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Old 03-06-2013, 7:00 AM
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Thanks for the lucid explanation, Mike.

I am also starting to believe that the failures on my laptop were a coincidence. I have since reinstalled Windows XP and started rebuilding my laptop and I can't get any data through anything that operates as a COM port. Time to send in the real geeks, I guess.
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Old 03-06-2013, 9:48 AM
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What you are describing could be the result of a virus that infected the Master Boot Record (MBR) of your hard drive. When you reinstalled windows, did you re-use the existing partitions? We can take this offline if you'd like more help.

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Thanks for the lucid explanation, Mike.

I am also starting to believe that the failures on my laptop were a coincidence. I have since reinstalled Windows XP and started rebuilding my laptop and I can't get any data through anything that operates as a COM port. Time to send in the real geeks, I guess.
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