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Moms stupid husband

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#1 drawingdrew


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Posted 11 December 2014 - 12:37 AM

Moms husbad is as dumb as a rock absolutly dumb, worse than a cracked out brain dead boxer,


Anyway, somehow he ended up uninstalling the recycle bin, the old background image is gone and we can't add a new one.


Alot of the normal file can not be accesssed.


"My Documents" shows blank screen


on the start menu the right side on menu after click shows "as normal" but the left side (I think where recent files would be) is blank only the "all programs" is shown


this is a older dell maybe 2005 windows xp

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#2 drawingdrew

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Posted 11 December 2014 - 12:38 AM

Looking for guidence on how to fix or what to tell my computer guy what is happening.


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Posted 11 December 2014 - 12:16 PM

Honestly...if you have someone capable of doing "hands-on"...there's very little that has to told as a prelim.  Since none of us have hands-on capability...and random guesses are not sufficiently intelligent or founded in fact when compared to hands-on...it seems to me more likely that your computer guy could tell us what's wrong, rather than vice versa.


Frankly...I believe that an XP system dating back 9 years ago...could theoretically have all sorts of issues that have nothing at all to with user actions/inactions.  My first implulse would be to look for hardware issues of some type...starting with the hard drive.  Once satisfied that the hard drive is functioning as it should...then I'd explore the possibility of Windows issues.


And...not ignore the possibility of malware issues.



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Posted 12 December 2014 - 01:24 PM

I can vouch for hamluis's statement on the hardware. I just got a customers computer in, an ancient xp machine that maxed out at 1gb of ram. We helped them a month ago, everything was ok, but slow, now.... everything is extremely slow, you try to open microsoft word or open the microsoft folder in application data and nothing is there, then on top of that it asks you to format the C drive :P . The instant I ran a chkdsk countless sectors were unreadable.


I'd say, unless the computer has data that only it alone stores that can save humanity, its best to simply invest in even a refurbished from somewhere like tigerdirect.com, 2005 was a long time ago, even though to most of us that doesn't seem like it.

Edited by wishmakingfairy, 12 December 2014 - 01:31 PM.

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