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#1 snooz

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Posted 11 February 2009 - 04:55 PM

So I got a virus that kept on giving me pop ups and what not. So I decided to reformat my computer so i borrowed my friends xp disc. (he didnt add that he had just downloaded it from a torrent >.<) So I put the disc in and let her run it tells me to restart my computer for the process to start. So i do so....then my computer boots up and goes through the first few screens and stops at a black screen with a little white bar at the top right corner flashing. Just stops there and does that for however long i leave it on. I cant seem to find out how to fix this. Any help would be appreciated.....

Also I can get to my bios....oh and also when it boots up it makes a beep noise then about 1 or 2 seconds later does some more beeping its more like a clicking though like clickclickclickclick.

ALLSOO i built this computer so i know somewhat about computers but not enough to fix this..

specs are
cpu - AMD Athlon™ 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 4600+, MMX, 3DNow (2 CPUs), ~2.4GHz
ram - 2048MB RAM
hd - 320 GB Tota
vid card - NVIDIA GeForce 7950 GT
os - Windows XP Professional (sp2 i think)

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#2 Monty007

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Posted 11 February 2009 - 05:37 PM

Hi snooz, forum rules http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/boardrules.php
and this paragraph.
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Best to but a lagit copy of XP.
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Posted 11 February 2009 - 05:59 PM

As Monty007 states, it's against forum rules to support the use of illegal software.
In your case, it's not known what this "torrent" may contain - viruses, hacked system files, etc.
You can likely order a set of recovery disks from the manufacturer of the PC (which will be legal) and then we'll be glad to assist you.
In the meantime, this topic is closed.
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