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Did you try the other set of instructions that starts with...

If you don't have Windows CD....
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I did the one without the CD and then rebooted, went to run and sfc/scannow and window said cant find.
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OK
Go to Start then to Run
Type in compmgmt.msc and click Enter
On left side click on Disk Management
On right side you will see you hard drive.
Now I need you to take a screenshot and attach it to your next reply. Do the following to take a screenshot while the above is open and showing on your desktop.

To do a screenshot please have click on your Print Screen on your keyboard. It is normally the key above your number pad between the F12 key and the Scroll Lock key
Now go to Start and then to All Programs
Scroll to Accessories and then click on Paint
In the Empty White Area click and hold the CTRL key and then click the V
Go to the File option at the top and click on Save as
Save as file type JPEG and save it to your Desktop


Attach it to your next reply
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Here is the Disk management, i hope you can see it :)Disk Management.JPG
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Strange everything seems to be checking out.
Lets take a look at the memory.

If you have more than one RAM module installed, try starting computer with one RAM stick at a time.

NOTE Keep in mind, the manual check listed above is always superior to the software check, listed below. DO NOT proceed with memtest, if you can go with option A

B. If you have only one RAM stick installed...
...run memtest...


1. Download - Pre-Compiled Bootable ISO (.zip). If you prefer to use the USB version then use this link USB KEY
2. Unzip downloaded /memtest86+-4.20.iso.zip file.
3. Inside, you'll find /memtest86+-4.20.iso file.
4. Download, and install ImgBurn: http://www.imgburn.com/
5. Insert blank CD into your CD drive.
6. Open ImgBurn, and click on Write image file to disc
7. Click on Browse for a file... icon:

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8. Locate [b/memtest86+-4.20.iso[/b] file, and click Open button.
9. Click on ImgBurn green arrow to start burning bootable memtest86 CD:

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10. Once the CD is created, boot from it, and memtest will automatically start to run. You may have to change the boot sequence in your BIOS to make it work right.

To change Boot Sequence in your BIOS

Reboot the system and at the first post screen (where it is counting up memory) start tapping the DEL button
This will enter you into the Bios\Cmos area.
Find the Advanced area and click Enter
Look for Boot Sequence or Boot Options and highlight that click Enter
Now highlight the first drive and follow the directions on the bottom of the screen on how to modify it and change it to CDrom.
Change the second drive to the C or Main Drive
Once that is done then click F10 to Save and Exit
You will prompted to enter Y to verify Save and Exit. Click Y and the system will now reboot with the new settings.


The running program will look something like this depending on the size and number of ram modules installed:


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It's recommended to run 5-6 passes. Each pass contains very same 8 tests.

This will show the progress of the test. It can take a while. Be patient, or leave it running overnight.

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The following image is the test results area:

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The most important item here is the “errors” line. If you see ANY errors, even one, most likely, you have bad RAM.
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Ok now i feel a little stupid, but i put one new stick in computer, and the computer came with whatever ram it has, but there is only one ram stick. does this mean i can run the memtest? Sorry not that experienced with ram.
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Yes you can just run the memtest program without worrying about the removing of any memory.
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Went to www.imgburn.com websit but 2 downloads are for advertisements, one is for DVD BURNING SOFTWARE, and the other is VIDEO CONVERTER. But at the top of page it says to scan computer for outdated drives before downloading, i dont see where the program is to download it.
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It seems like the longer i am on the computer the slower it runs.
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Ok i did the memtest and the pass and Errors was 0, i let it run 8 passes. you know i made some adjustments on my toolbar addons and now running slow again. if i take a pic of it can you tell me what i need on my tool bar. i'm not sure about the active X, because i play games. if everything checks out ok, i just don't know what else to do. Can you still help or are you stumped to?
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Can you do me a favor and install Firefox browser and let me know if it is slow with it also.
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it still takes a while for Firefox to open, but it is a little bit faster once it opens.
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Can you get a exact time amount on how long it takes IE to open and then how long it takes FF to open please.
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Ok it takes Firefox 14 seconds to open all the way, and it takes IE 1 minute to open all the way.
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