Problem With Desktop/Windows

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  1. fukujoushi

    fukujoushi dswoop

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    a friend of mine has picked up parts to build a computer.
    amd athalon 64 3800+
    nvidia 6200
    i have put this all together and just got done with the install of windows.
    i have installed all the drivers that came with the new hardware, and I have also installed the most up to date video drivers from nvidia.
    i am having a huge problem tho... I cant get the desktop icons and 90% of the programs to LOOK right/run right... can anyone tell what is wrong by looking at these screenshots?
    notice that the IE window isnt fully working...

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    and the desktop icons are there... but only the txt is showing up...

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    someone please help! :sadwavey:

    if someone can actually help me i will paypall you a small donation for helping.
     
  2. cmsurfer

    cmsurfer ºllllllº

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    Was the video card new? Used? Uninstall/reinstall video card drivers? Maybe you could try an earlier version of the drivers?
     
  3. fukujoushi

    fukujoushi dswoop

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    Video card is new... ill try reinstalling the drivers...
     
  4. fukujoushi

    fukujoushi dswoop

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    that didnt change it... computerhope.com i go!
     
  5. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    It's not hardware. The missing icons and the missing window parts are not hardware problems, because those visual components are assembled into a single image by the CPU before they get sent out to the video card for display on the screen. Windows is hosed; back up important files and reinstall. Or, an install-disc repair MIGHT get the job done, but a clean install will definitely fix the problem.
     
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    fukujoushi dswoop

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    hmm.. didnt want to hear that.. ill do that tomorrow... if that works ill PM you for your paypal addy
     
  7. Zak8022

    Zak8022 New Member

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    Agreed... sounds like windows is blowed up. Personally, i would just wipe the drive, and reinstall and not even bother with the repair.. since they take just about the same amounts of time.

    If THAT doesnt do it... you may have a damaged XP disc... I would think if this were the case tho, the installation would have noticed and freaked out then, and thrown all kindsa errors at you. Who knows tho.. its a possibility, albiet small one.
     
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    P07r0457 New Member

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    is this a hacked copy of windows?
     
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    fukujoushi dswoop

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    its a legit copy... just no cd key... havent authenticated it yet so i dont have ALL the updates... i didnt think that would matter tho...
     
  10. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    No mere update will fix what you're seeing.

    How do you have a legit copy of XP but no CD key? How did you install it without a CD key?
     
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    P07r0457 New Member

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    :werd: you stole it, plain and simple.
     
  12. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    Do you do anything at all besides troll for opportunities to call people out?
     

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