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1 my computer on Mon Nov 12, 2012 7:30 pm


My computer crashed again and I worked on it all day yesterday and today and it can not be fixed. I discovered the harddrive is worn out and unstable, I tried reinstalling XP again but it crashed durning the instalation and now is completely trashed. It won't even bootup. So I have no money to fix it and am out of luck. I am now using my old computer than takes 15 miniutes to load any page. It is almost wreaked too, I'm suprised its even working at all. It should really be garbaged but its somehow still loading pages but it can take anywhere from 15 minutes to an hour. So I won't be around as much as I used to. I have no virus protection or spyware the computer can handle the load without freezing, so I can't have that. I have no sound on this computer or anything else. Its worst than webtv. I f I had the money I would buy a new computer but I don't so I can't. I knew this day would come someday and it has arrived. My page building days, the thing I love most to do is over. I now have nothing to do anymore, no hope of ever being able to do it again, this computet can't do it, so I won't be able to either. I really have nothing to look forward to anymore, nothing to do at all. So I decided to start watching TV more, and try that out for awhile, I'll start eating more too, things to get my mind off computers and the internet because they are not in my cards anymore.


2 Re: my computer on Mon Nov 12, 2012 9:06 pm


Sorry Tyler

3 Re: my computer on Mon Nov 12, 2012 10:04 pm

Candy Cottingham

If you can get the puter to boot up

Try system restore

Hard drive can be replaced, also exspansion drive can be added.

The Mother Board might be ok

Going back to XP Program did not help. The Registry would contain fragments.

A highly trained Tech should have done the XP change over..even then there is no guarantees.

Especially if the original computer was built with Windows 7

If you have no virus protection then you will attract nasties within 5 mins on the net.

4 Re: my computer on Tue Nov 13, 2012 8:58 am


Tell me something I don't know mrs computer wiz. What part of harddrive wornout and "no money" don't you understand?

We can all clearly see candy is better with computers than I am, so any questions about computers or page building just ask candy, shes better than tyler.

5 Re: my computer on Tue Nov 13, 2012 10:16 am

Candy Cottingham


I am only trying to be helpful

But you did say you don't go into the Registry

You never know I might know something, but page building no.

Lets try again. People have old computers DESKTOPS that they throw out.

Your hard drive might be ok try it on another computer.

The Mother Board is the first to go. Make sure your hard drive is caput.

You can buy discs to trouble shoot.

There is lots of second hand equipment about.

How could you possible tell if your hard drive was worn out and unstable.

second hand computers are checked before sold.

We all can learn something about computers.

6 Re: my computer on Thu Nov 15, 2012 3:31 pm


Well folks I am back and in full force! My new computer is fixed and faster than ever. I can honestly say it has never been faster than it is right now, in fact I have never been on a computer this fast! Its unreal like something I have never experienced before. Pages load the instant you click the link, indescribable, insane speed. I of course have all my programs up and running and am fully protected. I wish you could just try this computer for a minute and see what I mean, insane.

7 Re: my computer on Thu Nov 15, 2012 5:46 pm


Glad you are fixed !!!!! cheers

8 Re: my computer on Fri Nov 16, 2012 2:29 am


Thank you its nice to be back!

I guess I will do a thanksgiving theme here soon.

9 Re: my computer on Fri Nov 16, 2012 11:30 am

Candy Cottingham

Where did you get your new Computer from ?

10 Re: my computer on Fri Nov 16, 2012 3:30 pm


Its the same new computer I had, it just got fixed.

11 Re: my computer on Fri Nov 16, 2012 4:07 pm

Candy Cottingham

Thamk you for reply
Do you know what was wrong with it?

12 Re: my computer on Fri Nov 16, 2012 4:37 pm


No not really.. lol

13 Re: my computer on Fri Nov 16, 2012 5:44 pm

Candy Cottingham

Did you have a new hard drive put in .....?

14 Re: my computer on Sat Nov 17, 2012 3:56 am


No it didn't need that, I don't know what it needed or how it got fixed, all I know is its fixed and faster than its ever been before. How it got like that I do not know. I'm a website developer coding guy, my thoughts go into that area of computers, not a computer fixer expert.. lol

For a comparison example, You know in auto racing competitions there are the 'mechanics' and the 'drivers' of each team?,, well I am the driver of the computer and also creator of the tracks (websites) it drives on, the computer fixers are the 'mechanics' and fixers of the computers.

15 Re: my computer on Sat Nov 17, 2012 10:58 am


lol..I'm the one in the stands trying to figure why they go in circles.

16 Re: my computer on Sat Nov 17, 2012 11:07 am

Candy Cottingham

Well the Cars have got to come back sometime.

Now let me think Tyler, bet you had a new QUALITY Processor chip put in to make your computer go faster.

