Originally Posted by pokerman27
OK, I'll try it. Wouldn't this just revert it to factory settings?
Yes.. but dont do it from a restore CD.. otherwise the chances are it will perform as it does now. The exception being unless you installed programs prior to the poker software and it is one of those particular programs causing he issue.
What I am suggesting is to format and reload.. so install windows and then each piece of software individualy.
My preference would be to install windows, followed by the antivirus, followed by the poker software.. confirm it works and then install each of the subsiquate programs, checking the poker software works after each.
The problem is likely that there is some option or conflict or whatever that has occured from how the machine was originality installed.
Saying that.. the restore CD option would be quicker, so it might be worth trying that first, seeing if anything changes and then if not, going the whole hog and reloading it from scratch.
Reinstaling is not that daunting. Just get the motherboard, garphics card, sound card and network card drivers off the internet first (if you are unsure what modle they are, they will be physically printed on them.
Then install windows, then the drivers you have already downloaded and then each of the programs.
TBH there will probably be things that were bundled with your machine that you wont be able to find.. the thing to keep in mind is most of these programs are rubbish and you really dont need them anyway.
You can reinstall in under 3 hours quite easily, under 2 if you have the drivers already on a CD.