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I need a repair of Windows XP


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Mikey's gal

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I was helped by a very nice person yesterday who desperately tried to help me fix my Uncle's computer. We got down to the conclusion, I suppose, that it needs a repair. I really don't know since I was kinda left hanging as to what to do. No doubt, that person is stumped, too.

Anyone have any helpful ideas. I would love to fix this and get it right. Thanks a whole lot.


http://www.geekstogo...st-t192642.html

I hope that address takes you to the post. If not look up Mikey's gal topics and then yesterdays date. 3/27/08

(I don't know why I am telling you whiz's how to look something up ... lol)

Thanks.
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wannabe1

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Hello Mikey's gal...

What kind of machine are we working on? Is it a brand name machine like HP or Dell? The make and model number may be helpful to us.

The "noisy tower" concerns me. Can you describe the noise you are hearing for us?

Click on Start, then All Programs. Right click on the Startup folder and choose "Open". What do you see in this folder?

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Mikey's gal

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Hi, thanks for your reply. I have been gone all day. It is XP. The noises are like hissing and clicks. It doesn't make them all the time. It even sounds like melting occasionally. I know it isn't, but that is the best I can describe the sound it makes to that effect.

I will try to turn it on and see what happens. If you read my post from last night that was where I left it. I shut it down after I didn't get a response.

I'll get back to you.

Thanks again.
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Hi wannabe1 methinks it be fixed now - it was just a very clogged system with most of the fan noise being from cooling down the HDD as it was thrashing around. Currently finishing off in malware with no further untoward ocurrences (yet) so I do not feel a repair install is required ( I went to bed after my last post last night - I needed my beauty sleep :) ) A good spring clean appears to have done the trick
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