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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 08-23-2004, 08:17 AM Thread Starter
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My computer crapped out on me!

I don't know if I got a virus or what but it's fuuuuucked. I can't even get it to boot up.

Who works on computers? I can bring it to you and pay for whatever needs to be done.... I just need it fixed.

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post #2 of 20 (permalink) Old 08-23-2004, 08:35 AM
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If its just the software you can probably just reload it or restore the factory install and at least get back up and running.

I hope you backed up your data

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Yeah it's giving me an error message about Windows. I don't have a copy of the software and I don't know how to restore it.

And I haven't backed anything up in months. :-( Damn it.
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If you don't have a copy of the cd to reload the os then your definately going to need some help.

If you don't have any original CD's then you'll have to find someone willing to help out in that kind of situation.

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post #5 of 20 (permalink) Old 08-23-2004, 02:46 PM
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Post up the error message so people know what they're getting into

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Does it, by any chance.. say

"Operating System not found"??
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It says something along the lines of this:

"Cannot find ?? files are missing or corrupted. Please insert disk to install ???" That's about all I remember. It's in the trunk of my car right now.
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what version of windows are you running? when will you have the computer set up?

i can probably fix it, just sounds like the MBR is corrupted or something. gimee a shout and we'll figure it out.
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post #9 of 20 (permalink) Old 08-24-2004, 11:45 AM Thread Starter
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Windows XP Home

I can have it set up tonight. I brought it with me incase someone could fix it, lol.
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LOL...i hope you only brought the tower, and not the monitor and all the peripherals.

I'll try and grab an XP disk from work... if recreating the MBR doesn't work, you MAY lose everything... but that'll be a last resort..

I've got class until about 10:00 the rest of the week, shoot me a PM when it would be cool for me to stop by, or you can bring it over and i can plug it up in my room and work on it.
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Kyle, I'm not stupid! LMFAO. Of course I only brought the tower.

That's cool. Call me when you get out of school tonight... I'll just be getting home from working out anyway.

Thanks hacker
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LOL...i hope you only brought the tower, and not the monitor and all the peripherals.

I'll try and grab an XP disk from work... if recreating the MBR doesn't work, you MAY lose everything... but that'll be a last resort..

I've got class until about 10:00 the rest of the week, shoot me a PM when it would be cool for me to stop by, or you can bring it over and i can plug it up in my room and work on it.

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post #13 of 20 (permalink) Old 08-26-2004, 09:28 AM
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Did you ever get this thing working?
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post #14 of 20 (permalink) Old 08-26-2004, 10:25 AM Thread Starter
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Kinda, thanks for asking Danny!

Ok... so I went and bought a new hard drive. The tech people at CompUSA said I should install the new hard drive, load XP on it then transfer the files from the old drive to the new one. Yeah well, I'm now trying to transfer the files but it won't open up the other drive without asking me to format it first. How can I get past that? Or have I basically lost everything?
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Kinda, thanks for asking Danny!

Ok... so I went and bought a new hard drive. The tech people at CompUSA said I should install the new hard drive, load XP on it then transfer the files from the old drive to the new one. Yeah well, I'm now trying to transfer the files but it won't open up the other drive without asking me to format it first. How can I get past that? Or have I basically lost everything?

ok... what I am going to say is try at your own risk..

but.. I think you will need to "import foreign disc" right-click my computer, go to manage, go to Disk Management.

in the lower aera you should see "disk 0" and "disk 1", if you right click on "disk 1" you should see an optin for... "import foreign disk" once you do this you should be able to get into the drive without having it ask you to format
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ok... what I am going to say is try at your own risk..

but.. I think you will need to "import foreign disc" right-click my computer, go to manage, go to Disk Management.

in the lower aera you should see "disk 0" and "disk 1", if you right click on "disk 1" you should see an optin for... "import foreign disk" once you do this you should be able to get into the drive without having it ask you to format
What is import foreign disc?
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What is import foreign disc?

honestly I do not know what it means. It is a term that Windows uses for some hard drives, maybe one of the MS Employees can hit up the Visual KB and enlighten us all. I check on microsoft but could not find anything about it.
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Fuck it. I'm taking it to CompUSA.
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post #19 of 20 (permalink) Old 08-27-2004, 11:06 AM
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shoulda taken me up on my offer
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Fuck it. I'm taking it to CompUSA.
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