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#1 saida373


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Posted 18 October 2009 - 11:09 PM

hey my computer will no longer start up it gets past the ACER screen and then to a black screen with writing saying that windows has failed to start up and i should try to repair it due to a file being corrupted -->
File: \windows\sysWoW64\speedfan.sys
Status: 0xc0000098
i havent tried to repair it yet because i cant find my vista disks. Safe mode doesnt work it just goes back to the same screen saying that the file is corrupted. If anyone knows what i should do input would be greatly appreciated. i am a complete fool when it comes to computers so try not to be too technical although smart enough to know that its not good. i dont have any anti-virus software which is not good and probably why this has occurred
its a desktop 2.66ghz
Vista 64bit
2gb ram
nvidea geforce8series


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#2 garmanma


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Posted 20 October 2009 - 09:26 PM

i dont have any anti-virus software

If you are able to save this computer, you better bone up on safe computer practices before going back online

Do you have the program named Speedfan installed on the computer?

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  • Download RootRepeal from the following location and save it to your desktop.
  • Extract RootRepeal.exe from the archive (If you did not use the "Direct Download" mirror).
  • Open Posted Image on your desktop.
  • Click the Posted Image tab.
  • Click the Posted Image button.
  • Check all seven boxes: Posted Image
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  • Check the box for your main system drive (Usually C:), and press Ok.
  • Allow RootRepeal to run a scan of your system. This may take some time.
  • Once the scan completes, push the Posted Image button. Save the log to your desktop, using a distinctive name, such as RootRepeal.txt. Include this report in your next reply, please.


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