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All programs (and therefore also games) are registered in Windows. Windows keeps a record of what files belong together to form a program and where the files for the program are on the HDD. This is one of the reasons why you can't just move a game from one folder to another. If you do, the game won't work, unless you redirect Windows to the new folder.

When you reinstall Windows, you overwrite the register and the new Windows install won't know where to get the files for the game and just think that files are missing.
what about single files that aren't attached like word documents. if i just reinstall word will it work?

also, does this seem like a hardware or software problem?
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what about single files that aren't attached like word documents. if i just reinstall word will it work?

also, does this seem like a hardware or software problem?
Word documents, pictures, videos and all files that aren't part of an installed program will still work.
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i changed the boot order to hd first AGAIN and i was able to boot into windows. I think I should back up what I can and reinstall windows.

Any tips for safely reinstalling windows? what drivers should i install?
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i changed the boot order to hd first AGAIN and i was able to boot into windows. I think I should back up what I can and reinstall windows.

Any tips for safely reinstalling windows? what drivers should i install?
Format C: > Reinstall Windows on C: > Mobo drivers > Graphics card drivers (I can recommend 10.4) > Peripheral drivers > Anti virus
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before reinstalling i would run a memtest and maybe a hdtest and see if anythings faulty.
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before reinstalling i would run a memtest and maybe a hdtest and see if anythings faulty.
does 12 hours of prime95 blend count as a memtest?

i will run an hdtune pro error test. the health section says its goood but i will scan for erros.
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does 12 hours of prime95 blend count as a memtest?

i will run an hdtune pro error test. the health section says its goood but i will scan for erros.
No, Memtest is better at finding errors than Prime AFAIK.
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does 12 hours of prime95 blend count as a memtest?

i will run an hdtune pro error test. the health section says its goood but i will scan for erros.
Get Memtest 86, that is a memtest.

Prime95 is a CPU test
HDTune is a HDD test

If you had a flat tire, would you check the oil?
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can somebody tut me on how to use memtest? i heard u don't use it from windows, how do i do it properly? what settings?
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can somebody tut me on how to use memtest? i heard u don't use it from windows, how do i do it properly? what settings?
Lots of guides on the net. Google "How to do a Memtest" or something similar. It's a DOS program AFAIK and you have to put it on a CD/USB drive and boot from that.
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