Quote: Originally Posted by SlasherIT
Well, not really, its just your points aren't really... valid. Yes, the OP should be backing up, but you (or we) haven't even confirmed if his issue is with the HDD, so you shouldn't scare him and tell him to remove all data immediately off the HDD... Only after we have confirmed this we should tell him to do so. Also, I have never seen backgrounds giving any issue to Windows 7, except when picking a full color background, which makes the log-in take longer than normal.
1. I did not tell him to 'remove all data immediately off the HDD'. What i told him to do was back it up just in case
it is the HDD at fault. As i am sure you would agree a weekly backup is something everyone should do even if the system is functioning perfectly.
2. As for the background giving an issue you may not have seen it but it was something that affected my system before my Windows re-installation. When i had a custom desktop background Windows 7 would freeze after 10-15mins. Upon replacing the custom background with a Windows default one the problem no longer occurred. As i am sure you are aware Windows OS can be very temperamental at times and what affects one person may not affect another dependant on other software, drivers
3. Your advice was to do a clean install of Windows 7 in which case he would need to back up the entire HDD anyway to save his files, software etc.
I gave the best advice i thought at the time, which is what this forum is for.