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Can't start windows

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#1 emerald5588


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Posted 08 January 2010 - 12:38 PM

About a month ago my computer had the security tool problem i found posts and successfully removed it using anti malwarebytes...

Shortly after removing security tool i noticed i would click on an internet link and it would open something completely different and i kept having a website survey popup...

I read on a post to reset hosts so i did and after i restarted computer for the changes to take place MY COMPUTER WILL NO LONGER START!!!

It says windows did not start successfully

Safe mode
Safe mode with networking
Safe mode with command prompt
start windows normally

I tried all but nothing works...
What did i skrew up? Is this fixable?
I know zero about computers i just need it for school but the viruses and malware are killing me!!!

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Posted 08 January 2010 - 07:08 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.
The power of accurate observation is commonly called cynicism by those who haven't got it.

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