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computer wiz people, i need your help

Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by TXsizeK5, Feb 17, 2003.

  1. TXsizeK5

    TXsizeK5 1/2 ton status

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    i hate these hewlett packard laptops, been nothing but trouble for me.

    1st one wouldnt run this game i wanted and started buggin out and having erros.

    Now this one wont even run star craft, its been fine untill today, i have NO IDEA what happened. but not when i run it ittle minimize itself, and i try and click it again it comes up buit for a split second and minimizes , over and over, i tried system restore and no work. could it be some sort of virus?? i dont think so cause i did the system restore. i thought about reformat, but i cant find software for my scanner and plus i have tons of stuff id have to backup.
    windows xp pro, p4 2.4ghz, 1024ram its a HP pav ze5200.
    thanks for the help
     
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    You can't find the drivers for your stuff because.....?
    P4 laptop running at 2.4 - sounds like that's still under warranty. Call HP.
    If the stuff on your computer is too important to lose, you should make a backup of it anyway even if you aren't reinstalling the OS. The bulk packs of CDR make cheap backups. EVen if it takes 5 or 10 to backup all your essential stuff, it's still cheap insurance.
    Without knowing more, I'd say yes you could use a clean install.
    -- Mike
     
  3. TXsizeK5

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    well i just found my drivers, been lookin around.. and this "important" stuff is just music/videos(porn lol jk)/school papers, etc. I just backed it all up tonight and im just gunna reformat tomorrow <sigh> i hate technology haha. /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif
     
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    My computer tech buddy said to try and reinstall star craft first. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    Have you tried to defrag it yet.Mine{not laptop}started running slow and would freeze while playing games.It might help. /forums/images/graemlins/thumb.gif
     
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    reinstalling- that was the first thing i tried.
    Then I tried restore.

    But now it works... i just tried it ( 24 hours later)
    <sigh> /forums/images/graemlins/rolleyes.gif
    I have no idea. =(
     

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