6346Re: [Slovak-World] Rehab for desktop
- Jan 7, 2004Reinstalling the programs sets up a new FAT (file
allocation table). The various temporary files that
Windows writes all over the hard drive are still there
but the reinstalled operating system doesn't have to
search through numerous entries in the FAT. So a
reinstallation will usually run faster than the "old"
system. Some programs are available that do a pretty
good job in cleaning the clutter, System Mechanic and
Norton Utilities (System Works), Clean Sweep (now
packaged with Norton) are examples. You want a
program that removes old unused and unneccessay files
and also cleans the registery.
As long as you have the data files (I use a Zip drive
to actively duplicate all data files in real time), a
reinstall only takes time, no data are lost, and if
you're sitting through a snow storm, it gives you
something to do.
Remember there are only two kinds of people who use
computers; those who have lost data and those who WILL
Get a back up program for you data files. Go Back is
very nice, but when you have a hard crash = the hard
drive is destroyed because the head scratched the
surface, GO Back won't work. There are companies that
specialize in recovering data from physically damaged
hard drives, but the cost is very high.
--- Andrea Vangor <drav@...> wrote:
> Yes indeed. I am glad that I had just cleaned out__________________________________
> my office closet and
> remembered where the thing was. When you reboot
> with a disk, you choose the
> option where you do NOT reformat the drives, because
> that would mean wiping
> out all your saved information. So all my work was
> intact, except various
> programs and upgrades. I spent a lot of time
> downloading upgrades from
> Microsoft, restoring my anti-virus software, weather
> monitoring program,
> I must say that the computer is running much better
> -- evidentally restoring
> the Wiindows program has a rejuvenating effect!
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "capt jack" <captjack00@...>
> To: <Slovak-World@yahoogroups.com>
> Sent: Wednesday, January 07, 2004 9:54 AM
> Subject: Re: [Slovak-World] Rehab for desktop
> > If you cant even open windows, then you will need
> a boot disc.
> > Jim
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