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Old 02-01-2007, 09:01 PM   #41
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Default Re: Is this a virus or something?

sounds like a virus or your hard drive is corrupt. have u dropped ur laptop recently? that could be the problem.
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Old 02-01-2007, 09:03 PM   #42
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what i would try doing before you reinstall is get a hardware diagnostic tool and check your stuff that way
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Old 02-01-2007, 11:29 PM   #43
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Lol... alotta people don't understand the story -

When i boot up my desktop on my PC is all frozen you can't get anything to work and eventually restarts.

This sucks.
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Old 02-01-2007, 11:49 PM   #44
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Can i take off the CPU heatsink, and re-place the CPU? will it do any harm to the thermal paste?

EDIT: Anyone?, i need a quick response please.

EDIT: Oh w/e am just gonna take out the heatsink
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Old 02-02-2007, 12:38 AM   #45
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Ok... i guess that din't work, is there a way to re-install Windows without having to use the disc?
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Old 02-02-2007, 12:57 AM   #46
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Erm, when taking the heatsink off, it breaks the seal that keeps the cpu attached to the heatsink...did you re-apply thermal paste? If not, I would check your CPU's temps and make sure they aren't higher than normal...As for the windows reinstall, if you RE-INSTALL Windows WITHOUT formatting, you won't loose any files, only windows settings etc

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Old 02-02-2007, 01:58 AM   #47
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Formatting??, And ... i think i broke the seal, and for some reason, after the boot up, there's only a black screen now... but how do i re-install windows if i can't access the desktop??

EDIT: Checked bios, and the CPU temptures are ok.
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Old 02-02-2007, 02:05 AM   #48
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This looks like my problem

http://support.microsoft.com/KB/314503

I rekon, there's a virus thats messing around with the WINDOWS files, and the whole file is totally corrupt, so yeah... can i create a boot disk using a cd?, or do i have to use a floppy... cause i don't have a floppy drive installed into the pc.
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Old 02-02-2007, 02:09 AM   #49
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So your gonna format? If so, then you simply put your Windows disc in the drive and restart the computer...it will ask you to press any key to start setup, then follow the prompts....if it doesn't say press a key, go into the BIOS and set the Boot Priority to the CD..

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Old 02-02-2007, 02:18 AM   #50
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You mean put in the formatted disc or just the plain xp cd?, cause i tried just insertting the cd in, and setting the boot up to cd, but it's still just a black screen of death..
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