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  1. Yes, we use this program here at work actually. What it does is make it so that everytime the computer is rebooted, it goes back to the original settings at the time it was installed. It also gets rid of any files that were saved on the computer as well as any other crapware, etc. I'm not sure what all you can and cannot select to change since I was not here when they installed it.

    Here's the web site for it:

  2. thanks everyone! Finals ended yesterday, so now I don't have anyone to help around here. The boss and co-worker are gone for the week, so now I finally get time to play around! :D

    Mom's bringing me lunch today, and tonight we're having manacotti for dinner and a large strawberry shortcake for dessert. :D

  3. All of our networking equipment is already safely plugged into an UPS in my brother's room. I've just never had the money to purchase one myself. Now all I need to upgrade is the sound card (which can wait) and the Monitor (which I'm hoping can hold off til I find a REALLY good deal at a local store since I prefer to see my monitor before purchasing it.)

  4. Hi gang! I know I haven't been around much lately. It's just been a very busy time for me, but I"m still alive. That matters, right? :blush:

    Anyway, I've never dealt with a UPS before, and knew I could come here for some expertise. What I'd like to know is who do you know (calculate) how much the UPS should be able to handle? I have one that was given to me last night, but I want to make sure it can handle my computer. Are the calculations done in the same way as when you are trying to make sure your PS can handle your custom build machine?

    Any and all help is much appreciated!


    Neldy :thumbsup:

  5. Ok, I got through the format this time and windows ALMOST boots up. It gets past the screen it couldn't, but stops when the slashed line at the bottom of the screen is loading, then I get this error message:

    "Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:


    You can attempt to repair this file by starting Windows Setup using the original Setup CD-ROM. Select "r" at the first screen to repair"

  6. Yes, I already thought it was a hardware issue. I was just hoping that maybe someone might have thought of something that might get it going without that. The laptop is about 4 years old and was bought off ebay. Unfortunately, since she does not have the money to replace it or anything. The last option is to reformat MY laptop and let her borrow it for school. It's not really what I want to do, but it's all that can be done.

  7. Hi everyone! It's been really busy for me, but right now I'm trying to work on my mother's laptop that she uses for school and of course I came to the best place for help. :thumbsup:

    Ok, so basics of the issue. Her laptop (running windows xp) would suddenly not boot up. It would get to the windows loading screen and just stay there. I'm sure she's got all kinds of crapware on it, so I decided a fresh windows install would be best in this case.

    So....I tried a reinstall, but didnt' get far. I was able to get to where it would format the drive, but it would just stay there at 0%. So after about an hour of sitting there, I tried the NTFS quick format option. That went through fine and even seemed to have success with the installation...until it rebooted and came up with the issue of "missing or corrupt ntoskrnl.exe file". I went through instructions on the windows site about reinstalling that file through the recovery console. That got me nowhere. I kept getting the error message that the file or directory did not exist.

    I have also run chkdsk to try and find any problems with the HD but for some reason, it kept telling me something about not being able to run? :wacko: Anyway....about an hour later (just now) tried checkdisk /p and it was able to run this time. It said some errors were found, so I hope it also fixed them. Rebooted, and now I'm still getting that "missing or corrupt ntoskrnl.exe file" error.

    Since chkdsk was able to run successfully again, should I go ahead and try to reinstall windows through the full format option and hope that it goes through (even though 3 attempts of it so far have not)? Or do you havfe any other suggestions? Thanks so much!