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fab4

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Hey,

There’s a problem that I had twice the last 3 weeks.

- Sometimes when my pc crashes (windows ME) en I reboot it (reset).
- The system scan starts and scans the hard drive.
- The scanning gives no problems
- but when I start my browser (firefox) half of my favourites are gone and I can’t connect to the internet anymore. (firefox was open when the pc crashed)

And I can't get it to work again. I tried to reinstall firefox and my ADSL-modem but It doesn’t seem to work. :blink:
The only thing that works is formatting my C:
And installing everything again. (Several hours of work) :help: :whistling:

Have you ever heard of a similar problem?
And is there something to do to prevent this from happening?

:) Fabien
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wannabe1

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Hi fab4...

Have you formatted and reinstalled each time?

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fab4

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Hi wannabe1,

yes, formatting and reinstalling seems to be the onelything I can think of that works.
I have my harddrive in 2 partitions so I don't lose alot of data. But it takes a long time to reinstall windows Me + ADSLmodem + Windows updates + firewall + CDRprogram + ... :whistling:


But on the upside. everytime I do a reinstall it goes faster. :blink:


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Does system restore do anything

When the system is running properly, run what changed

" What Changed is a simple utility that searches for modified files and registry entries. It is useful for checking program installations. There are two steps for using What Changed: 1) First, take a snapshot of the state of the system 2) Second, run What Changed again to see the differences from the previous snapshot.

What Changed uses the "brute force method" to check files and the registry. Since it is a free tool, no support is provided. Also, as a quick and dirty utility, it might be in need of various user-friendly features, but hey, it's free. "



http://www.vista-sof...whatchanged.exe

When the system plays up, run what changed to see if the error is obvious
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Okay, I'll give that a go.

Thanks. :whistling:
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