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My computer about once a day out of nowhere either: Freezes BSOD nothing works except the cursor, even after an hour of waiting This is really tough on me because I need to finish my german course by the 19th or I'm screwed, and my computer is being retarded. Any help??? BTW reinstalling windows is not an option

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Yerboogieman
Yerboogieman

12 years ago

my computer crashed the other day. my new laptop is nice but theres some bugs everyone in a while. just run registry mechanic and it should be better a little bit.

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Labot2001
Labot2001

12 years ago

First, let me ask, why is reinstalling Windows not an option?

And do you run XP?

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guyfrom7up
guyfrom7up

Reply 12 years ago

I run XP I really really don't want to burn all of my files to like 10 dvd's, reinstall windows (takes like 2 or 3 hours), install all of the key drivers (takes like another hour). Burn all of the DVD's back, takes like 2 hours, reinstall everything, takes like another hour, and get everything the way i like it takes like an hour and a half. I just don't want to spend a whole day doing that.

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

Reply 12 years ago

. I've never used it (I reformat and do a clean install), but I've heard that the recovery option on the XP install disc can reinstall Windows without wiping out all your programs. YMMV

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guyfrom7up
guyfrom7up

Reply 12 years ago

I'll look into that if what I did (with goodhart) doesn't work.

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Labot2001
Labot2001

Reply 12 years ago

NachoMahma's right; but I'd also highly recommend investing in an external HDD. I have an 80GB portable that comes in handy, and I'm saving up for a 1TB drive to add to our network. The problem you have definitely sounds like it would require a system restore. Mind you I'm no expert, but I am a little experienced in this field...

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Patrik
Patrik

Reply 12 years ago

Yeah, an external HD for backup is a must-have, and they're getting really cheap now...

Pick one that is at least double the size of the hard drive(s) on your computer. That way, you can fit a full backup, plus some incrementals.

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NachoMahma
NachoMahma

Reply 12 years ago

. heehee Forgot to close the link. It still works.

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Labot2001
Labot2001

Reply 12 years ago

YMMV?

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 12 years ago

Your Mileage May Vary

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Labot2001
Labot2001

Reply 12 years ago

Ah, clever. Thank you.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

Reply 12 years ago

believe me, I didn't know that before I started chatting with you all LOL

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Labot2001
Labot2001

Reply 12 years ago

Yeah, really. I had no idea what half these acronyms were until I became a regular at the forums!

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killerjackalope
killerjackalope

12 years ago

Try taking out any external drives, especially flash drives and any other suspect peripherals, sounds wierd but I have six drives that can put the BSOD up just from being screwed up.

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Goodhart
Goodhart

12 years ago

Possibly a bad case of malware/spyware, or it may be just one program (have you installed anything new lately?). Possibly it is just too much in the startup menu starting with the machine?

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guyfrom7up
guyfrom7up

Reply 12 years ago

I just uninstalled about half of my programs, cleared up about a gig of disk space. We'll see if that did anything. My all programs list is a lot cleaner now ;)

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guyfrom7up
guyfrom7up

Reply 12 years ago

i guess I could look through all my programs (I have A LOT) and install the ones I never use.