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06:23 AM - 05/12/2010

The topic: Sigh

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All the work I did Monday and Tuesday was for nothing.  It looks like I’m going to have to reformat the hard drive and reinstall everything.  This is going to take a couple of days.

At least I’ll be cleaning stuff up and getting rid of programs I never use.  Sad, though, I had a few that I got from giveawayoftheday.com that I would have to buy to replace. 

Oh, well. 

I’ll be using the laptop until I get this computer set back up.

Pray for it.  Cause I know where the hammer is…..

8:15 AM

Reformat started. 

8:45 AM

Started recover Disk 2.

9:45

Hard drive formatted, original software installed.  Rebooting, system is now setting up.

11:45 AM

Operating system is reinstalled, now comes the fun part.

Restoring all the Windows updates, then getting rid of the programs I won’t use and the bloatware that came with the computer. Update all of the drivers (the original drivers are over five years old, there have been upgrades since then).  Then probably do a defrag, then start reinstalling the programs I will use.

If you don’t hear from me in a week, call for help.  *lol*

2:15 PM

And now comes the fun part, all the Windows updates are done. Had problems (same as yesterday) with the installation of the .NET Framework.  Meaning, it wouldn’t install, it took over an hour, but I was able to fix it.  I don’t know what I’d do without a computer for searching the internet when my main computer is down.


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