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I just got done rebuilding a cmputer and when I put the xp disk in and reformatted I lost my internet wizard. When I ry to make new conection the computer will not let me do a dial-up network. I tried to restore the wizard and when I got to the spot of putting my provider it won't take it. I get error 711.[COLOR=purple] <_<
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This is a known problem in XP when upgrading from a previous version of Windows. Here's a Microsoft Knowledge Base article on repairing it:

How to troubleshoot missing network connections icons in Windows Server 2003 and in Windows XP
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I followed the instructions and found that I was unable to see the Services and Applications. What do I do now. Do I need to dump my hole hard drive and reformat it? If so could you walk me through the steps. I tried to format a hd and it only formatted about 2gb for a 40gb hard drive.
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Did your last installation complete sucessfully? Here's a step-by-step guide to deleting existing partitions, creating a new one, formatting, and installing XP.

XP Pro:
http://www.blackvipe...stallxppro1.htm


XP Home:
http://www.blackvipe...tallxphome1.htm
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Thanks for the info. I will try it. Does XP do this often? A computer geek said this happens to her wife's computer all of the time. She has to dump it due to the fact that she has lost her modem setup several times. Is this the only thing I can do. I wnet to back up my stuff and I have already went through 36floppies. I tried to due it with my burner and it said unable to copy. Any ideas? Any help is so much appreciated. I have been fooling with this computer over a month now trying to get it up and running. I am about ready to throw it out the door!!!!!! <_<
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A computer geek said this happens to her wife's computer all of the time.

I think we need to revoke "computer geek" status. <_<

Does XP do this often?

No. Windows XP is very stable, and if problems arise, rarely should you ever have to reformat, but just perform a repair installation. However, Windows XP is very demanding on your system's memory (RAM), if you're getting errors setup will fail, and it can also cause system crashes.

You can find XP repair info here:
http://www.geekstogo...p?showtopic=138

Check your memory with memtest86
http://www.memtest86.com

I wnet to back up my stuff and I have already went through 36floppies. I tried to due it with my burner and it said unable to copy. Any ideas?

It's strange you can't perform a backup to your CD-ROM. Is there a specific message you're getting?

Finally, considering the problems you've had, consider a low level format. Perform a search or ask for more info regarding low-level formatting.
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yes I would like for info about doing a low level format. You have given me some very god places to go to get info that I couldn't find when I floated it. THANKS.
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We need to know the manufacturer of your hard drive. It should be shown under disk drives in device manager. Or, download and run AIDA32:
http://www.aida32.hu...32-download.php
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