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#1 M Clark

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Posted 11 April 2008 - 09:34 PM

When I Start my computer up every time it starts a disk check. Then after I'm able to get past that. The user screen comes up and freezes. I restart several times with different modes. I select last known good configuration. Nothing is different. Can't start under safe mode. 1 of 15 times, about, I'm able to get access to only one user and the documents folder is not in the correct place, and the C: does not have anything in the folder showing up. Most times when I start the computer and get to the user screen I'll choose a user and then a pop-up window with nothing in it or on it written pops up. When I click it it resets my user profile back to user choose screen. Can anyone help. Right now I can't find my recovery disk. Because i just moved and packed it up. I was just looking for another solution, plus I haven't reformated for over a year and don't want to lose everything.

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Posted 12 April 2008 - 07:21 AM

Check for malware?


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Posted 13 April 2008 - 10:26 AM

did you try using the recovery console? Boot with your xp-cd, choose the options for setting up a nes install, till you get the message that an earlier installation is found and choose to repair it. If this works I recommend you do some good malware-search.

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Posted 13 April 2008 - 01:18 PM

My friend had the same problem..
Boot up in safe mode and Run msconfig and check what is being loaded into the memory on startup and select accordingly.
In services, hide all microsoft services and Uncheck any boxes which you cannot recognise or are marked as unidentified etc...
Do this for startup too (They were trojans on my friends computer). Now try and reboot again... Hope it works!
Also do a registry scan & cleanup (I recommend registry booster 2) and scan for malware/spyware with a good antivirus.

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Posted 13 April 2008 - 06:05 PM

I would suggest going to run, type in 'msconfig' , go to the last tab with startup items, and look them up and uncheck the ones u don't want. don't uncheck if you're not sure! If you can connect to the internet, Spybot S&D also has a user friendly startup list under advanced options

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Posted 14 April 2008 - 11:28 AM

I would suggest downloading a bootable diagnostic utility from the manufacturer of your hard drive in order to test the drive. Chkdsk shouldn't be coming up all the time - and most often I've found this to be a symptom of a failing hard drive.
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Posted 14 April 2008 - 12:47 PM

Also do a registry scan & cleanup (I recommend registry booster 2) and scan for malware/spyware with a good antivirus.

(The recommended program, will make changes to the registry.)
Improper changes to the registry could render your computer inoperable.
Remember to backup the registry, before making any changes.
Instructions, on how to do that, can be found here:
How to back up, edit, and restore the registry
(I highly recommend, you make a copy of this article, before proceeding.)

Edited by Queen-Evie, 14 April 2008 - 12:48 PM.

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