Agreed KAL but most around here it seem most want to bang their head against the wall trying to save messed up installs, whereas i can do a zero bit purge format and full rebuild or windows with a hdd image in under 60 min if and when needed with a 100% clean install guaranteed every time.
Thats why here at Bleeping we assist those in need of a Diagnose first to see what the issues are.
Yes they can take time , but its the best approach to start with when dealing with Novices and they can understand the methods used a little better.
And this is all done for free , with Experts assisting in that , and their free time to do so.
I would hate for someone/anyone to give advice to just Format or reinstall OS , and then the Poster says all went well ...but what about all my files / settings etc ....they are all gone ?.......then the person giving advice does a runner or says i cant help you any further or wont spend the time to now fix that issue.
So a Process or Procedure is the best method for novices to follow with guidance from the Experts here at BC / if all that fails then Backup / Reinstall as last resort.
Side Note : A 100% Clean Install - Or an Image are not what i call the same.
A full install takes 40 min or less , then you have Updates / AV / Settings etc etc more time.
An Image can be restored in 10 Min.
Edited by Havachat, 23 December 2016 - 08:22 PM.