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Andy

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Andy

Yeah, i was tryign ot fix my sisters comp, but it hates me.

first, I reformatted the HD and installed Win98, installed the display drivers and set up the LAN.

then i tried to install McAfee Virus Scan 6, and it wouldn't install because Internet Explorer was too old or something, so I updated that and then installed McAfee. Then after installing and updateing McAfee it won't start up, saying:

Windows has disabled direct disk access to protect your long filenames. To override this protection, see the LOCK /? command for more information.

The system has been halted.

Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to reset your computer

and that's all it will do. I really have no idea what to do next, any help would be appretiated. i was hoping i could get it fixed for tonight so my sis could talk to her friends over MSN, but looks like that idea is out of the window...

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GI_Admiral

Way to not keep an emergency disk beeurd :p

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Andy

because i never needed one before...so shut up.

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GI_Admiral

Hopefully the sites i gave you help

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Andy

to be honest i don't think i care anymore. they can get someone else to fix the ewoking thing.

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Chickenman

I wish I could help, but I don't share my dad's knack for fixing pcs...yet.

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Tsl

I'm thinking of building a new PC...any compie geniuses have any thoughts on it? hehe

Right now I'm looking at this:

AMD Athelon XP 2600+ Barton CPU--1.9Ghz, 333 mHz FSB

Abit NF7-S2 motherboard with integrated sound or possibly the Abit NF7-S, which has better integrated sound and greater overclocking ability (which I'm not planning to use anyways)

SAPPHIRE ATI RADEON 9600SE Video Card , 128MB DDR, 64-bit --not the best, but I'm not a super gamer anyways

Plus, I'll just reuse my RAM and peripherals for now. I have 512 mb of PC 2100 RAM, a 60 Gb HD and a perfectly find CD-RW and DVD ROM.

And of course, I'll need a kickass new case....this one

Whole thing should run me about $300 US. Then I might look into a new printer as mine is ancient and crappy.

Oh yeah....and I'm planning on running Windows XP pro on it, lol.

Edited by Tsl

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GI_Admiral

Im not a computer genius, but it sounds alright to me...((though mine would be more towards gaming, but tahts just me :p))

Anything about the soundcard?

Also nice case, how many fans can it hold? ((just curious lol nothing to worry about :p))

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Tsl

the NF7-S2 has integrated 6-Channel AC 97 CODEC

The NF7-S has nVIDIA SoundStorm APU(Dolby 5.1) + 6-Channel AC97 CODEC

And the case only has one side fan (besides the power supply fan, of course), but I'm not going to o/c, so that's fine. The power supply is 450 W

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GI_Admiral

cool cool

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Andy

My own comp is gonna need an upgrade soon... was gonna get a new graphics card, but any new decent one is too much for my 380w PSU to handle. lol

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CorSec

1.9 Ghz processor? Should be easy to go higher these days without too much of a price leap, and thats the thing that's probably one of the worst to upgrade if your thinking of teh future of teh PC.

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Aurelius

I'm thinking of building a new PC...any compie geniuses have any thoughts on it? hehe

Right now I'm looking at this:

AMD Athelon XP 2600+ Barton CPU--1.9Ghz, 333 mHz FSB

Abit NF7-S2 motherboard with integrated sound or possibly the Abit NF7-S, which has better integrated sound and greater overclocking ability (which I'm not planning to use anyways)

SAPPHIRE ATI RADEON 9600SE Video Card , 128MB DDR, 64-bit --not the best, but I'm not a super gamer anyways

Plus, I'll just reuse my RAM and peripherals for now. I have 512 mb of PC 2100 RAM, a 60 Gb HD and a perfectly find CD-RW and DVD ROM.

And of course, I'll need a kickass new case....this one

Whole thing should run me about $300 US. Then I might look into a new printer as mine is ancient and crappy.

Oh yeah....and I'm planning on running Windows XP pro on it, lol.

I would recommend the 9600XT over the SE, but its up to you.

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Andy

Yeah, I agree with CorSec... 1.9Ghz processor should be alright for a while, but if the price difference isn't too much I'd go with something higher.

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Tsl

It's an AMD though. 1.9 Ghz pwns a Pentium or Celeron 1.9 to pieces. It's all in the FSB ;)

Pretty much, AMD XP 1.9 Ghz = 2.6 Ghz P4....plus with it being a barton with a larger l2 cache, it probably beats that.

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Andy

Hmm...

*processes information*

Point taken.

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TheUnknown

1. Find mallet

2. Grasp mallet firmly in both hands

3. Pummel computer

4. Repeat step three as desired

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CorSec

Hmm...

*processes information*

Point taken.

^ ctrlc+ctrlv

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Princess

Bah, now in addition to only having the family computer to use, our router died so I have to share it with my brother

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