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Can't Boot Windows XP

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#1 Laxusa


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Posted 18 July 2009 - 07:22 PM

This is my first ever post in the forum. I'm not an expert but know how to do research on the web. Here is my problem.

I was surfing the web when I got a message from AVG that I had a virus. I tried to run AVG and it said I needed to update the software. After updating the software definition, it said I should restart.

I can't... All I get is a BSOD shortly after Windows Splash Screen that flashes so fast I can't even read the error message. I get the same thing in Safe Mode. I have tried to repair windows using my XP disk and the recovery console. I've tried to repair (Both ways). I can get to a C: using my windows CD. I tried FIXMBR. No luck. I already tried FIXBOOT and it didn't help. I'm trying but I'm stuck. No matter what I do, I keep getting the BSOD that flashes after the Windows Splash screen. Then the computer restarts and stays in that loop.

I'm obviously sending this on a different computer. I've been down since Thursday.


Edited by Pandy, 18 July 2009 - 09:06 PM.
Moved from Win XP Home and Pro ~Pandy

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Posted 18 July 2009 - 08:43 PM

Seems to me that the malware issue must be addressed before anything else.

Did you, by chance, write down the message indicating that your system was infected?


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Posted 19 July 2009 - 09:32 AM


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Posted 19 July 2009 - 12:05 PM

Did you try last known good or command prompt from the safe mode screen?

No. Try not. Do... or do not. There is no try.

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