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Could you please give the specs for your computer; CPU, amount of RAM, video card used, type of drives as well as sizes. The more we know about your system, the better the chance we'll come up with a solution, so this is a good place to start. If anyone asks any questions, know they have a good reason to want the answer, so just give them the information they ask for. If you don't understand the question, or don't know how to get the information asked for, just ask for clarification. There are a lot of really good, knowledgeable people here, more than willing to help, so don't be bashful. We all had to go through what you are going through at one time or another, so we do understand the frustration, and will do all we can to get you running smoothly.
Be patient, as we're scattered all over the globe, so show up at different times. Just answer the questions, follow the instructions, and hang in there. You won't be abandoned.