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Orpheo

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#1 10 years ago

First of all I'd like to say to everyone who wants to theme windows out there.

DO NOT DOWNLOAD BRICOPACKS FROM CRYSTAL XP.

And here is why.. I downloaded a bricopack hoping to bring a new look to my computer, and it was all great until I learned it was causing an error with a dll file on my computer. I uninstalled the pack and was prompted to restart my computer, so I did so. This is where the problems began. From that point on my computer would get to a certain point and just restart over and over. Not quite knowing what I was doing I did some recovery thing at the blue screen on starting. This got me into windows, but now most of my hardware isn't working. I'm not quite sure if I dug myself a bigger hole by doing the recovery but I could really use some help. I'll give any specifics needed and any information about my computer. All I can tell you off the top of my head is my sound card and video card are not working, and it keeps giving me some error message each time it detects them and tries to install.

ANY help would be absolutely great... -= Orpheo




The_Computer_Wizard

The Force is strong with him

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#2 10 years ago

depending on what you did on the system restore the drivers might have somehow got messed up try reinstalling them for all of your devices that arent working




Guest

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#3 10 years ago

I would consider doing a repair install of XP or something... If nothing works then you may need to reformat.

Also I would suggest if you are going to use a program to skin a very good one would be WindowBlinds. Its not free but a very nice program, I'm using it right now. You can buy a whole pack of programs including that one for about $50.




Orpheo

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#4 10 years ago

I'm going to have to reformat. Seems something messed up my registry so says my friend at geek squad. Thank you for your help everyone.




The_Computer_Wizard

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#5 10 years ago

is your friend at geek squad a friend who happens to work at geek squad? or someone at geeksquad who you happen to be friendly with? because no offense if he knows what hes doing, im sure some geek squad guys do, but the one in my town i think you need to have some sort of mental disability to work there i mean the guy told me there was no such thing as a 20 to 24 pin converter for your powersupply to your motherboard (i told him he was full of shit because the store i worked at had 2 and i had seen them) then he proceeded to tell me i was wrong and didnt know what i was talking about and said i had to buy an $80 power supply from him or my computer would blow up also i overheard a conversation about a graphics card and the woman clearly had an agp card with a pci-e socket (or the other way around, not sure) and she asked him "why doesnt it fit?" he actually told her "because you have to jam it in there real hard, and if it doesnt work bring it here and we'll fix it" lastly my friends printer wouldnt instal, so he goes to geeksquad and they tell him "$200 up front, no guarentees we can instal the printer" and it took me about 20 min on google and knowing what i was doing to get it instaled so as a rule of thumb i NEVER trust anything the geek squad says, or at least the ones from my home town (maybe the ones in your town have a brain, idk, just sharing my experience)




Kilobyte

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#6 10 years ago
CuRsEdOnE222;4236785is your friend at geek squad a friend who happens to work at geek squad? or someone at geeksquad who you happen to be friendly with? because no offense if he knows what hes doing,

Either he doesn't know what he is doing, or is not going to fix these problems within the budget of the OP. I would do it for free, just for the challenge.

@ Orpheo. If you haven't reformatted by Wednesday, or Thursday, I'm off those days. I may be able to find a solution. Give me 3 days, and access to the computer itself. And I GUARANTEE you that I could resolve the problems you have, without reformatting.

Reformatting is a good option, but it is never the way to "Fix" a problem (well rarely anyway,...). Anybody who says you have to reformat, does not know what they are doing.




Lazy Angel

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#7 10 years ago

I had this problem on a different level.

My PC wouldn't start so yes, I did the recovery thing and got all my programs back though all most none of them worked.

My best advice to you is to check you internet security is working and if not re-install. Make sure your major programs are working efficently (Ones that you payed money for etc) and then the ones that don't work, if possible re-install.

This is just advice from someone who isn't geek but partially knows what he's doing. :D




Vince

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#8 10 years ago

Geeksquad sounds like the UK's PC World, they are utter shite at PC's.