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11 Dec 2009   #1

 
 
can anyone help?

hi, i have this desktop computer (my old computer) and it has windows xp installed on it i want to upgrade it but after about 30mins or so the computer goes black the computer is still on and its not the screen i think it could be a hardware problem would wiping the hard drive and re-formating it help or not?

please help any advice would be great! thnaks!!

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11 Dec 2009   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stillfreefilms View Post
hi, i have this desktop computer (my old computer) and it has windows xp installed on it i want to upgrade it but after about 30mins or so the computer goes black the computer is still on and its not the screen i think it could be a hardware problem would wiping the hard drive and re-formating it help or not?

please help any advice would be great! thnaks!!
Hi and welcome

We are going to need a ton ofinfo before we can be of any help.

Please fill in yoour system specs (in the lower left corner of your posts) as well as you can
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11 Dec 2009   #3

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

Loos like you don't have enough space on your hard drive.
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11 Dec 2009   #4

 
 

so if i wipe the hard drive and re formate it, the problem should be solved?
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11 Dec 2009   #5

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stillfreefilms View Post
so if i wipe the hard drive and re formate it, the problem should be solved?
I would second Reghakr's post. You are running out of disk space during install on that 80G drive.

No one can say for sure. It won't hurt to try,, just remember,, you will lose all data on the drive.

If you ahve it backed up, or don't care about the data,, then you are better off formatting the drive during the setup process. I think it is Drive options on the screen you choose the drive to install too. It is bottom right, i think.

I would also like to point out that the 80G drive,, is pretty small, you will want to consider a larger drive at some point. That 80G will go pretty quick once you start loading software, games, updates, and other files.
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12 Dec 2009   #6

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

Buying a secon hard driv would be your besr ber
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12 Dec 2009   #7

 
 

ok so how much would i cost to buy a new hard drive and is it easy to install a new hard drive?
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12 Dec 2009   #8

Windows 7 x64
 
 

Ussually at bottom of notebook.
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12 Dec 2009   #9

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

it will probablt ryabout 45.foir a 2 gb interbal drive
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