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Windows XP Professional crippled

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#1 radagast54


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Posted 15 July 2009 - 12:05 PM

I have been having problems with my PC for several weeks. The first thing that came up was XP Deluxe Protector which would pop up every 30 seconds telling me I needed to purchase their software. I did some searching and found that it was a hoax. But I also found a recommendation on Bleeping Computer to use Spyware Doctor to take care of it. Well I purchased it and it did not help at all. I called them to complain. They told me to generate a malware report and send it to them. They came up with a fix. The problem is that another problem came up at about the same time. A message would appear on my desktop, in big letters, saying I had spyware and malware on my computer. And something about my wife, kids, and employer blah blah blah. I had to go into safe mode to be able to get Spyware Doctor to fix the problem.

Well it's back. I tried calling PC Tools again for support. Now I can't even get my PC to boot. It looks like it is going to boot then it shuts off and automatically tries to boot again. It doesn't matter if I am trying to go in to safe mode or not. PC Tools support tells me that need a recovery disk. I can't find it. Needless to say, I am not happy with Spyware Doctor, and am not impressed with it. Now I have come across this site:


that tells me I can download some disks to get in Windows XP Recovery Station if I don't have my recovery disk. Anyone here have any experience with this? Or is it possible to get a XP Professional Recovery disk from somewhere else. I called Microsoft and they were no help.

Edited by radagast54, 15 July 2009 - 12:06 PM.

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Posted 15 July 2009 - 01:15 PM

Moved from HJT to a more appropriate forum. Tw

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