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Computer keeps restarting from critical error. Can't go to service


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No when it asks for the reformat select the C drive, that way all your personal stuff on X is nice and safe
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ok im about to attempt to go thru with this... im nervous lol
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I'll be here waiting... Meanwhile I have found that you can download the full windows 7 disc from Digital river
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ok well, I reinstalled windows and all is well. I can finally access my services... yay! lol. no error messages. what a huge PITA... and I'm all naked. updated windows and everything...
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And all your files are nicely tucked away in the X drive :)

Unfortunately you will need to re-install all the programmes .. But at least they will be the latest versions..

Do you have any questions at all ?
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it's ok.. I need to call dell up again and have the original programs that came with my PC.

that I can do later..

but in the meantime.. which internet browser is the best against infections? I don't want to use IE anymore.

also I plan on buying virus protection against malware and viruses. which one is best you'd recommend? kaspersky? norton? macafee?
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Hmm the perennial browser question... At the end of the day the choice must be yours, personally I prefer IE9, others swear by Firefox or Chrome. But, at the end of the day they all have their own vulnerabilities, I clean systems with all three

Why not try before you buy.. As Antivirus programmes are again a personal choice, which one will suit you depends on your needs and where you go

If you are going for the paid version then have a test run of the Avast Internet Security to see if that suits your needs
Once it has installed it will offer the Chrome browser, if you do not want it then deselect it
This is a thirty day trial and the details of the programme are here
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I would also recommend that you get the MS Emet security patch installed, this will protect some system files .. Download here

Also I would recommend that you image the drive once you have it as you like it, then if problems arise you can then restore that image..
There is a step by step guide on how to use windows image here

I would ignore Norton and McAfee for an antivirus solution as they are a bit complex to use and are pretty run of the mill
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Since this issue appears to be resolved ... this Topic has been closed. Glad we could help. :)

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