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#1 geno368

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Posted 15 January 2009 - 10:09 PM

I have an older Gateway which is running XP Prof. Yesterday, when I turned it on, I logged on and it started loading my settings and then it automatically started a logoff process and completed. I booted in safe mode and it did the same thing...I've tried it many times with the same result...What can I do to fix? Thanks for any help

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Posted 15 January 2009 - 11:02 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.
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Posted 15 January 2009 - 11:48 PM

Thanks for the reply...This is an older system(2002) and we don't have the system disk...she bought it used.....

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Posted 16 January 2009 - 12:04 AM

You can create your own Recovery Console disk with this file:

http://www.thecomputerparamedic.com/files/rc.iso

You must burn this file to a CD as an ISO. Post back if you need more information on how to do this.
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Posted 16 January 2009 - 12:30 AM

Thanks, Budapest...please advise

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Posted 16 January 2009 - 12:58 AM

Download and install the freeware version of DeepBurner.

http://www.deepburner.com/

When you first start the program select "Burn ISO Image". Select the Image File as the RC.iso file I linked to in my previous post. Insert a blank CD and click Burn.
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Posted 16 January 2009 - 12:16 PM

Thanks, again for your help. I ran the utility and it showed that it fixed one or more errors, but it still did the same thing on reboot. What is causing this?

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Posted 16 January 2009 - 12:43 PM

Possible malware, http://www.ntcompatible.com/thread31505-1.html

The original which was used in the link above: http://hardwareforu.blogspot.com/2008/06/i...login-into.html

I would suggest posting at BleepingComputer.com - Am I infected What do I do - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/103/am-i-infected-what-do-i-do/ , as opposed to trying to solve this yourself.

If it is a malware situation, they will know the proper steps to take. If not, they will refer you back here and that will be one less possibility to consider.

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Posted 16 January 2009 - 03:25 PM

Run chkdsk again and see if it is still reporting errors.
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Posted 16 January 2009 - 05:29 PM

This has worked for me several times, however once you fix it, if you do not resolve the issue, as soon as you reboot the computer, the issue will return so you will have to run the fix again every time your reboot until the issue is completely resolved. This issue is most likely malware if it "just started happening"

http://thinkinginpixels.com/quick-fixes/fi...onlog-off-loop/


However be SURE to follow Budapest's advice and continue to run chkdsk /r until it reports no issues.

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Posted 18 January 2009 - 03:24 PM

Thanks for the help...I tried to follow the instructions on my other desktop running Vista home prem, bit it asked me if I wanted the program to find the windows installation files....I was lost so I quit the program..should I need to do this on a XP system?

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Posted 19 January 2009 - 11:51 AM

In another section of this forum, it was suggested in the recovery console to type the following:

cd system32
copy userinit.exe wsaupdater.exe
exit

When I did that it replied" file not found"




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