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Re: OT - Computer Blues....

I work for Microsoft.
I'd suggest not using Norton products at all.
>From experience, I see that 80% of the troubleshooting I do is because of
something a utility program has done.

----- Original Message -----
From: Azamin "Cantona" Zainol Abidin <azamin7@pd.jaring.my>
To: Groop <groop@groo.com>
Sent: Tuesday, January 18, 2000 7:46 PM
Subject: Re: OT - Computer Blues....

> Ruben wrote:
> > Well, at the most inconvenient time, of course, my computer decides to
go Kablooey.
> >  My tip of the day: don't run the disk/file clean-up features of Norton
> > and Norton Uninstall consecutively.... It nuked Windows to the point
where Windows
> > requests a re-install from DOS -- problem is I don't have enough HD
space to
> > do it (stewpid Windows can't see I'm going to overwrite most of the used
> > with the re-install)....
> from the dos prompt, format a blank floppy disk to be a system bootable
disk, delete
> some directory in windows directory except system directory, reinstall CD
rom driver if
> necessary, reinstall windows.  (windows 3.1 is better since you're using
486.  Win95/98
> is walking on 486, not running) , reinstall all drivers (graphic card,
sound card,
> modem, web browser etc...  If you formatted the hard disk, you'll lost all
data files
> you saved.) and it'll run again and can be used by othe person since you
have a new
> computer..
> > Anyhow, I took this crash as an excuse to upgrade my 486/66 POC to a
brand spankin'
> > new one.  So, I should hopefully be up and running (screamin' if funds
> > by week's end.
> Wow, what a good excuse.  So grooper friends who want to have a new
computer, please
> follow steps taken by our friend, Ruben.  Btw, did you upgrade it or you
just bought a
> new PC?
> > All hail The Curse of Groo!
> that you'll get a new PC.
> Azamin.