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Jabu
07-10-2005, 02:38 AM
MY computer has broken three time in less than a year, its a dell lap top
5100. every time it breaks i bring it to best buy and every time they tell me
i need a new hard drive. I have had two hard drives in less than a year. now
my computer just stopped working. i was online using internet explorer and i
left the room than like 5 min. later i came back and hit the previous page
button and my computer froze. Than i turned it off by holding the on button.
now i cant even get past the blue welcome screen any mmore what is wrong? i
just scanned for viruses two days ago and i use AOLs spy ware i just scanned
for that as well. why does this keep happeneing?

Mark L. Ferguson
07-10-2005, 02:38 AM
Dell systems include a bootable XP setup CD. Set the BIOS to boot from it

How to boot from a CD:
http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000217.htm

Boot to the XP setup CD, and press 'r' for recovery console, run the command : CHKDSK /R

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Mark L. Ferguson
FAQ for Windows Antispy http://www.geocities.com/marfer_mvp/FAQ_MSantispy.htm
"Jabu" <Jabu@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:168C51AA-49D9-47EA-868F-C78D46604D19@microsoft.com...
> MY computer has broken three time in less than a year, its a dell lap top
> 5100. every time it breaks i bring it to best buy and every time they tell me
> i need a new hard drive. I have had two hard drives in less than a year. now
> my computer just stopped working. i was online using internet explorer and i
> left the room than like 5 min. later i came back and hit the previous page
> button and my computer froze. Than i turned it off by holding the on button.
> now i cant even get past the blue welcome screen any mmore what is wrong? i
> just scanned for viruses two days ago and i use AOLs spy ware i just scanned
> for that as well. why does this keep happeneing?


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