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Re: Quick question
« Reply #15 on: November 04, 2009, 11:49:20 PM »
yeeeeaah...... Is it possible to fix Vista without deleting my hard drive? 

Maybe...

Try this:
Download the Vista recovery disk here:
http://neosmart.net/blog/2008/windows-vista-recovery-disc-download/

Then download imgburn from here:
http://www.imgburn.com/index.php?act=download

Use imgburn to burn the ISO to a disk. If you need help with this, look here:
http://neosmart.net/wiki/display/G/Burning+ISO+Images+with+ImgBurn

Now you will need to boot to the disk. If you don't know how to boot to a disk, post back and we will help you with that.

Once you have booted to the disk choose startup repair from the main menu and let it do it's thing. If that doesn't work choose System Restore. If neither of those work, post back and we will do some more troubleshooting.
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    Re: Quick question
    « Reply #16 on: November 05, 2009, 08:12:40 PM »
    aight thanx, ill be posting soon.

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      Re: Quick question
      « Reply #17 on: November 07, 2009, 07:24:26 AM »
      Hey.

      Ok i tried using the recovery disk and booting from CD.  I got another error on my PC while i tried to do that :(
      This popped up after i pushed a key to boot from CD

      "Status: 0xc00000e9

      Info: An unexpected I/O error has occured"

      Above the error message, it starts talking about all how i might have faulty hardware. 
      I used the recovery disk on my laptop, and it loaded successfully, so the disk is not the problem.  I then tried running Windows 7 installation on my PC, and it loaded correctly too.  So....... THE MESSAGE IS A LIE!!!! :o

      got any ideas ?_?

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      Re: Quick question
      « Reply #18 on: November 07, 2009, 07:51:36 AM »
      No...
      The message is not a lie....most likely a sign of an impending HDD failure.
      DLoad the drive diagnostics from the manuf. site...follow the info on creating a bootable CD and run the long test...
         
       
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        Re: Quick question
        « Reply #19 on: November 08, 2009, 03:33:47 PM »
        OMGOMGOMG  i did the DOS Seagate tools thingy, and boot from disk.  Whenever i do a long test it crashes.  but i can do a short test, and apparantly the hard drive passed the test.  Again, ive never done a long test before because my computer crashes mid-test.  Annoying.

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        Re: Quick question
        « Reply #20 on: November 08, 2009, 04:55:47 PM »
        This was to be a quick question.
        So far you have received.
        1. How to install Windows 7,
        2. How to reside your drive,
        3. How to deal with a Virus,
        4. How to make a recovery disk and
        5. Identify a pending hardware failure.
         
        You should press the Thank button for each one that gave  help.
        And maybe the will invite you end-of-year party coming up.

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          Re: Quick question
          « Reply #21 on: November 08, 2009, 06:01:49 PM »
          hmm how about this....
          I <3 you all.  i decided to write a poem to demonstarte my love for Computer hope.

          Computer hope
          is you computer on dope?
          Do you want to tie it in a rope?
          and then go eat some cantalope?

          Computer hope has the key
          Cant you see?
          its not even possible for me to pee
          lets discuss this over a cup of tea.

          Hope is the best
          Leave out all the rest
          I wanna grap their chest
          and put them to the test

          Ok so i take it that i should just format my computer?

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          Re: Quick question
          « Reply #22 on: November 08, 2009, 07:39:47 PM »
          That's a heck of a poem there Llamanator.
          Do You Think When You Act Or Just Act Like You’re Thinking?

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            Re: Quick question
            « Reply #23 on: November 08, 2009, 07:54:02 PM »
            FYI i thanked you for enjoying my poem.

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            Re: Quick question
            « Reply #24 on: November 09, 2009, 01:20:25 AM »
            HEY! I like you poem too!  ;D

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            Re: Quick question
            « Reply #25 on: November 09, 2009, 05:48:06 AM »
            Replace the HDD...

            The more you try to use it the further away you get from saving any of your data...
               
             
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              Re: Quick question
              « Reply #26 on: November 09, 2009, 02:00:15 PM »
              nice Nice.  Omg u guys all lied to me, i installed Windows 7 on my other computer, and it doesnt delete your data, it just moves it to another folder called Windows.old.  Thats all, so now i can go install it on my computer without deleting all my stuff, lol.  Lol i knew it was only a quick question :P

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              Re: Quick question
              « Reply #27 on: November 09, 2009, 02:33:07 PM »
              nice Nice.  Omg u guys all lied to me, i installed Windows 7 on my other computer, and it doesnt delete your data, it just moves it to another folder called Windows.old.  Thats all, so now i can go install it on my computer without deleting all my stuff, lol.  Lol i knew it was only a quick question :P

              The upgrade install doesn't delete files- or- it tries not to delete files.

              Upgrading from an infected OS will either fail or you'll simply end up with another infected OS (a newer one, but infected nonetheless).

              If I was in your situation I would do a clean install- and in fact that was what everybody was assuming you wished to do, because upgrading would also bring along any infections from the previous OS install. In that case, all your data woulde be gone. therefore a backup would be in order.
              I was trying to dereference Null Pointers before it was cool.

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              Re: Quick question
              « Reply #28 on: November 09, 2009, 02:33:17 PM »
              Incorrect.
              Win7 does create a Windows .old folder that alledgedly saves your data and settings but it has proved to be flakey at best for restoring that data...
              If you need documentation there's about a gazillion hits on google for this...

              No one here lied to you as Win7 does in fact wipe the partition and do a clean install...and i'm a bit put off by hearing we are liars.

              But carry on...

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                Re: Quick question
                « Reply #29 on: November 09, 2009, 05:41:52 PM »
                hmm thanks?
                i did thank you.... xD

                Hi guys, just one last question before this string of posts stops.
                Im trying to install my ethernet driver on my desktop, but for some reason the driver has no .exe to launch anything.

                The files are:

                netrtx64.cat
                netrtx64.inf
                rt64win7.sys
                RtNicprop64.DLL

                So yeah how do i get the driver going?