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Old 04-30-2007, 12:04 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Talking Ghost in machine

I am experiencing some odd problems with my PC...Gateway 700X

Firstly, whenever I try to open almost ANY program, or even IE, I constantly first get a PROGRAM NOT RESPONDING message.
Then it will come on without any resetting..This happens frequently when I try to go to diff web pages...
Also, when I try to open any program, it will take what seems forever to load....Almost 5mins will go by and suddenly (after forgetting about it) it will appear..

I am thinking about wiping the computer entirely, and starting with a clean HD..There is really nothing I need to save..All music and video are backed up on an external HD.

Is it difficult to wipe it back to a BRAND NEW status?

As a side note, and I know I may be opening up a can of worms here, but I have begun to look into a new comp, and this one would go to my son AFDTER wiping it clean..

I have several friends pushing me towards an iMac 20"..
I was looking at the HP media m8000n(?)..


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Old 04-30-2007, 12:23 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: Ghost in machine

look in the c drive from your drivers and back them up first

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Old 05-01-2007, 10:33 AM   #3 (permalink)
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definately, wipe it
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Old 05-01-2007, 01:44 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Originally Posted by steak1986 View Post
definately, wipe it

Okay..But how?
Is it easy enuff for a newbie to perform?

I have all my discs for the hardware..Printers etc..
And my software!!

Any ideas relating to going to an iMac over a pC?

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