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Back up file bombed, cleared computer?

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by MissKris, Sep 12, 2003.

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  1. MissKris

    MissKris Thread Starter

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    Over the last little while my computer was acting up.
    Really slow on the internet
    It would also it take up to 10 minutes to start up!.
    So last night I went to the back up the computer.
    I used Ezee Fix in the control panel.
    I picked a date, then after I had to start it up..... it would pop up a warning with explorerer .
    It said it did an illegal action please close. Something like that.
    Anyways.......................................
    Then all I would get was get a screen with packerbell.
    No windows no nothing??
    Ive tried to use the recovery disk but it wouldn't work?
    I put in an other disk that came with it, and it would do a diagnostic.
    The funny thing is it would say that I aborted the ScanDisk,(when I didn't)
    I can't do anything at this time except run this companion disk diagnostic park only .
    (that has diagnostic, packerbell library etc...disk, not the recovery disk)over and over.
    The computer has nothing on it except a blank screen with the packerbell logo???
    Help !!!
     
  2. MissKris

    MissKris Thread Starter

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    mmmmm...............either I make no sense or no one knows what my problem is.
    (sigh)
     
  3. Wet Chicken

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    Lets start at the beginning.

    What operating system do you have? ;)
     
  4. MissKris

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    PackerBell
     
  5. MissKris

    MissKris Thread Starter

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    Can anyone suggest something, Im desperate...............
     
  6. JohnWill

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    I really doubt this is an issue we're going to solve by remote control. Obviously, something has gone south, but it's pretty hard to say what without being there.
     
  7. Wet Chicken

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    What operating system do you have? Not what brand...
     
  8. MissKris

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    I looked up backup files........in the search engine here.
    This one thread named-explorer freezes in scan mode................is what part of my probelm is.
    Pretty much what this woman says is most of my problem.
    Have a look.
    mmmmmmmm im still confused though.
     
  9. MissKris

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    I think I had a virus, and it distroyed my computer.

    DO I have to buy a new computer or take this in and have my hard drive redone?
    Also is it worth doing that, or should I buy new?
    My computer is about 4 or 5 years old.
     
  10. NiteHawk

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    By operating system, what Wet Chicken is asking is, are you runing Windows95, 98 or ME?

    I think you would best be helped by someone that has had a fair amount of experience on Packard Bell PCs. They are out of business now, but they did things in 'many unique ways' to keep costs down. While it kept the costs down, it also makes them harder to work on.

    To attract more attention from people with Packard Bell experience you may want to rename your thread something like "Windows (95 or 98 or ME) problems on Packard Bell Computer"
     
  11. Wet Chicken

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    ROFL :D You crack me up NiteHawk. I love your "wording" :D ;)

    MissKris you are putting the cart before the horse. There's no computer that we can't fix here (fingers crossed) ;)

    Do you have a link to the other thread that you read?

    Do you have anti-virus software installed on your computer?

    Are you running Windows95, 98, ME or XP?
     
  12. JohnWill

    JohnWill Retired Moderator

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    To answer your question, you can start from scratch and re-install the O/S on the machine, assuming that no hardware died. My point was that recovering and fixing the current installation is almost certainly a "hands on" process, if it could be accomplished at all.
     
  13. MissKris

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    Ok thanks.
     
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