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    M4 MarMike!
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    hi all, basically, my computer's now crap-tastic, it closes windows explorer every 5 minutes, it can't play a video and refuses to open javathe plan is to re-install windowsbut, i've hundreds of bookmarks saved in firefox, is there any way to keep them?same goes for outlook - can i save everything in that?

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    Senior Member Mike S's Avatar
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    You can export all your contacts, appointments and emails from Outlook. File, import and export, then follow the instructions. Can't help with FF though.

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    M4 MarMike!
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    nevermind for now, one of my bootdisks is missing...but if anyone knows how, it'd be handy

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    Senior Member Mike S's Avatar
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    Won't it just boot from the CD?

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    C:\Documents and Settings\Claude\Favoritesis the folder, replacing Claude" with your own user name, you need to back up. put in a zip burn it to disk and after you've reinstall windows restore."

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    Steven Birch
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    That's where the IE favourites are saved Claude. FF favourites should be saved in C:\Documents and Settings\Mike\Application Data\Mozilla\Firefox\Profiles\(Some Big Number).default\bookmarks.html

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    blimey haven't used IE in three years. did'nt think it looked quite right, similar but not right. doh

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    Mike, Bookmarks> Manage Bookmarks click on the file menu and choose export.And you ought to be able to boot from the cd - you may need to change the boot seqeunce in the bios though.Change from outlook as well - it's pants ;-)I use pegasus mail (www.pmail.com) Lots of people rave on about thunderbird but I didn't like it myself.

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    Senior Member Queeg's Avatar
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    For backing up Outlook Express, try Express Assist as it will keep all your emails and contacts.

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    For your FF try Mozbackup.

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    M4 MarMike!
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    c-o cheers!And you ought to be able to boot from the cd - you may need to change the boot seqeunce in the bios though.eh?media center comes with 2 cd's, for some reason, the first one i can't find - which is rather annoying"

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    Assuming you are running XP, before you reinstall try running (click the start button and select run):sfc /scannowYou will need the XP CD in the drive.

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    http://www.updatexp.com/scannow-sfc.htmlSome info on it if you're not sure what it is all about or have any problems.

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    http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htmAnd another.

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