Is The Answer to Re-install Windows 7 Over Itself?

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by matrixmainframe, Feb 9, 2011.

  1. matrixmainframe

    matrixmainframe New Member

    Apr 6, 2010
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    I am having a number of minor but niggling problems with my computer like
    1 After installing the latest update of Nokia Ovi Suite I can no longer connect my Nokia phone to my computer as Nokia Ovi Suite will not, or cannot, install the drivers.

    2 My web browsing is sometimes quite slow.

    I have tried: deleting Temporary Internet Files; running CCleaner; running Anti Malware software; running sfc /scannow and booting from my Windows repair disk but without success.

    It may be that I have, or some Windows update has, corrupted some system files.

    My question is this, is it possible to repair any files that may have been corrupted by re-installing Windows 7 over itself?

    Any views or comments would be most welcome.

    My computer specs are as follows:

    Motherboard Name ASRock K10N78D
    Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate N 6.1.7600 (Win7 RTM) 64bit
    CPU Type AMD Phenom II X2 Black Edition 550 (DualCore), 3100 MHz
    System Memory 6GB (DDR2-800 DDR2 SDRAM)
    Video Adapter NVIDIA GeForce GT 220 (1024 MB)
    Hard Disk 2 x Hitachi Deskstar 500Gb
    Internet Explorer 8.0.7600.16385
    Antivirus AVG Freeware
    Firewall Windows own
  2. Mitchell_A

    Mitchell_A Excellent Member

    Feb 7, 2009
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    Welcome back :)

    If you believe some of your system files are corrupted, it would be beneficial to run an Integrity Check.
    To do this, run CMD as an admin, and type "sfc /scannow". This will attempt to automatically repair any violations or corrupted files.

    As for your internet experience: Have you verified you have sufficient bandwidth for a fast browsing experience?
    Also, have you checked to make sure there's not an excessive amount of addons running within IE that are causing the slowdown?
    Try using Google Chrome as a browser, report if it's faster.

    No need to reinstall just yet! :)

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