Advertise Here

Author Topic: Re-formating Your PC  (Read 4047 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline alexander

  • Blatherskite!
  • ******
  • Posts: 5,354
  • Age: 47
  • Location: varde
  • Reputation: 21
  • The Dalai Viking has spoken
  • Referrals: 1
Re-formating Your PC
« on: Jul 17, 2010, 13:53 »
My computer is doing my head in more and more. It's just too slow for words and it annoys me no end that I can't figure out how to make it fast again. Is it possible somehow to just delete everything on it and begin allover with an empty computer and if yes, how do I do that, please ? I have all the original discs so re-installing the programmes shouldn't be too much of a problem, I hope.

Am days away of having a rock'n'roll style fit and throw it out the window altogether !

Linkback: http://www.northeastforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=18692.0
You're born alone, you die alone.  Anything in between is make believe.

Offline RainingCrazy

  • Gadgie
  • ***
  • Posts: 931
  • Reputation: -2
  • Referrals: 0
Re: Re-formating Your PC
« Reply #1 on: Jul 17, 2010, 14:15 »
My computer is doing my head in more and more. It's just too slow for words and it annoys me no end that I can't figure out how to make it fast again. Is it possible somehow to just delete everything on it and begin allover with an empty computer and if yes, how do I do that, please ? I have all the original discs so re-installing the programmes shouldn't be too much of a problem, I hope.

Am days away of having a rock'n'roll style fit and throw it out the window altogether !

Have you scanned for spyware and viruses. If so try doing a defragmentation on your hard disc and then see if it works faster.

Linkback: http://www.northeastforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=18692.0

Offline alexander

  • Blatherskite!
  • ******
  • Posts: 5,354
  • Age: 47
  • Location: varde
  • Reputation: 21
  • The Dalai Viking has spoken
  • Referrals: 1
Re: Re-formating Your PC
« Reply #2 on: Jul 17, 2010, 14:22 »
You're born alone, you die alone.  Anything in between is make believe.

Offline SouthernExPat

  • Blatherskite!
  • ******
  • Posts: 3,946
  • Location: Western Newcastle
  • Reputation: 20
  • Referrals: 0
Re: Re-formating Your PC
« Reply #3 on: Jul 17, 2010, 17:20 »
Hi Alex

Spyware or Malware is malicious software you pick up as you patrol the net

A really good scanner for removal (and its free)

Malwarebytes

really good!

Linkback: http://www.northeastforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=18692.0
Do not walk behind me, for I may not lead...Do not walk in front of me, for I may not Follow...Do not walk beside me...just f*ck off and leave me alone!

Offline SouthernExPat

  • Blatherskite!
  • ******
  • Posts: 3,946
  • Location: Western Newcastle
  • Reputation: 20
  • Referrals: 0
Re: Re-formating Your PC
« Reply #4 on: Jul 17, 2010, 17:22 »
As to formatting..that very much depends on whether you have a recovery partition OR the original disks with the Operating system on

pm me on FB if you need more help mate! :wink:

Linkback: http://www.northeastforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=18692.0
Do not walk behind me, for I may not lead...Do not walk in front of me, for I may not Follow...Do not walk beside me...just f*ck off and leave me alone!

Offline alexander

  • Blatherskite!
  • ******
  • Posts: 5,354
  • Age: 47
  • Location: varde
  • Reputation: 21
  • The Dalai Viking has spoken
  • Referrals: 1
Re: Re-formating Your PC
« Reply #5 on: Jul 17, 2010, 20:53 »
Ah, cheers. Spyware sounds like a very bad invention. :cry:

I called a computer hotline and asked if there is a way to turn your pc back into being fast. He recommended that I should check out this website http://www.spamfighter.com/SLOW-PCfighter/ and follow their instructions on how to scan the pc for reasons that could cause it to run this slow. I did and after a full scan I was told there were 1,907 errors in total, which surprised me somewhat. I knew the computer was behaving in strange ways but that it was this bad made me look at the screen for a few seconds in disbelief. Anyway, I then took their advice and downloaded their cleaning up program but will wait till my good mate comes 'round on Monday to do the rest as I want to make sure I do it proper and not end up making things even worse. In the meantime I'll take your advice as well, mate, and have a look at the spyware scanner thingy, too. With a bit of luck come Monday I won't be able to recognise my pc. In good ways, of course :D

Thanks for your help, and to you, too Gaz, much appreciated.

