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12-12-00, 06:06 PM   #1  
I have an old 166mhz pentium computer that is 3 years old. The system is sparatically hanging, sometimes to the point that a cold boot is necessary. This may now have resulted in a "flaky" windows setup because of all of the rebooting. I have tried scandisk and installed CHECKIT. Neither software package could find anything, but the system continues to sparatically hang. I then tried McAfee tools. The system really started to hang. I don't know what else to try. The only thing comes to mine is re-install Windows. This is a no-name system with an OEM version of windows. I tried to reinstall windows using the OEM disk and the system hung while the windows 95 disk was trying to copy files over. Help... what can I do next. I was trying to avoid formating the disk, but is there any other option? If not, if I format the disk will I be able to install windows with the OEM version of windows 95?

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12-12-00, 08:20 PM   #2  

One suggestion I could offer you is to buy more RAM.
Your computer may just be running out of resources, which can cause hangups and freezes.

Use to happen on my older computer. Until I added more RAM <HORSEPOWER as I like to refer to as>

Another suggestion is NOT to have too much running in the background. Anything in the section near the clock that you do not need running, turn it off and save the resources it's wasting.

You may be correct regarding the FLAKY windows do to too many rebootings. Your computer may have lost some files or some may be corrupted through all that, which may not be able to be replaced seperately from the master disk.

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12-13-00, 03:41 PM   #3  
You can only install Windows (OEM) full version from a blank formatted hard drive. You can use an upgrade version to install over an existing version.

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