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Go here and download and run this program. Then reboot into normal mode and try it again.

Winsock
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If your settings got changed during the uninstall/install..Winsock will repair what has been corrupted. You can also turn on your Windows Firewall/ICS settings by turning on your Windows Firewall and see if you that will make a difference for you.
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OMG /STRESS...
now wen i boot my computer it says disk read error :whistling:. is that a hardware problem? :blink:
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Yeah, that is a Hardware problem...(if there is not a disk in the drive).
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Did you get and run that program? If so, what was the outcome?
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just said success. restarted comp. and i now says disk read error. and its not disk boot error =\
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Guess i wil have to format/reinstall windows now /cry
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Hang on a sec...am writing something up for you....
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For your Disk Read Error... (temp fix)....until you reformat drive...

Boot using the WinXP cd and use the recovery console (hitting R when it asks).
IF you get the dos based screen and you get something like:

1. C:\WINDOWS

Please choose which Windows you want to use:1.... Or something like that. If you do, then type 1 and hit enter, it will ask for your administrator password which I hope you know .
Then at the command prompt enter: chkdsk /r
The /r switch tells chkdsk to scan the entire drive and recover any bad sectors. Depending on the size of your drive this could take a REALLY long time. Once that is all said and done. Reboot the computer and you should not get the error. It's up for grabs how long this fix will last.
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Not that this is any consolation...but if you end up having to do that....your Internet Settings will all be back to normal.
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soooo.... Ill need a new HDD?
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Well, that depends. From my experience...if you reformat the drive and do a reinstall..that will take care of the problem. It has for me at least. If the drive is making any type of weird sounds though..then yeah, you'll need a new drive.

If you get a new drive...you still can have the option to use the old drive as a "slave" drive...thus giving you more storage space without having to boot up.

Also, wanted to restate what I had written earlier...I had forgot one step...

Make sure that the drive with the boot problem is the master.

Insert your XP disk and boot from the disk
Select recovery console
follow the prompts until you are in DOS
C:\windows
at the above prompts type FIXMBR

Why?
This will fix the Mater Boot Record for Windows it will ask you if you are sure and follow the prompts

once complete type CHKDSK /r
that is CHKDSK space /r
this will check the disk and repair any bad sectors

once complete type exit .....then the system will reboot.
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kk thx. ill get back to you :whistling:
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Ok...Good luck with whatever you decide and I will check back for your reply. :whistling:
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k. I ended up formating :whistling:.
Now, Lets discuss some good firewalls. I am running a gaming server that requires high internet speeds. The firewall can affect my speeds :blink:. it must also be free/Bug Free.
Thanks :help:
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