When I removed virus in my computer, I found few of my files missing. I tried to upgrade the os with the same CD I upgraded (or repaired) earlier. Instead of upgrading, the cd asked for SP 2 and when I was unable to provide the same, the system automatically created a second OS and prompting me to boot from one of the OS. Further the system has become slow. Kindly help how to remove the unwanted, incomplete setup from my PC
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Re: removal of incomplete, unwanted os setup
Hey sorry about your pc sir..
OK first let me explain to you the problem you are having and the various ways we can solve it ..
ok the reason some of the files were removed is cause they were infected..
The cd you have is windows Xp, but during windows updates you updated with service pack 2, so obiously the system will ask for windpws xp cd with service pack 2,, (MICROSOFT BUGS :( )
now you have a mbr with 2 operating systems. cause the main mbr is non functionaly a secondary oe was created leaving your current file system intact, but with the bad effects of having 2 operating systems on the same partation.. hence slow sloppy behaviour..
we can remove boot sector and rewrite mbr to remove the bad operating system but that would not help the speed..
Here is what i believe is your best solution and the one i recommend..
1.) BURN all your important data to a dvd or cd so you wont loose it
2.) Boot off the the windows xp cd.
3.) delete the entire partation and format the drive(full format)
4.) reinstall windows and drivers and software..
NB.. when windows ask if you want to repair select no and install a fres copy,, when it ask if you want to leve the file system intact say no, delete the partation, and it will say unpartationed space, hit enter there and select full format..
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there are several ways to increase your computer's speed.
first, find out best anti-virus for your system
second, use (or upgrade =increase your ram size )more then 512 mb ram
third, stop unwanted application on taskbar
fourth, find out these applications which are start with windows and then stop it.
fifth, remove unwanted file from c drive which is usualy we keep for operating system drive, make sure it has enough space or make your drive bigger , at least 20 gb for c
sixth, remove unwanted program from your computer(controlpanel>add remove program)
seventh, scan your computer at leat 5 to 7 days (every week)
last, open only two or three apps at a time if you want, don't open unnecesorry at time, close all these if u don;t need it.
now if you try above things and even after these efforts you need to use new pc.
If your willing to spend money
get more RAM it worked for me, ask someone or look it up, about how
much ram your computer can "handle" and buy the RAM stick according to
your pc max capacity
No, in almost all cases upgrading your computer wil only make it run
slower. If you want to improve the computers speed there a couple
things you can do. 1) Run spyware/virus scans, 2) Add RAM to increase
computer speed, 3) Defrag
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Solution: 1: Create restore point and take registry backup.
2: Delete all temp files.
3: Delete all unwanted software's and security software's from add/remove program.
4: Disable all unwanted services from startup and then remove from registry.
5: Reset internet explorer and then register all .dll files.
6: Scan with spyware removal malwarebyte,hijackthis and Trojan removal.
7: Check windows update if found and then download and install.
8: Defrag C: drive
9: Restart the computer, and then check it.
A big NO NO: It's not recommended to edit registry before upgrading a
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The problem is caused for many reasons. One of the main reasons is virus infected. Install a good and full version of anti-spyware software and full scan it. Update the antivirus frequently and clean the unwanted files, registries etc..... using the cleanup tool from this site