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Boot Up Issue w/ Windows XP Pro


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#1 maximumrock

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Posted 15 March 2009 - 10:59 AM

I was just going through some past topics.. A friend of mine has a computer (an E-Machine t6534.. She recently got hit by a crap load of spam, spyware... I was helping her out and i really had no choice other than to save her data and reformat.. Well, i have done this.. I loaded XP pro back on it.. everything went well....except i couldnt get online with it at all.. I wasnt sure if this was a result from a bad O/S load or the drivers for the network card were missing..

So today, i loaded the XP pro cd back into it to do a repair....came up right away.. during the process... I had gotten an error... the error said "file \i386\halaacpi.dll could not be loaded. The error code is 7"...

so i had to exit that screen... When i rebooted... It would not load past the logo screen for the E machine (big white E on screen with two options- f2 and f10 for bios and etc...)

well i figured i was screwed.... but while i was on my laptop here. after about 5-6 mins..It finally went to a new dos type screen saying "please select boot device".. I choosed the CD option again...and it seem to load up the windows repair process.. then when it finished.. it rebooted...it was stuck at that logo screen again.. for 5-6 mins...then that screen asking to select a boot device came back up.. this time i choosed the hard drive... once i did this.. the screen went blank.. for about 5 mins..then the windows repair came up to finalize..

Once that completed.. the same thing happened again.. everything seems to load.. but its 5 mins sitting on that logo screen, then another 5 mins for anything else to happpen...

is there a way i can fix this? even if i wanted to reformat again.. my guess it would stick at that logo screen again forever..

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Posted 15 March 2009 - 11:13 AM

The easy way around this would be to wipe the hdd with a application likeDerik's Boot and Nuke which will overwrite the hdd, and then reinstall the operating system. This is the best way to go if you have had extensive infections, a format only removed the Master File Table, not the files themselves. Some infections can still effect your computer after a format if they haven't been removed. When you get your computer back up and running I would post a topic in the Am I Infected forum to see if any of the files that you reinstall are infected.

Are you using the installation disk that came with that I emachine?

What model is this?

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Posted 15 March 2009 - 01:36 PM

You may find this article useful:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/309283

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Posted 15 March 2009 - 04:03 PM

The easy way around this would be to wipe the hdd with a application likeDerik's Boot and Nuke which will overwrite the hdd, and then reinstall the operating system. This is the best way to go if you have had extensive infections, a format only removed the Master File Table, not the files themselves. Some infections can still effect your computer after a format if they haven't been removed. When you get your computer back up and running I would post a topic in the Am I Infected forum to see if any of the files that you reinstall are infected.

Are you using the installation disk that came with that I emachine?

What model is this?



No, she doesnt have the original installation or restore dics that came with it. The Emachine is model " E-Machine t6534"

Thanks for the tip on the boot and nuke :thumbsup:.. http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/ind...p;qpid=1178671#
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Posted 15 March 2009 - 05:39 PM

i am running that Dban on that computer right now.. good lord.. it says 97 hrs remaining.. i cant let that run that long as i need to do work on my other PC since i am using the monitor and power cord to run the dban on that pc.... is there a nother way to do this faster?

says its throughput is at around 3mb/s

i am running that Dban on that computer right now.. good lord.. it says 97 hrs remaining.. i cant let that run that long as i need to do work on my other PC since i am using the monitor and power cord to run the dban on that pc.... is there a nother way to do this faster?

says its throughput is at around 3mb/s

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Posted 17 March 2009 - 09:02 AM

anyone got anymore suggestions?

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Posted 18 March 2009 - 03:18 PM

anyone? still lookin for some input :thumbsup:




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