HELP! NOTHING WORKS!

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when i try to do anything, an error box comes up, and nothing will work,and the error box thingamajig wont sent so the site freezes and i have to shut down the window
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destiny

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Peter

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Hi destiny,

You have mentioned that nothing works. I would suggest first of all to clear your cache in your browser. Close the browser and start it again.

See if this helps and get back to us here if you need further help.
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destiny

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wuts a cache?
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Kershnee

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Hi Destiny - did you manage to clear your cache and is your problem resolved?
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Peter

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Hello destiny,

here is a link to explain the process: http://www.wikihow.com/Clear-Your-Bro...

Good luck.
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Guido Graphics

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In Fire fox...Go to tools / clear private data
In Chrome...Tools (wrench icon) clear browsing data
In I. Explorer... Tools / delete browsing history

That will do a basic clear for you.

If your system in more then 6 months old go to...

http://www.filehippo.com/download_ccl...

and download crap cleaner. Run it at least once a week to keep your hard drive clean of leftover items you thought you deleted. Set your browser to "do not clear history at shut down" and let c cleaner do it for you when you run it weekly.

Most do not realize that when you put something in the recycle bin and delete it, it is still saved on your hard drive. The first time you run c cleaner, it will blow your mind the stuff it will find to permanently delete.

If your system is older then 1 year, go to...

http://www.filehippo.com/download_rec...

Run it on "deep scan" before you go to bed - it will take several hours the first run - when it is done, select advanced mode / right click anywhere and select view / select tree view / click the little box / right click again, select secure delete and go take a nap. 30 minutes to an hour later (depending how many photos you have looked at and videos you have watched) you will have removed all the jpgs and video files of every photo and video you have ever looked at.

Every single picture that has ever been on your screen, whether you downloaded or clicked on it or not, has been stored on your hard drive. You will see thousands of them removed, and quite a difference in hgow you machine works.
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Just a question here Guido... if I type in %temp% in the "run" box found on your start menu, it brings up all the temp folders. If I select all of them and delete them, does that not clean out the stuff from your hard drive? Just wondering!
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Nothing in windows will actually delete anything for real - only from your view and access. The files are still there somewhere and can be recovered with a program like "recuva" which is nice if you delete something by mistake and need it back.

Until you load enough new software to overwrite the clusters that hold that info, it is recoverable.

New software will not overwrite in a strict order - it's random where it gets placed. There could be files from 2 years ago that have not been overwritten yet, and files from last week that are.

Thats part of why you need to run defrag every now and then. It puts files that belong together in the same sectors of the drive. Defrag will also render old deleted files unrecoverable if they are overwritten by the files it relocates.

Another good program for total deletion is "heidi eraser" It targets only deleted files, blank space and cluster tips. (again, blank space is not always blank - thats where deleted files hide) This is good if you need secure deletion of personal flies on a shared system, or like a computer at work where you have done personal work and don't want anyone to be able to recover it.

Hope this makes sense... it's a little confusing.
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Thanks for explaining Guido. On my old computer, I did have the CCleaner but it seemed to erase some pivotal files I need for my computer to run properly. Thank goodness for system restore! Now, I'm so wary of defragging or using programs like CCleaner as I don't want to run into the same mistake.
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dont worry about a defrag it just rearranges (tidy's) your files it doesnt delete anything. When using CC just be sure none of the 'advanced' box's are ticked and only the first 3 boxs in the 'system' section.

The defragging, more so, is nothing to worry about.

PS if you want to use the built in windows 1 its right clcik on the hard drive then properties.