I need help!

Discussion in 'other software & services' started by WilliamP, Jul 5, 2007.

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  1. WilliamP

    WilliamP Registered Member

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    A friend gave me a computer. I will call it comp. 3 A Dell 8200 with XP Home edition. There was no AV and Windows had never been updated. I burned some programs to CD on my computer and loaded on comp.3. SAS, Avira AV and AVG Anti Spyware. They removed a ton of trash. I ran SP2 from CD then downloaded about 100 Windows updates. Here is my problem. It seems that maybe the registry is messed up. I can try to setup IE but what ever I set up doesn't take effect. I try to set a desk top background and that doesn't work. I can change the color but not the background. So it has a solid color. IE doesn't want to work right. Does anyone have any suggestions?
     
  2. Peter2150

    Peter2150 Global Moderator

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    You might try Regsupreme Pro on it and see what happens.
     
  3. farmerlee

    farmerlee Registered Member

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    Is it possible for you to do a clean XP install?
     
  4. Kerodo

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    Yep, I agree with that suggestion, if at all possible, a clean and fresh reformat and reinstall is the best solution. There's no telling what went on that got it that way... or if it's even possible to fix it...
     
  5. WilliamP

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    I don't have the XP disk that came with this comp.3 but I have my disk that came with mine. Would I be able to do a repair install with my disko_O?
     
  6. acr1965

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    Not sure if this is the answer you are looking for...but would this be a good time to try Linux?
     
  7. WilliamP

    WilliamP Registered Member

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    I ran my XP cd. Then ran my SP2 CD . Downloaded about 100 windows updates and all seems good.
     
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