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Posted 12 February 2010 - 12:29 PM
Posted 12 February 2010 - 03:30 PM
Edited by noisome, 12 February 2010 - 03:32 PM.
Posted 12 February 2010 - 11:14 PM
The problem could be infected files, corrupted OS files, or it could be a hardware failure. Either way it you may want to reinstall the OS for many reasons. However this is not your major concern.
I suggest, if you can, burn a CD with an free OS like Ubuntu or use Unetbootin to make a bootable USB key for Ubuntu. With this, you boot to the CD or USB key and should gain access to your Windows install and back up all the files you need from Windows to your external HD that you just bought.
With Ubuntu as well, you should be able to install, temporarily, ClamAV to scan your files to check for viruses and such, so you don't get into a OS-re-installation cycling session with your backed up infected files.
This would be the safest suggestion I believe. Once you're done, reinstall Windows with your DVD or whatever you have and then if you still have problems, then its a hardware issue.
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