reply to post by lurker007
yes, clown is an accurate description of anyone that knows just enough to be dangerous in offering the format solution even with warnings, without
offering OTHER alternatives.
If you are going to play the format game, at the very least offer just one other alternative instead of Format.
Offering format, no matter how much you give warning about it, is indeed a circus clown act if no other alternative is offered, since only one
solution is being offered.
As for the rest, yes, doing anything PROPERLY is going to take time.
Yes, formatting the system to a zero state with naked fresh windows installation can resolve some issues, but, it does indeed lose everything, and can
cause problems its own if windows does not recognize some hardware on native installation. this can be troublesome if the hardware not recognized
happens to be the NIC.
There should still be a variaty of other options available, starting with cleaning up the startup group, if there's anything to clean up, checking
default performance options and page file sizes. going down the list of different possibilities and check each one.
Edit: I'll be away from keyboard for an hour. I will, however, be back if you're patient. There are also, if interested, remote assistance options
where you can let someone that knows what they're doing remote control your computer.
That, of course, is up to you.
Everything can be worked out with enough time and patience, non-destructively, without formatting.
Also, if there is some hardware culpability at play, no amount of poking at the software side of things is going to fix hardware.
edit on 1-4-2012 by nineix because: (no reason given)