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There's always that chance, charZar, but I haven't run into too many infected music files. It's an "Up to you moment"! :tazz:

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well now the machine is messing with my mind.. i can open my computer and the c:drive to look around and it works fine.. but it won't open programs still.. nor would it open msconfig or ctrl alt del.. it shows the computer thinking about it with the hourglass but, nothing happens.. but like i said, i can browse folders with no problem now.. eh?
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Hold the phone!!!

We might have something to work with here..... :tazz:

Can you get to the Run command?

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Edited by wannabe1, 11 September 2005 - 08:17 PM.

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sorry.. i didn't see the question.. it froze upon returning from the 'screen shutdown' mode.. i'm rebooting.. i could run 'run' before... YES 'run' is up!!
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Great! Let's try the system file checker in normal mode...

Click Start then Run...type sfc /scannow (Note the space between sfc and /) and press "Enter". You will be asked for your installation cd, so have it handy. Wait for the scan to finish (this might take up to an hour).

There is another step I'd like to do after this one (if this one will complete, that is). Let me know how it goes...

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again, sorry for the delay.. it screwed up.. i went into safe mode and disabled some programs from starting up because they (spysweeper at least) were causing the freezing..


ok, ran that.. it had the little screen and showed progress.. upon finishing. it said nothing.. did nothing.. the normal mode is still working.. ?
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the normal mode is still working.. ?


You tell me...is it running a little better?
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Ok charZar....

Now click Start then Run...type chkdsk /r /x (Again...note the spaces) and reboot when prompted. This will run on boot-up so restart will take a while...be patient.

We might be getting close here......

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Edited by wannabe1, 11 September 2005 - 09:23 PM.

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YES.. i could open HJT and run it.. should i go into msconfig and let all the processes run so HJT finds all of them?.. i'm excited, but not getting my hopes up.. what do you suggest now


and i'm talking to my boyfriend and he's a bit impressed--he was wondering how you knew how to run these processes (he's a computer buff)
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It's mostly stuff I've picked up over the years. I'm self taught so a lot of it is trial and error.... :tazz: I've messed up my share of machines and had to figure out how to fix them.

Edited by wannabe1, 12 September 2005 - 07:00 AM.

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it is taking a loooong time, at least to get through the fouth stage..

i love your murphey's law signature.. hilarious

just posting so you know i'm still around.. just waiting
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This step should just about have you straightened out...I'll hang around and see how it turns out. That is...if you don't mind.... :tazz:

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no, i definately want you to hang around :tazz: you've been such a big help.. i wish i could have done all this on my own and felt really smart--hah.. i enjoy this computer stuff.. if pharmacy doesn't work out, maybe i should do computers.. hah..

what exactly are these processes doing to the computer?
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The first check we ran compared the system files on your machine with the same files on the cd and either repaired of replaced the damaged files...

The second one goes a little further and checks the hard drive over for all kinds of errors and then checks all the clusters to see that they'll store data reliably...that's the one that takes forever.... :tazz:

Basically, we rebuilt the operating system from the inside out. Fun, huh?

Edited by wannabe1, 11 September 2005 - 10:11 PM.

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Your friend owes you one, and I'm impressed with the way you stuck with it!!! You've been great to work with and followed my instructions to a "T". Here's your Geek Wings...you earned them ~~ :tazz: ~~

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