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tell her to quit watching porn and it wouldn't be so slow
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About re-installing windows. I'm guessing her ethernet driver is on the cd because I can't connect to the internet with a fresh install of xp. Should I just install xp then reinstall the laptop ibm issued cds?
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Not sure if I would even be able to deal with a boot up that took that long. All I can say is "Safe Mode" and "Add/Remove Programs". Then maybe a virus and adware remover program like Avast and Ad-Aware to scan for the culprits for some of the slowness
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post #14 of 25
sure you can reinstall windows......then get a usb drive and throw some drivers off of manufacturer's website on it so you can install them in the laptop
    
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post #15 of 25
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Originally Posted by goobergump View Post
About re-installing windows. I'm guessing her ethernet driver is on the cd because I can't connect to the internet with a fresh install of xp. Should I just install xp then reinstall the laptop ibm issued cds?
Or you can manually download the driver onto your comp (via their website), and burn it to CD, to ensure it'll get installed after you install Windows for her.

EDIT: Yeah, pretty much what the above poster said. Onto a USB drive or cd, don't matter.
Edited by Diabolical999 - 12/14/08 at 10:27pm
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post #16 of 25
If it's taking 15min to start up, you better hope to god that she doesn't have a worm that 'ate' some of her HDDs sectors. My dad's friend didn't realize he had a worm for 6months, despite the fact that the capacity rating kept decreasing (well, just couldn't be used is more accurate). In the end, he could only use about 20GB of his 80GB HDD, and tried to reformat it... didn't do anything, was now a 20GB HDD.

Anyways, enough of that rant...

Reformat the sucker, get'er done! Or get a better HDD online, install that with a fresh install
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post #17 of 25
I would DBAN that disc then install Windows. I am OCD about keeping things clean and running as fast as possible.

Another thing you can try is to solder the turtle next to that laptop, onto the CPU and see if it will increase the speed.
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post #18 of 25
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Thanks, all you guys have been so helpful. I've decided I'll give it a fresh install of XP, download the drivers from lenovo and transfer it via usb drive.

That's if I don't faint during the process
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post #19 of 25
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Originally Posted by goobergump View Post
About re-installing windows. I'm guessing her ethernet driver is on the cd because I can't connect to the internet with a fresh install of xp. Should I just install xp then reinstall the laptop ibm issued cds?
If there is a recovery option, all the drivers will be automatically installed since it is a modified version to suit the hardware.

I used to do it all the time, reisntall windows, and my HP felt like a new computer. I just have to take care of my rig extra super carefully, because there is not recovery option.

Don't do the repair recovery, it doesn't do anything but reinstall drivers.

Destructive is the way to go!
post #20 of 25
man i want the turtle that is sitting beside you. A laughing turtle could fetch a ton of money!
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