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Floppy Disk Fail (40) I have tried all of the other solutions, nothing


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hey guys I am so sorry I haven't been on, AP english and AP psychology are giving me a run for my money.
Ok so I was just about to run these diagnostics when I realized, should I do this in regular mode or safe mode? I am guessing safe mode.
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Probably should do it in Normal mode as you are going to be changing the way windows boots up normally with the steps suggested.
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Ok well I did it, and upon startup (after I did the msconfig thing you suggested) it froze up just like before. So I am +5 beyond clueless at this point.
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You mean the steps outlined in post 103?
Please wait on Stetybet0's reply as he is looking at other avenues I'm sure.
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You mean the steps outlined in post 103?
Please wait on Stetybet0's reply as he is looking at other avenues I'm sure.


Yes, post 103.
And I can wait :)
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The steps stettybet0 suggested were as a "before this, try this" comment. In this case, I would now suggest to try a system restore to before the problem began, if you are able.

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I did a system restore at the start of the problem. Do you mean system restore as in, restoring to previous date or full system restore?
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The built-in Windows System Restore function, not a format/reinstall.
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Well yes i did do that.
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Have you tried a different card yet?
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Ok, well I took it to my comp guy, it is the card.

So what I am going to do now is get a new one. Now I want Nvidia, because I don't like ATi. With nvidia there is a GTS model and GTX model, I am thinking of getting one of the GTX cards, would I need a better cooling system for one?? All I have are the fans.
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Why would you not "like" ATI? Both manufacturers put out good cards, so if ATI gives you better performance for your dollar, are you going to say no just because you don't like them?

What exact cards are you looking at? And what "fans" and "cooling system" are you talking about exactly?

Cheers
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Well I and my friends have had a bad history with ATi Cards. The card I am looking to get now is the EVGA 260 GTX
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This is a very powerful card, make sure your PSU is up to handling it.

Hopefully this sorts out your problems for good.

Cheers
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My computer will be able to run it, and my computer guy got rid of the Floppy disk error as well, apparently it was in a menu that I never saw .....

And one more thing before I go, I just heard today that this card won't support direct x 11..... Won't I get an upgrade or something like that?? Or is direct x 11 only going to be used in windows 7 which in that case I won't be getting until a few months afterward but will my card be completely useless whenever I upgrade? Thanks again.
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