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Old 11. Dec 2013, 01:29 AM   #31 (permalink)
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Default Still fixing Dell Insp. 1501

Hello, sorry for absence, but my wife broke her ankle! My requests for assistance may go down, for a couple of weeks.....

Strange occurrences, I won't say who decided to put in a CD, but it happened, and strangely enough, the C:\windows\system32\DVD.sys, driver in device manager, changed to c:\windows\system32\cdrom.sys.

I may have missed it, but I'm looking for freeware to backup drivers prior to clean install!
Thanks for patience, and help!
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Old 11. Dec 2013, 09:42 AM   #32 (permalink)
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To backup drivers, you can look here:

http://www.techsupportalert.com/best...ver-backup.htm
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Old 11. Dec 2013, 10:46 AM   #33 (permalink)
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Anapam, thanks! I'm a bit embarassed, to discover it was under my nose!! - Sorry

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Old 13. Dec 2013, 10:56 PM   #34 (permalink)
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To backup drivers, you can look here:

http://www.techsupportalert.com/best...ver-backup.htm
That's cool. I didn't know we had that. Yay!
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Old 15. Dec 2013, 10:15 AM   #35 (permalink)
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Default OH Boy Did I Mess Up

Well, I went to Dell Support to see what Dell thought needed to be updated. According to the Service Tag scan, there are 38 updates which I decided to at least download them, but I had already uninstalled the auto scan application. Well I went back and accidentally downloaded and installed the Asia/South Pacific app.
Now in the BIOS, their is an entry next to Hard Drive where it allows a password to be placed, that now reads FROZEN.

I've done nothing yet, I could do a restore, assuming it effects the registry.

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Old 23. Jan 2014, 11:34 PM   #36 (permalink)
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Default Sick Dell insp 1501 & (13y/o) XP based emachine

Hello All, yes it appears that I can still download "Dell Updates", however: I now have a more pressing problem. Comcast, my ISP, is hurting in the tech support dept., What I need is the proper windows 7 settings IvP4, IvP6 as these got scrambled after running one of the ms-fix it apps.

I usually use Firefox, however IE 10 yields same results. When I try to access email I gt a never ending circle of blue dots and no error code.

Restoring email is a high priority, as my Wife is stopping at Library to keep up with her clients, which is another burden on her, one I' like to remove!

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Old 01. Apr 2014, 11:57 AM   #37 (permalink)
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Default I'm back.... Dell Inspirion 1501

Hello all, it's been raining "Challenges" here. Well the 13y/o e machine running XP, finally died. Which means my wife is using this one minimally...... And I Don't have any back up for it, I do have a newer e machine that dies due to windows update! And just six days left......Spare Parts????

I'm looking for freeware that will automatically clean the registry of duplicate entries. If I disappear again, I'm looking at 3 dead computers.... Still trying for a "clean instal" on this laptop. Thanks ever so much for all the help!
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Old 01. Apr 2014, 01:18 PM   #38 (permalink)
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I'm looking for freeware that will automatically clean the registry of duplicate entries.
What is your reasoning behind this? Despite what the snake oil peddling vendors of registry cleaners might tell you, you can have thousands of these entries in your registry without them affecting the machine performance. One the other hand, just one wrong deletion can make things a whole lot worse.

http://chris.pirillo.com/are-registr...s-safe-to-use/
http://answers.microsoft.com/en-us/w...c-925abf7c22bd
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Old 29. Apr 2014, 01:43 PM   #39 (permalink)
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MidnightCowboy, Anupam, Everyone. My vision is going, ammonia levels > 500ng/ml. Both computers croaked, Id like to have one restored and properly backed up for my wife.

Still raging against the dying of the light!
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Hey, for once it was not me! Dead "Gateway" router, or whatever it is properly called. Second one in < 1 year.

To setup a reinstall environment, do I have to use USB 3?

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