What size have you got...must be high spec. I will tell you what I got if you will tell me yours.

Now it is called Pentium.

GOT IT Cars go round in a circle because it is a LAP.

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17 Re: my computer on Sat Nov 17, 2012 11:37 am

Candy Cottingham

Diddley Dee

I went into MY COMPUTER then Systems Properties and found Service Pack 3

Saw some RAM but no Pentium.

18 Re: my computer on Sat Nov 17, 2012 1:53 pm


Candy it was to say I have no clue as to techy issues, since Tyler was speaking about mechanics and drivers, It was a joke.

19 Re: my computer on Sat Nov 17, 2012 2:31 pm


Here is some of my system info:


Microsoft Windows XP
Home Edition
Version 2002
Service Pack 3



Genuine Intel (R) CPU
Dual-Core Processor
2160 @ 1.80 GHz
1.79 GHz 3.24 GB of RAM


Used Space: 13.9 GB
Free Space: 215 GB

Capacity: 229 GB

20 Re: my computer on Sat Nov 17, 2012 8:57 pm

Candy Cottingham

Well Well
Almost exactly as mine. Except for 2.99GB of Ram which temporally stores data.
But I think you can download more.
(Ram is Random Access Memory)

Mine also says Physical Address Extension

In computing, Physical Address Extension (PAE) is a feature to allow (32-bit) x86 processors to access a physical address space (including random access memory and memory mapped devices) larger than 4 gigabytes.
WHAT! I thought I had 64 bit..yep I just got lost.

pentium microprocessor, relatively new central processing unit from the Intel Corporation (Computers) I had to look this up.

used space 188GB (I am a busy Bee)
Total Capacity 232GB

My Extension Drive is 931GB
Free Space is 923GB

Say SSC your joke flew over my head, I am just an Ambling Armadillo.

I am more interested in what the man payed out to have his computer mended. I thought he had no money and was going to stare at the wall.
It's like trying to squeeze a dried up lemon.

But his spec is interesting.

21 Re: my computer on Sat Nov 17, 2012 9:55 pm


Well Extension Drives don't count that's

Yeah you ARE busy to be using that much harddrive space, damn you must have a lot of videos or something on there, no wonder you needed an extension drive. My drive is nowhere close to being used up and needing an ext drive I don't store much on it at all, I just have the essentials like programs I use. All the videos and pics or anything else I burn to disk to keep my computer from having to store it. But I can understand why you might like to keep stuff on your pc.

Yeah mine also says Physical Address Extension I just didn't include it in my post.

22 Re: my computer on Sun Nov 18, 2012 8:27 pm


So Candy what is on your computer that you have used 188GB of space? That is massive. As you can see I have only used 13.9 GB of space and you know what I can do on the computer with my programs, so I am curious what could possibly constitute using 188GB of space. My guess is Brian keeps his videos he made on there. You could never need enough programs to take up 188GB of space, so that leads me to believe you have videos and other media on there. I would recommend you burn some of them off to disk to free up your computer. You computer will run faster regardless if you have an external drive or not. Your main hard-drive takes priority over your external drive as far as your computer is concerned.

23 Re: my computer on Sun Nov 18, 2012 9:32 pm

Candy Cottingham

Smart Wave Convertor

Real Player

DB Poweramp music convertor

Epson Scanner

CC cleaner

Incredimail 16MB

i Tunes

Jasc Paint Shop Pro 185 MB

Microsoft Prof edition 2003

Quick Time Player


Win Rar

Winzip ect nothing very big.


But I do delete lots from incredimail everyday

All My Pics and Music are on exspansion Drive including creations and animations.
Also Videos. I don't have all Brian's Videos.

I may have my Tech come and delete a few for me ....but they are not massive.

I am going to delete some Videos from Real Player but there are only about 20

I have loads of silver discs with stuff on them.
My hard drive goes back to 2005

Windows Live Messenger

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24 Re: my computer on Sun Nov 18, 2012 9:42 pm


Yeah but even all of that doesn't come close to using 188GB of space. I think if that is all you have then something is wrong. You harddrive might be holding more than you know or perhaps part of it is not functioning or damaged so it is displaying what you have left that is not damaged or corrupted. Its certainly worth looking in to and that computer guy was a step in the right direction. I don't think that much space is being used correctly so it leads me to think a large part of your hard-drive is corrupted. 188GB is massive.

Good luck with that and keep us informed.

25 Re: my computer on Sun Nov 18, 2012 9:53 pm

Candy Cottingham

Hotmail Account

Windows Live Messenger

I Pod

Framework which I do not understand.

But you are right ...does seem a lot...even I was suprised.

There is more but small.

Jasc Animation Shop

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