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Old 02-08-2007, 09:33 PM   #1
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Not really, but I think the registry got corrupted. I'm now going through the miserable process of redoing everything since I never back anything up. Oh joy....
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What were the symptoms???
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BSOD? Startup issues? Crashing?
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The old girl finally kicked the bucket, eh? That computer gave you years of good pr0n... er.... uh..... I mean good service.....
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I ran through that today, total BSOD garbage, turned out a sector on my HD was corrupted, I ran checkdisk and it fixed it right up for me, never underestimate window'* built in utilities.
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Maybe it was coincidence. Picked up a shirt and tossed it towards my computer chair. Just as it left my hand I felt a static charge. It missed the chair and hit my box with a nasty "pop". Computer turned off. I unplugged the power supply as it had tripped the breaker or whatever the thing is inside that protects from fires I think. Anyways, fired it back up and what do I see? BSOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! A corrupt registry file. So I now have one of the other hard drives running as the main boot drive with a fresh(old, not so paid for) copy of windoze xp pro. I'm slowing building my computer back to the way I remember it... Maybe with less crap than before though.

P.*. Scandisk can not fix the error. I ran the full monte on the scan disk and it got to phase 5 and failed.
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I guess when you get it up and running on a different HD, do a full format on the other drive, followed by a full chkdsk scan.
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I don't like that format business. I would rather patch it up so it lasts a little longer than to transfer all of my data. I hate transferring data over. It'* time consuming and not needed. As long as I have the majority of my data intact on the other drive, I'll run it until it stops spinning. So that'* two HDD'* in my comp that will not boot and one that will. May have to get an external and do the bloody transfer some day.... just not this time.

Duct tape and dust hold my PC together
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