Linkback: http://www.northeastforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=18692.0
You're born alone, you die alone.  Anything in between is make believe.

Offline Lancelot

  • Currack
  • *****
  • Posts: 2,067
  • Age: 82
  • Location: Middlesbrough & Mandurah, Western Australia
  • Reputation: 8
  • Referrals: 1
Re: Re-formating Your PC
« Reply #6 on: Jul 17, 2010, 21:27 »
Download CCleaner - Optimization and Cleaning - Free Download   Allow it to delete all of your rubbish.  When you have done that go to the Registry Cleaner and let it check for and then delete all that it finds.

Most importantly it is a safe application and will not mess up your computer.  I do mine once a week.  It's rare these days that a re-installation is needed as there are lots of programs to bring your P.C back to good working order.

What Operating System are you using?  XP, Vista, Windows 7 or something even older?

Linkback: http://www.northeastforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=18692.0
Lancelot

Offline alexander

  • Blatherskite!
  • ******
  • Posts: 5,354
  • Age: 47
  • Location: varde
  • Reputation: 21
  • The Dalai Viking has spoken
  • Referrals: 1
Re: Re-formating Your PC
« Reply #7 on: Jul 18, 2010, 09:26 »
You're born alone, you die alone.  Anything in between is make believe.

Offline mike

  • Gadgie
  • ***
  • Posts: 268
  • Age: 47
  • Location: ferryhill
  • Reputation: 5
  • Referrals: 0
Re: Re-formating Your PC
« Reply #8 on: Jul 18, 2010, 11:46 »
Yes, CC cleaner works the best for me and its free.

Linkback: http://www.northeastforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=18692.0

Offline Credo

  • NSPCC Helpline 0808 800 5000
  • Blatherskite!
  • ******
  • Posts: 3,447
  • Age: 58
  • Location: Co Durham
  • Reputation: 12
  • The more people who know the less who suffer
  • Referrals: 1
Re: Re-formating Your PC
« Reply #9 on: Jul 18, 2010, 17:39 »
Forget c cleaner download and run f cleaner cleans a lot more

Linkback: http://www.northeastforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=18692.0
Visit www.lewybody.org  The more people who know the less who suffer

Please don't confuse my personality with my attitude
My personality is who I am, my attitude depends on who I am talking to.

Offline alexander

  • Blatherskite!
  • ******
  • Posts: 5,354
  • Age: 47
  • Location: varde
  • Reputation: 21
  • The Dalai Viking has spoken
  • Referrals: 1
Re: Re-formating Your PC
« Reply #10 on: Jul 18, 2010, 19:32 »
Are you trying to confuse me on purpose, lads :lol:

Doesn't take a lot, granted.

Thanks for all the suggestions, much appreciated. At this time tomorrow I should be back on track with a fully functional and fast pc again. My mate is hopeful he can fix it with the thingy I downloaded and if he's this optimistic so am I. Fingers crossed.

Linkback: http://www.northeastforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=18692.0
You're born alone, you die alone.  Anything in between is make believe.

Offline SouthernExPat

  • Blatherskite!
  • ******
  • Posts: 3,946
  • Location: Western Newcastle
  • Reputation: 20
  • Referrals: 0
Re: Re-formating Your PC
« Reply #11 on: Jul 18, 2010, 21:24 »
And malwarebytes is better again  :)

Linkback: http://www.northeastforum.co.uk/index.php?topic=18692.0
Do not walk behind me, for I may not lead...Do not walk in front of me, for I may not Follow...Do not walk beside me...just f*ck off and leave me alone!

Tags:
 

Powered by EzPortal
Sitemap 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15