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oh please help! ive totally broken my puter!

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nightowl Fri 07-Jan-05 10:33:29

after two hours of downloading msn 7 it wouldnt work saying i needed beta then its starts downloading that (already thought it had tbh) then after another two hours it announces to me that i havent enough disk space. i now have no msn at all (i think), an even slower than usual pc, and weird things all over the place. any ideas? where can i get something to clean it all up, free some space etc.

Titania Fri 07-Jan-05 10:37:48

what version of windows have you got?

nightowl Fri 07-Jan-05 10:38:26

98 first edition

Titania Fri 07-Jan-05 10:41:30

microsoft do a system cleanup package you can download free from their website that might help. Can't find it at the moment though....if you want to look on www.microsoft.co.uk you might have more luck than me. I have used it before.

first though i would go into system tools and degragment your system....this will free up some space for you. HTH.

Titania Fri 07-Jan-05 10:42:39

meant DEFRAGMENT.......sorry......

nightowl Fri 07-Jan-05 10:43:37

have tried the defragment but it just gets stuck at 10%!! i'll have a look on microsoft then thanks...wish me luck...im gonna need it!

Titania Fri 07-Jan-05 10:46:04

delete any programmes you dont use enough to warrent keeping as well. You can also buy memory for the puter from the shop.

Potty1 Fri 07-Jan-05 10:47:53

nightowl - you need to close down all you background programs before running defrag. Do ctrl+alt+del and end task everything other than explorer and systray.

morningpaper Fri 07-Jan-05 10:48:19

First empty recycle bin! How much space left on c: drive? (Do you know how to find out?)

furballmad Fri 07-Jan-05 10:50:51

Have u tried backdating the calender so that it sets your computer to an earlier time when everything worked. Not very up on puters but this usually works for me.

nightowl Fri 07-Jan-05 10:57:51

95.0mb free

Potty1 Fri 07-Jan-05 11:00:03

Can you uninstall it and start again?

nightowl Fri 07-Jan-05 11:11:00

have uninstalled it but im not trying again until ive freed up some space...not if its going to take another four hours lol!!

nightowl Sat 08-Jan-05 00:31:54

ive really killed it i managed to free up some space defragment and all that and now my colour is all screwed up...does anyone know what i do to get the colour back?

happynewessbee Sat 08-Jan-05 00:42:34

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happynewessbee Sat 08-Jan-05 00:44:42

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nightowl Sat 08-Jan-05 00:47:40

sorry for texting you so late...my clock was two hours fast before for some reason and its all got set to the right time somehow...didnt realise what time it was...sorry..{cringe}

happynewessbee Sat 08-Jan-05 00:48:39

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nightowl Sat 08-Jan-05 00:53:30

yeah but its not exactly a worthy thing to text someone for at this time of night! i thought earlier id got this all sussed and sorted, freed up as much space as i could, cleaned and sorted all the pc...or so i thought! the colour is bad i can barely see this page. the windows themselves are ok but any say background or web page, anything shaded is sort of coming out in hashes...does that make any sense? how would i reset the pc to what it was before and whats the calender bit? honestly im useless with these things..if i reset will it bring all the shite back that i deleted? mind you, dont spose it could be any worse!

happynewessbee Sat 08-Jan-05 00:58:11

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nightowl Sat 08-Jan-05 01:34:06

right then...mumsnet is flashing at me (ahem) i am now going to lash my pc severely!

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