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Offline Jherrith

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Re: Diagnosing computer failures:
« Reply #15 on: April 03, 2015, 05:59:57 AM »
Looks like I will have to make CD of the file next and then try to clear it using that option as I did see the mentioned files when it was going into safe mode.

I will move the Linux box over to the desk where my externals are tonight after work and get the winners of the March contest posted and take care of some of the other neglected tasks and then go and buy a bigger hammer.
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Re: Diagnosing computer failures:
« Reply #16 on: April 03, 2015, 07:27:05 AM »
and then go and buy a bigger hammer.
:tearlaugh: i imagine the pc now

And this is you in the past now a good thing if you can use the safe mode  :yippee:
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Re: Diagnosing computer failures:
« Reply #17 on: April 03, 2015, 09:25:16 AM »
Good Luck "J".......
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Re: Diagnosing computer failures:
« Reply #18 on: April 03, 2015, 09:50:49 AM »
Hope you get it working without to much more trouble.

Have you a bootable external that you can install your system onto and use it to reboot, then remove avg.
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Re: Diagnosing computer failures:
« Reply #19 on: April 03, 2015, 09:53:13 AM »
That's the key...Removing AVG......From what I've read so far, once it's locked in it's a bugger to clean out.
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Re: Diagnosing computer failures:
« Reply #20 on: April 03, 2015, 01:52:58 PM »
I think avg also has a removal program ---just like nortons does since uninstalling does not always remove everything but the removal programs remove every instance.

I also go to regedit and take a peek at those files it brings up getting rid of any and all instances that say avg...or whatever program i need gotten rid of totally
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Re: Diagnosing computer failures:
« Reply #21 on: April 03, 2015, 02:22:31 PM »
I also check regedit when deleting programs.  Even cleaning programs don't pick it all up.
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Re: Diagnosing computer failures:
« Reply #22 on: April 03, 2015, 05:01:30 PM »
Real question is if I get back into safe mode again can one delete programs?

It would be so nice if that idea will work, and intend to try if not then back to square three and make a CD to remove that nonsense then uninstall that nonsense.

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Re: Diagnosing computer failures:
« Reply #23 on: April 03, 2015, 05:04:05 PM »
With safemode you can modify a ton of stuff.  Some programs don't work is the only thing.  You can also do a Windows diagnostic and repair while in Safe Mode.  Had to do that a time or two with the Dell XP after they stopped updating XP.
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Re: Diagnosing computer failures:
« Reply #24 on: April 03, 2015, 05:05:43 PM »
Good then if that works then there is no need for a roll back on the system


Time to cross the fingers till they hurt or break
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Re: Diagnosing computer failures:
« Reply #25 on: April 04, 2015, 12:44:59 PM »
Oh my looking promising now

Got back to safe mode by forcing it ... plugging in the USB stick while booting up.

Went to Control panel and uninstalled AVG then restarted.

Did try to put my RAID back together as I had selected the load default settings and now the RAID is gone. I have two drives .... duplicated mind you but still not what it was before.

Oh well ... any thoughts on how to join them back together without losing anything?

The good news is no more BSOD (blue screen of death)

and things are "working:" as intended ... at least as far as I can tell ... and the tests continue .... updates later.
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Re: Diagnosing computer failures:
« Reply #26 on: April 04, 2015, 12:54:17 PM »
The scary part was having to allow it to find new hardware

Dual PCI controller

Primary IDE controller

Secondary IDE controller

The real scary was Microsoft saying the software was not "certified" by them or something to that effect ....

Well, allowed it to install anyway and after two installs per piece ... which in retrospect makes sense since it now sees two drives instead of a single RAID device

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At least I can say the good news is I am back ....................


                          and so is Kianna .......... :heeheehee:
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Re: Diagnosing computer failures:
« Reply #27 on: April 04, 2015, 12:59:49 PM »
Sounds great my friend.....  Take a bit that you spend on Books and put it aside for a Computer that is not XP.  I still say upgrading to Win 7 on a old system is not a good thing and will cause many more headaches....but that's just me LOLOL.

Glad the Raids are working also.
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Re: Diagnosing computer failures:
« Reply #28 on: April 04, 2015, 01:01:56 PM »
PS....Next step is for you to make some Boot Disc and System restore disc.  Go to the windows help section and it gets you started.
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Re: Diagnosing computer failures:
« Reply #29 on: April 04, 2015, 01:03:33 PM »
yay you,

glad you are functioning again and hope you can get things totally going. did you lose any programs/files due to avg?
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