guess its not a problem now......i partitiond my HDD

Why does partitioning your hard drive help in not having Malware?

Just wondering this sounds like new technology.

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Posted 05 July 2006 - 08:49 AM

What security software do you run? Antivirus, antispyware, firewalls, online scans,...
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Posted 05 July 2006 - 10:52 AM

I actually enjoy formatting often. It seems to get easier and faster each time I do it, too.

Nonetheless, I format my lappy about every month or so, and my desktop every 4-5 months or whenever it gets infected with viruses. Just keep your setup files and important drivers on a disk so that after you format you can just load them back on the computer. Formatting can be good.

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