Is The Answer to Re-Install Over Itself?

  matrix55 20:39 09 Feb 2011

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

  a member 08:58 10 Feb 2011

you dont say if you have 32 or 64bit ,
if its 64bit try uninstalling the nokia software ,then extract the setup files for it to a folder on your desktop ,then right click the setup .exe and select properties ,then compatability , tick the "run in compatability mode"and select an earlier system than you are using (for example xpsp2) and apply .now when it runs it should setup to suit the earlier system ,I have found that running setups like this often results in a better success rate when driver problems exist.
also if you have 64bit , try using the 32bit internet explorer ,there are problems with 64bit IE with compatability with some web tools and app .32bit IE is far more reliable in some curcemstances .
if however your system is 32bit then a reinstall (over the top) of your existing install could well improve matters .
one last thing ,did you use cc cleaner before the problem with IE started ,I hate registry cleaners ,I have seen good PCs ruined because the users wanted to clean out the registry when there was no need ,these cleaners will often delete entries that are needed if the program is dormant at the time the cleaner is run.
if you have ,check out if you kept a backup of the registry and try restoring it .to before the trouble started.

  jakimo 13:37 20 Feb 2011

give this a try...

click here

  T0SH 18:23 25 Feb 2011

Did you try a windows restore back to a day or so before you did the Nokia update? this is very often the simplest solution to your type of problem

Cheers HC

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