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  • PC Problems: New Computer

    Just got this new computer.

    Turned it on for the first time and here's what I got:

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    Windows is unable to start because the registry could not be updated. To address this problem, please contact your computer manufacturer. Windows must now shut down.[/b][/quote]

    That's all I can get. Safe mode tells me that "The system is not fully installed. Please run setup again."


    Is there anything I can do? It was bought online, so return is a hassle that should be avoided if at all possible.

    Looking for any ideas. Thanks, as always, everyone!
    When you say to your neighbor, "We're having a loud party on Saturday night if that's alright with you," what you really mean is, "We're having a loud party on Saturday night."

  • #2
    New o/s disk or deal with the return.
    Damn these electric sex pants!

    26+31+34+42+44+46+64+67+82+06 = 10

    Bring back the death penalty for corporations!

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    • #3
      Do you have a restore disc?
      If you believe in something sacrifice a hobo to it or don't bother.

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      • #4
        Buy a Mac.


        (Seriously it's time to return or restore, depending upon the warranty)
        "Whaddya mean I hurt your feelings?"
        "I didn't know you
        had any feelings"

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        • #5
          QUOTE(WinstonSmith @ Sep 13 2005, 05:48 PM) Quoted post

          It was bought online, so return is a hassle that should be avoided if at all possible.
          [/b][/quote]

          I'd call who you bought it from...they may have a solution already.


          Oh, and do you have access to a smart person?

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          • #6
            QUOTE(Turd Ferguson @ Sep 13 2005, 04:50 PM) Quoted post

            Do you have a restore disc?
            [/b][/quote]

            I wouldn't listen to this guy winston, he doesn't even know the difference between a laptop and a scanner.
            "Whaddya mean I hurt your feelings?"
            "I didn't know you
            had any feelings"

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            • #7
              QUOTE(210 @ Sep 13 2005, 02:54 PM) Quoted post

              QUOTE(WinstonSmith @ Sep 13 2005, 05:48 PM) Quoted post

              It was bought online, so return is a hassle that should be avoided if at all possible.
              [/b][/quote]

              I'd call who you bought it from...they may have a solution already.


              Oh, and do you have access to a bright?

              [/b][/quote]

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              • #8
                dude you suck at computers!

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                Said the Quangle Wangle Quee

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                • #9
                  No Brainer, if you just bought this thing take it back.
                  Be passionate about what you believe in, or why bother.

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                  • #10
                    is it a dell? If so dell is pretty good about sending out the restore disks with their machines....you should have a disk that says system restore....run that.

                    If you don't have anything like that you need to call the maker of the PC and tell them of your problem...they will be able to help you.

                    If you bitch enough you just might get a free printer or something like that for your troubles. Tell them that you had the people coming out to install broadband internet and wireless for your other machine....he was scheduled and now they couldn't work on it and you won't be able to have them out for another 2 weeks....if it is a major pc maker you will get something out of them...i speak from experience....

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                    • #11
                      Well, I did call them and they had me restore from, I'm guessing, the restore partition on the hard drive.

                      It did allow me to setup Windows.

                      However, a couple of times the computer has just randomly restarted. Its kind of weird. I'm going to give it another day or so.
                      When you say to your neighbor, "We're having a loud party on Saturday night if that's alright with you," what you really mean is, "We're having a loud party on Saturday night."

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                      • #12
                        QUOTE(WinstonSmith @ Sep 14 2005, 03:48 PM) Quoted post

                        Well, I did call them and they had me restore from, I'm guessing, the restore partition on the hard drive.

                        It did allow me to setup Windows.

                        However, a couple of times the computer has just randomly restarted. Its kind of weird. I'm going to give it another day or so.
                        [/b][/quote]

                        Random restarts suck. Send it back. Could be a number of things motherboard and/or hard drive related. Check the windows event log and see if it's logging the restarts.

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                        • #13
                          Its been running for a few hours now w/ no problems. I'll see how it goes for a couple more days before I send it back.

                          Such a pain. Its the one, major advantage of B&M stores.
                          When you say to your neighbor, "We're having a loud party on Saturday night if that's alright with you," what you really mean is, "We're having a loud party on Saturday night."

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