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like i said in previous post....... when you encounter a blue screen wait a few hours or even 12 to 24 hours then start it back up if all goes well install your antivirus back if that dont work but you try your computer in 2 to 5 hours it should be done the physical memory dump
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That's too much trouble. I'm sure lesB is eager to get their computer back up and running.

It certainly sounds like a software issue, and after doing a clean install of Windows XP, we'll definately know for sure. And since you said you have all your data backed up, I have no objection to doing a full re-install, as long as you are in agreement.

NOTE: everything will be lost after doing a clean install, this includes settings, programs, personal data. You'll have to reinstall ALL your programs, printers, digital cameras, etc.

How to do a clean install of Windows XP

Let me know how it goes.

Edited by computerwiz12890, 30 August 2006 - 01:24 PM.

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on last question before I take the plungs, will my drivers for some of my things like camera be on the back up or will I need the original disksto install from.
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if you got the hardware the software can be downloaded from the manufacturers

if you can remember or do you have a list of programs just write them down from add and remove programs if you can but you go back to there sites and download them

you wont need original cd for camera drivers they can be downloaded
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rushin1nd is correct. You won't have the drivers backed up, and with the way the computer is right now, it would be virtually impossible to do so now.

You will either need the original CD that came with your camera, printer, etc. Or you can download it from the manufacturer's website, like rushin1nd said.

Let us know how it goes.

Edited by computerwiz12890, 30 August 2006 - 03:11 PM.

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How do I determine whether it is Fat32 or NTFS
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It's not what you have, but what you prefer: FAT32 or NTFS

Basically NTFS is newer and MUCH better, but some people (certain geeks) choose FAT32 because of compatability reasons, or just plain paranoia about switching to something different.

Choose NTFS. :whistling:
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Outstanding thanks I'll let you know how it turns out.
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cool :whistling:
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Is it a problem that I have windows on there already? the prompt says I have another OS installing multiple will cause problem. shall I just igonre and continue
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It is not a problem, but you want to overwrite or format the old one, since it is defective.

Let me know what choices are available if you are not sure what to choose.
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format NTFS file system (Quick)
Format NTFS file system
leave current system intact
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format NTFS file system (Quick)
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ok it worked. My monitor display is got big fonts where do I go to fix that?
Do I need to install all the other disks that came with the computer first?
When should I use my back up disks? Thanks gagin for your patience and help
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You're welcome.

For your monitor, you will probably have to install the video drivers for your computer before you can fix that problem. If this is a store bought computer, it will be on one of the CDs. Depending on the brand, you will probably have one that says Drivers on it. You can use that to install the proper video card drivers for your computer.

If you do not see the CD, or do not know how to use the CD, let me know.

Do I need to install all the other disks that came with the computer first?

Yes. One of the other CDs will have your video card drivers, as well as other drivers you are missing.

When should I use my back up disks?

Any time you want to use them will be fine.
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