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Computer Trouble, last resort.

Karim

TRIBE Member
My computer is seriously messed up, and I musta spent the last 5-10 days just trying to get it back on its feet.

I've tried various, various virus programs.

McAffee
Norton
Panda
AVG
AdAware (although not virus,I thought it'd help)
etc.

I tried reinstalling the operating system for some stability, then rescanned and eliminated all the virii. I thought i was cool, but then my computer died on me again.

I'm in Safe mode right now and I can't do shit.

I finally decided to format. So I made the 6 boot disks. But when I pop disk 1 into the computer and hit restart, it says "I/O error".

I don't know what to do, and all the formatting articles online talk about how to format with the boot disks. Now that I can't even use the bootdisks, I am lost.

Does anybody know how to format without bootdisks, without the system restore cd?

I only have the Windows Installation CD and nothing else. Can it be done?

Thank you so much

:mad: <---- Frustrated
Karim
 

isoprax

TRIBE Promoter
have you recently installed new hardware?

if so, take it out and try using your pc...conflict maybe?
 
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fleaflo

TRIBE Member
Re: Re: Re: Computer Trouble, last resort.

Originally posted by Karim
That's exactly where I got the failed bootdisks from (Windows XP Home SP1 by the way).:(
Karim
I thought that XP booted from the CD. If you are using a bootleg copy of XP you are kerfukkered. but if you can get a hold of a real copy of XP, you can at least get the boot process started and then you can pop in your cd once everything gets a rollin.
 

Karim

TRIBE Member
Re: Re: Re: Re: Computer Trouble, last resort.

Originally posted by fleaflo
I thought that XP booted from the CD. If you are using a bootleg copy of XP you are kerfukkered. but if you can get a hold of a real copy of XP, you can at least get the boot process started and then you can pop in your cd once everything gets a rollin.
I have the installation disk I got with Dell.

Should I change the bios to boot from CD and see what options it gives me?

Lemme give her a try.

-Karim
 

gollum

TRIBE Member
Originally posted by Karim
Does anybody know how to format without bootdisks, without the system restore cd?

I only have the Windows Installation CD and nothing else. Can it be done?

Thank you so much

:mad: <---- Frustrated
Karim
How old is your computer?

Any time I've ever received the I/O error it was because the harddrive was failing, had failed or was about to fail.

You might need to buy a new harddrive.
 

fleaflo

TRIBE Member
Re: Re: Computer Trouble, last resort.

Originally posted by gollum
Any time I've ever received the I/O error it was because the harddrive was failing, had failed or was about to fail.

You might need to buy a new harddrive.
Ya, what was the problem in the first place?
 

Ditto Much

TRIBE Member
Re: Re: Computer Trouble, last resort.

Originally posted by gollum
How old is your computer?

Any time I've ever received the I/O error it was because the harddrive was failing, had failed or was about to fail.

You might need to buy a new harddrive.

(Doesn't sound like a software problem to me either. You should have already been fine at the os install most likely)

Was this a name brand, or was it built by somebody?

(onboard controllers for ide can go)
 
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