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Can't get it to boot into "normal mode"


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#1 Brian65

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Posted 28 October 2008 - 09:15 AM

I have an older amd based compaq desktop running XP. It has been an extremely reliable machine untill now. It all started when I tried getting rid of a few pieces of malware/adware/spyware.
I went to majorgeeks and sought help there and now the system seems to be clean but unsure and I still can not boot into anything but "safe mode". I have tried forcing it into normal via the f8 key and selecting. I've tried restoring it to a previous known good date, and found that all the restore points are now gone!
Needless to say, I can't run many applications I need for work or play.
Any and all assistance is greatly appreciated.

Thank you.

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Posted 28 October 2008 - 09:39 AM

Try running chkdsk.

Go to Start and click on My Computer.

Right click on the drive in which you want chkdsk to run. The C: drive is usually contains your operating system.

Click on Properties and click the Tools tab. In the Error-checking box, click the Check Now button.

Set up the Check Disk options by checking one or both check boxes displayed.

To repair errors without scanning the volume for bad sectors, select the Automatically fix file system errors, and then click Start.

To repair errors, locate bad sectors, and recover readable information, select the Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors, and then click Start.

If this doesn't work you may need to run SFC.EXE to repair system files.

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#3 Brian65

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Posted 28 October 2008 - 09:58 AM

Thanks for the input, however that did not work.
I did the checkdisk and it went throught the phases, and then checked the boxes so it did it on a reboot which ended up without problems.

So what is next?

Thanks for your help

Brian

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Posted 28 October 2008 - 10:23 AM

Do you have a MS XP CD?

If so, try this: LEARN how to use SFC.EXE (system file checker) in this article! - http://www.updatexp.com/scannow-sfc.html

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Posted 28 October 2008 - 10:29 AM

No, I do not have the XP CD. Computer never came with one.

I'll read up on that link.

Thanks
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Posted 28 October 2008 - 10:49 AM

OK, I think I have an even bigger problem!

I typed in sfc.exe in the run box, and it did nothing.
I then typed in sfc/scannow, and the computer is telling me "Windows can not find 'sfc/scannow'

I'm baffled.

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Posted 28 October 2008 - 10:58 AM

Not to worry :thumbsup:, if you go back and look at the directions/example...you'll see that you have typed it wrong.

The command is: sfc /scannow, with a space between the c and the /.

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Posted 28 October 2008 - 11:02 AM

I fixed that with typing it correctly and still nothing.

???

I do appreciate your help, thank you.

Brian

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Posted 28 October 2008 - 12:35 PM

OK...try this: Start/Run...type cmd then hit Enter.

If a black background screen comes up...type sfc /scannow then hit Enter.

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Posted 28 October 2008 - 04:20 PM

Louis,
I tried that and it would not let me.




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