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Well to keep in line with it I'll mention that my computer still goddamn reboots with zero warning or error screen at least 4 times a week, usually while I am using it. Just typing, then *pop* POST. My system takes about 5 minutes to boot and it always has to do some kind of 'your hdd is corrupted' test each time. And I've come to find out that striking it with my fist doesn't help and trying to cut the case fan cables while it's on is REALLY unpleasant.

I have to decide if I should buy a new XP and hope that it's just the messed up hdd, or if I should buy an entirely new system and fulfill my office space-esque dream of bringing this pc loadletter-ing hunk of shit out to a field with a couple of hard ass pipe-hitting niggas and get medeival on its ass.

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kellic
Feb. 22nd, 2003 08:08 pm (UTC)
Hey Floyed,
What OS RU running?
floyd_mephit
Feb. 22nd, 2003 08:53 pm (UTC)
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right now, XP pro. I upgraded from ME around september. I can't remember if it was doing it before the upgrade.
kellic
Feb. 22nd, 2003 09:25 pm (UTC)
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Upgrade or clean install? That could be your problem. Upgrades with windows sucks....badly.

You might consider a clean install via full format of the system.
floyd_mephit
Feb. 22nd, 2003 11:03 pm (UTC)
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So I've found. But the full version is an extra $100. Looks like it doesn't matter now, since the HD is corrupted anyway..
kellic
Feb. 23rd, 2003 12:47 am (UTC)
Diff between upgrade and full
HEH Funny thing about MS OS’s. When they call it an upgrade it really isn't.

If you have the Original ME media (And if you don't e-mail me and I will send you a copy) you can install XP from scratch. All it will do is prompt for a windows CD at some point to verify that you DO have a previous copy of Windows.

That is the only difference between upgrade and full. Full doesn't ask you for the previous media. Upgrade does.
floyd_mephit
Feb. 23rd, 2003 01:10 am (UTC)
Re: Diff between upgrade and full
The only problem is that XP only lets you install from a code once, and I've already installed the code. I do still have my OEM WinME disc and its code, so maybe ME lets you install more than once on one code.. I'd be satisfied with just a working copy of ME than a cocked-up version of XP..
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