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Computer, Part II

After reformating my hard drive and restalling Windows, I spent a lot of the weekend reinstalling software. I finished about noon on Sunday. Windows blue-screened about 3. This time, however, I was at the computer when it happened and saw what application took it down. Knowing that gives me some ideas on how I can avoid further crashes.

This time, I managed to recover using the back-up. I still have to reinstall everything, but it shouldn't take as long. I also got smart and made a folder for the programs to install drivers and software so I don't have to keep downloading them. I also bought an external hard drive large enough to back up my entire HD.

I started the back-up about 10:00 last night. When I left for work this morning about 6, it was about 1/3 of the way done.

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fala_redwing
Nov. 3rd, 2008 05:28 pm (UTC)
This begs the question: What program took it down?
kesnit
Nov. 3rd, 2008 07:46 pm (UTC)
Windows Explorer.
fala_redwing
Nov. 3rd, 2008 07:48 pm (UTC)
That figures. *headdesk*
kesnit
Nov. 3rd, 2008 09:39 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I know. But I had been using it a lot (moving files) and keeping it open while running other things. I'm hoping if I close it before doing other stuff, it won't get corrupted. Maybe...
ftemery
Nov. 3rd, 2008 10:01 pm (UTC)
You're like a genius to me!
jevim
Nov. 3rd, 2008 11:56 pm (UTC)
I still believe Microsoft should just admit that Windows needs to be reinstalled at least yearly for your computer to continue operating correctly. *laughs*
kesnit
Nov. 4th, 2008 12:28 pm (UTC)
You could be right.

What's kind of ironic is that I had been thinking about formatting my HD before this since there was a lot of crap on there that I didn't know what it was. (300 GB HD, 49 GB free space. After reinstall, I have 150 GB free.)
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