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08-01-2010, 03:13 PM
After finding 12 active virus's on my Gateway I was able to get it cleaned
and reloaded with my back up discs.

Worked perfect for 2 weeks then same problem, screen would freeze and it would
take 10 mins to get to the next one.

It was suggested I use the OSC disc to re-install the system as there might be
a problem with one of the windows.

Problem is I have no directions. Do I need to un-install anything before I
use the disc, or just put it in and let it run?


08-01-2010, 05:46 PM
you can also skip the disk method

reboot and watch the black screen, it'll say, hit the F8 key
for "set up" ( so be tapping it repeatedly)

this brings you to a set of choices... and if your running windows XP
and i am assuming you are...

choose LAST KNOWN good configuration

or choose the go back in time selection and pick a date before this happened like may 2010

then let it boot up normally and see how that works. FIRST

08-01-2010, 08:37 PM
Eureka! I found the problem ,Rav, by messing with it I found
the mouse wasn't working, spring??? , but tapping on the pad
works. :) Pain in the neck, but it will have to do.
Maybe get a portable mouse.
Thanks for you help!

08-01-2010, 09:34 PM
glad ya found it :wave: