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Rik111

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i'm havin this windows log in/out thing...

http://www.geekstogo...Off-t15771.html

they explain my problem better than i could, i'm betting... but i don't understand what i'm supposed to do still... and i'm not sure i have a windows cd or whatever they're talkin about...

AND i think my problem was spybot's registry thingy... TeaTimer? i remember blocking a hella lot of stuff before my cpu rebooted (it does that since i added my new ram)

but... can anyone give me a VERY detailed step-by-step solving method??

thanks,
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With a Windows PC you get either the manufacturer's "Recovery" CD which can only be used on that specific PC, or you may have bought a Microsoft retail boxed copy of Windows and installed it yourself (as I did). It's this retail copy you need in order to perform a "repair install". Alternatively you can perform a full re-install from scratch using either type of CD if you cannot get your problem sorted any other way.

Performing a repair install: http://www.geekstogo...ws-XP-t138.html

Re-installing XP from scratch: http://pcsupport.abo...nstxpclean1.htm

(Note to mods: couldn't find a 'pinned' post on re-installing xp from scratch, hence external link)

If the CD provided with your PC is labelled 'Recovery' you will need to use that instead, though it installs somewhat differently than using a Microsoft Windows CD. Your PC documentation should explain what to do but usually it's just a case of booting from it.

Edited by phillip22, 12 November 2008 - 08:39 AM.

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erm. alright. i'll look for those... in the mean time could i get those instructions on how to do whatever it was they were talking about in their post...? i don't get that...

thanks!
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