Posted 25 November 2008 - 06:50 PM
Maybe ALL of the background MAY help.
It started with me having internet problems. Called AT&T and the techs could get it going for an hour to a day and then the net would go out again. Finally, he told me maybe it was a virus. So I dl'd AVG (free) and it worked for about 1 minute, then my start toolbar disappeared and everything on my desktop looked funky. So I deleted AVG, restarted, and voila! back to normal, yay!
So being the genius that I am, I thought maybe the free version was just messed up. So I dl'd AVG's pay version. That worked for about a day. Then the same thing happened. Only deleting AVG didn't work this time. Bummer.
So, I went to a forum where some people told me to run... some program in SafeMode, I can't remember the name but it wasn't the issue. The issue is that I could NOT start my pc in safe mode. It would reboot and ask me the same thing again, so I HAD to start it in regular mode. I looked around and someone talked about going into REGEDIT (I think) and FORCING it to start in safe mode. Only my computer refused soooo in case you didn't guess, it started and restarted over and over again... vicious cycle.
So, someone offered me the RC disk. And the disk booted up and does it's thing, but once taking it out, I got the NTLDR is missing error and have had it for about a month or two. It's pretty lame, I just miss my computer and want it fixed.
I have tried chkdsk as well and it says everything it copasetic. So, I am at a loss, I kinda just want to start over if at all possible. I'm getting an ipod for my bday and want it to recognize my pc as the home one, not just one of the random pc's at the school's computer lab.
Sorry about the long story just thought maybe it will help.