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Reformating means you start from scratch with windows, so anything that you have on your computer will be erased such as files, picture,games, programs, bookmarks, etc. So if you really want to reformat, back up anything that you want to keep on a separate disc such as a flash drive or external HD. Simply find you Vista CD/DVD put in the drive bay and reboot when prompted push any key to boot from the disc and it's pretty much explained from there. You will have to reinstall drivers, programs, updates, programs, etc. so be sure you have plenty of time for it.
post #12 of 19
How about you try a cmos clear.
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alright , i may resort to reformatting. but do u reccomend a cmos clear first?wat would that do?
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alright , i may resort to reformatting. but do u reccomend a cmos clear first?wat would that do?

It might erase the stupids your rig seems to have ATM.
Clearing cmos will return your bios settings to default.

At any rate it's probably time for a reformat.
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alright im going 2bed because its late. im going to reformat 2morrow and then if it works some1 is making 10 bucks
post #16 of 19
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just a hunch. about 2 days before my bsod my friend who built the rig asked for 1 of my sticks of ram, just to lend to him. So i gave it to him, and he told me i didnt have to change voltages or timings in the bios. is this correct? could this be my problem?
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is running 2gigs of ram at the same voltage and timings as 4 ok?
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Yeah, a single stick should run at the same settings. If you have an external hard drive you might be able to boot from a live Ubuntu CD (or similar) and save your files to it before reformatting.
    
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