Posted 12 June 2007 - 01:09 PM
My father in law has had computer problems for a while (the worst adware/spyware I've ever seen), so I volunteered to buy him a new hard drive and reinstall a clean O/S for Father's day... In anticipation of problems (I've only done it once for myself, and every experience has some stumbling blocks), I decided to register for the forum here in advance.
I brought his machine home and hooked it up to my monitor... I decided to see just how bad it was. I'm probably way over my head, and his old Win98 machine is seriously messed up. Adaware doesn't work with an O/S so old, so I followed one of the links from here describing a "manual" way of removing some particular virus/spamware/adware and accidentally removed the CD Key in the registry (I didn't do anything that it didn't tell me to do)...now his machine doesn't boot at all... Oh well, once newegg delivers the new HD, I'm giving him XP Pro and copying his "My Documents" contents onto a CD... I'll wait a year and if they don't need anything else from the old HD, I'm formatting the darn thing. I've never seen a computer so messed up. It took 15 minutes just to get to the control panel.
Anyway, i was just supposed to say hello here...so...hello!