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#1 zenkei1986

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 04:33 PM

i have a emachines with windows xp. my mom said last night it got hit by a few viruses. she has avira antivirus on it(although i never heard of it but she said it was popular on cnet). the thing is it keeps booting to the safe mode window but the keyboard is unresponsive. it leaves it on start windows normally. after it goes to the windows splash screen where it shows loading for a minute it blinks a blue screen and it looks like it shows some indecipherable numbers and then starts over again with the posting and back to the menu where you cant select anything. the only thing i can do is access the bios. does anyone have any ideas how to fix this? seems like im gonna probably have to reinstall windows :/

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 05:07 PM

Insert the Windows XP CD into the CD drive, and then restart the computer. Click to select any options that are required to start the computer from the CD drive if you are prompted. When the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears, press R to start the Recovery Console. If you have a dual-boot or multiple-boot computer, select the installation that you must access from the Recovery Console. When you are prompted, type the Administrator password. If the administrator password is blank, just press ENTER.

Type: chkdsk /r

It's important to have a space before the "/".

To exit the Recovery Console and restart the computer, type exit at the command prompt, and then press ENTER.
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Posted 07 January 2010 - 05:40 PM

Insert the Windows XP CD into the CD drive, and then restart the computer. Click to select any options that are required to start the computer from the CD drive if you are prompted. When the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears, press R to start the Recovery Console. If you have a dual-boot or multiple-boot computer, select the installation that you must access from the Recovery Console. When you are prompted, type the Administrator password. If the administrator password is blank, just press ENTER.

Type: chkdsk /r

It's important to have a space before the "/".

To exit the Recovery Console and restart the computer, type exit at the command prompt, and then press ENTER.



and what if i dont have the xp cd...

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 05:47 PM

You can create your own Recovery Console disk with this file:

http://www.thecomputerparamedic.com/files/rc.iso

You must burn this file to a CD as an ISO.

How to write / burn an ISO or CD/DVD image
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