How to get my comp running normal? -1 reply

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angrygod

Shifty Mcboner

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27th June 2004

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#1 14 years ago

i reinstalled windows over the older version, it seems some of the older files might not of been deleted and worse of all every time i installed a game none work. Should i reinstall windows in a new folder this time? Or can the installing problem be fixed?




C38368

...burning angel wings to dust

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14th February 2004

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#2 14 years ago

You should never install a full (ie non-upgrade) OS over top of an existing OS.

What version of Windows did you [re]install? I ask because newer versions (WinXP I know for sure) force you to format the destination partition before installation, so you can't actually install WinXP "over" an existing installation.




angrygod

Shifty Mcboner

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#3 14 years ago

i reinstalled it and deleted everything completely this time. the only problem i am having is that when i install software i can never run the programs. when i open games it just switches from black to windows and freezes. what do i do?