Formating Question

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by Android412, Mar 12, 2004.

  1. Android412

    Android412 OSNN Addict

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    My computer got hit by virus (I think), basically none of the optional things start up anymore when I boot up. No biggie, it's been two years and I've never reformated so I figure it's about time anyway. Luckily my cd burner still works so I can back up whatever I need to. My question is, what all should I be backing up that I probably wouldn't think of? Obviously all my documents, my mp3's, my game saves, a list of all the programs (and there cracks) that i've downloaded and use frequently so I can get them again. Is there anything else that I'm not thinking of?

    I'm doing thing Mon. or Tues. night so any help before then would be a great help.

    thanks in advance,

    Android412
     
  2. Bootsy

    Bootsy Huh?

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    internet favorites and address book...I always forget these.. :p
     
  3. Tweakfiend

    Tweakfiend OSNN Senior Addict

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    Emails ..................?
     
  4. CrazyBoyS

    CrazyBoyS Me Crazy? NaH Never!

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    pictures?
     
  5. breezie

    breezie OSNN Addict

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    themes and wallpaper ^_^
     
  6. Henyman

    Henyman Secret Goat Fetish Political User

    :eek::rolleyes:
     
  7. Khayman

    Khayman I'm sorry Hal... Political User Folding Team

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    email settings. Not just emails. last time i formatted i saved all my emails but not the settings then had to try to remember 7 difffernt pop account details!! :)
     
  8. ming

    ming OSNN Advanced

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    Unlucky mate.
    For those who do not already know, you can set Outlook to save all emails to a different folder/partition by changing the locaton of the storage folder.
    As for email 'settings' these will have to be exported through File>Export....
     
  9. Android412

    Android412 OSNN Addict

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    anything else? I'm doing this tonight. Hopefully I'll be back up within a day or two.
     
  10. ming

    ming OSNN Advanced

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    Duno what else, but I would suggest a format using Win98 boot disk to make sure nothing is left on the HD. Also a good way to check to see if there are any errors on the disk itself coz scandisk/chkdsk with Windows ME/2k/XP won't fix errors as I have noticed on my HD recently.