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    WINDOWS XP

    BECAUSE I'M A NEWBEE, MARK THAT, SLOWLY GOING NUTS, I'VE INSTALLED AND UNINSTALLED VARIOUS PROGRAMS AND M-UPDATES TO THE POINT THAT I'M NOT SURE WHAT'S ON MY COMPUTER ANYMORE. I'VE INSTALLED SEVERAL TYPES OF SPY AND AND ADWARE, USUALLY GIVING ME ADVICE I.E., DELETING THIS TROJAN HORSE, QUARANTINING THAT COOKIE, AND WHAT THE HECK IS A ROOT KIT, TO THE POINT I'M NOT SURE WHO TO BELIEVE OR NOT TO BELIEVE. THE PROBLEM IS THAT MY COMPUTER CONTINUES TO ACT WEIRDER AND WEIRDER, NOT COUNTING THE FACT THAT SOME OF THE FILE/PROGRAMS THAT ORIGINALLY WERE ON THE MACHINE, HAVE GONE UP IN SMOKE AND SOME APPEAR AND THEN DISAPPEAR.
    HAVING SAID ALL THAT, I'VE TRIED TO REINSTALL WINDOWS PER THE DIRECTIONS IN WOODY'S BOOK, THINKING THAT MOST OF THE PROBLEMS THAT I'M GOING THROUGH WOULD BE GONE AND THAT I WOULD END UP WITH A CLEAN SLATE. THAT, OF COURSE THAT DIDN'T HAPPEN. THE BEST I COULD DO WAS GET A MESSAGE
    THAT " I HAVE A LATER EDITION OF WINDOWS".
    THEREFORE, I'M LOOKING TO REINSTALL WINDOWS XP WITH THE HOWS AND WHEREFORES. AFTER REINSTALLATION I WOULD EXPECT THAT THAT THE VIRUSES, TROJAN HORSES, COOKIES, ROOT KITS AND ANYTHING ELSE SHOULD BE GONE AND I SHOULD BE ABLE TO RESTART FROM SCRATCH(REINSTALLATION OF ANY PROGRAMS SHOULD NOT BE A PROBLEM).
    I WOULD APPRECIATE ANY HELP IN THIS MATTER <img src=/S/burnup.gif border=0 alt=burnup width=31 height=31>
    TANKS

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    Re: WINDOWS XP

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    Re: WINDOWS XP

    Welcome to Woody's!!!
    Please don't shout.
    This is/has been a wonderful place where I've learned a heck of alot!!!!! <img src=/S/thumbup.gif border=0 alt=thumbup width=15 height=15>
    If you would ask a question to the proper group (and I'm pretty sure you will be directed, and this Post "re-assigned" to another forum, after this [my] post) I'm all but certain these forums will be able to point you on your way to be able to fix your problem. To expedite matters, You do, however, need to choose the proper Forum from the list; i.e. Windows XP, NT, 2000, Spyware - AntiVirus - Safe Computing, etc.....
    The Test Area is just that....an area to test attachments, signatures, etc......

    Best of Luck and I'll see you around the Lounge.
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    Re: WINDOWS XP

    I have moved this post from the Test forum to the Windows XP forum.

    Unfortunately I am about to leave for work and don't have time to offer any help right now, but I'm sure one of our loungers will drop by to help you shortly.

    StuartR

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    Re: WINDOWS XP

    If you want or need to start "fresh" and it sounds like you do, then check this Microsoft article: How to install or upgrade to Windows XP You'll want the section on installing to a new hard drive so that you FORMAT the hard drive as part of the process.

    When you get all this done, you should be sure to install a software firewall, antivirus software and spyware protection software to try to prevent it happening again. These topics are all discussed at length here, so you should be able to get plenty of recommendations by searching The Lounge. Good luck.

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    Re: WINDOWS XP

    Hello, and welcome to Woody's Lounge.

    We'll try to assist you and help you to resolve your problems. To that end, you might want to take a look at this Paul Thurrott site on doing a clean install of Windows XP or this article from The Elder Geek on installing Windows XP. Both very good articles with pictures to guide you through the installation step-by-step. Having a printout of these instructions & the pictures next to the computer when doing the reinstallation is a real help. If you can spare the ink and paper, it's worth it to have. Especially for a self-confessed Newbie like yourself. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15> This should get you started and if you have any questions or problems, post back and we'll do our best to get you through this unfortunate mess.

    BTW (by the way) - Typing in all upper case is considered SHOUTING and should be reserved for emphasis. <img src=/S/yep.gif border=0 alt=yep width=15 height=15>
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