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Run Mike Lin's startupcpl and remove programs from starting up. Prevent further crapware from starting on bootup by running his startup monitor program.

pc decrapifier works too.

In my computer right click each hard drive, properties, tools, error checking, check and repair errors.

Then defrag every drive in disk managemer (right click on my computer and click manage).

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Well your best bet for copying the drivers is to visit the computer manufactures website and download all the drivers to your desktop... do not open click save and save them to the desk top then transfer them to a cd or a usb drive.

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Before reading the rest of this article, make sure the DVD is
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