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Reformatting, from scratch, my 2-year-old Dell desktop. FML.

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Rockbottom, Oct 19, 2009.

  1. Rockbottom

    Rockbottom Active Member

    My Dell Inspiron desktop has been giving me MUCHO fits recently, needing 10-20 attempts to fully boot up and failing often. So I saved my files, and am now reformatting from scratch.


  2. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    What error message(s) are you seeing? Could be a hard-drive or other hardware problem rather than a software issue.
  3. forever_town

    forever_town Well-Known Member

    Guess this dispels any notion that PCs are better than Macs.

  4. KG

    KG Active Member

    I had to reformat my HP, but it's older than your Dell. It worked like a charm after I did it.
  5. Rockbottom

    Rockbottom Active Member

    It was giving me a variety of software-related issues at boot-up. So I quick-kicked on third down. Now, among other things, I need to figure out how to re-install my internet connection -- so I can begin installing the 5.8 trillion things the computer needs internet access to complete.

  6. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    I have an Inspiron too and I've had big-time Internet Explorer issues.

    Vista sucks.
  7. Rockbottom

    Rockbottom Active Member

    Thing is, I am actually running XP Professional -- and re-installed it. I like it better than Vista.

  8. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    Maybe you should cool it on the porn sites for a while. Sorry. All I got.
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