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#1 Madmadam


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Posted 25 May 2008 - 04:13 PM

What happened: While working on my computer (Gateway running windows XP with Service pack 2) it began working slowly, my internet security shield flashed saying a dangerous virus was detected. It attempted to open up a website several times with no results. The system crashed. I logged back on and attempted to find and download superantispyware software. It began rerouting my attemts to different websites. The computer crashed again. I rebooted in safemode with networking and was able tolocate run the program. I did this twice. Deleted everything suggested.

What's happending now. My computer starts up, I get a blue screen that flashes too fast for me to read. It brings me up to a page where I can pick which mode I would like to start in. It will not work in Last Known or Normal. I can start with Safe mode with networking. Once I hit enter it flashes alot of C:/system things. I can right them down if need be they are actually on the screen pretty long. I have no idea what to do now, and throwing the computer out of a window probably won't help.

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Posted 25 May 2008 - 05:40 PM

Insert the Windows XP CD into the CD drive, and then restart the computer. Click to select any options that are required to start the computer from the CD drive if you are prompted. When the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears, press R to start the Recovery Console. If you have a dual-boot or multiple-boot computer, select the installation that you must access from the Recovery Console. When you are prompted, type the Administrator password. If the administrator password is blank, just press ENTER.

Type: chkdsk /r

It's important to have a space before the "/".

To exit the Recovery Console and restart the computer, type exit at the command prompt, and then press ENTER.
The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who haven't got it.

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#3 Madmadam

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Posted 25 May 2008 - 08:06 PM

THANK YOU!!!! I will let you know how it works...

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