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paulcomputerman

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Hi everyone at GeeksToGo,

Thanks for helping me. Hopefully the answer to my question is simple, and it is just something I haven't thought of. I recently upgraded my computer to Windows Vista Ultimate. I did a clean install and it put all of the OLD information in a windows.old folder located in C:. Although, whenever I am just browsing the web or doing something not even heavy on the computer's part, it freezes. I have an external hard drive and an external dvd burner plugged in. Maybe that is the problem.

Thanks!

Paul

Edited by paulcomputerman, 11 July 2007 - 10:44 AM.

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Cybertimber2007

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You seem to be savy enough to know what a clean install is so welcome :whistling:

Reffering to the "Windows.old" folder, do you mean you just put personal files in there, or an entire copy of what your old Windows folder (in XP I assume) had?

I'm also wondering if it might be a failing hard drive or memory. Lets check hard drive since that is easier.
I recommend SpeedFan for this.
>> SpeedFan Download

Instructions:
Download Speedfan, Install, Reboot and then open it after everything loads.
Click on the SMART tab, in the drop down select your internal drive and let me know what it says at the bottom (Performance and Fitness).
Then click "Perform Online Advanced Analysis" and see what info that gives. If you can save a copy of the page for future, please give me that link and I'll let you know if its the hard drive.
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paulcomputerman

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Thanks for your reply! I will try that tomorrow!

Paul
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