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Corrupt Event Log?


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#1 J9Johnson

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Posted 10 April 2010 - 09:48 PM

When I try to start my computer(compaq laptop) it will show initial boot then before windows splash screen it hangs on a black screen w/ a movable mouse cursor. I tried safe mode and safe mode w/cmd prompt to no avail. Went to repair console by starting up w/ Vista CD. It says nothing to repair.
Went to Microsoft knowledge base and found exact problem and it says event log is corrupt. It gives a link to a hotfix, but I can't go to the site and download it w/ the laptop as I can't get past the point where it hangs at the black screen. Oh, and it will reboot itself after it hangs for awhile, but only one time. Then it will only shut down w/ pushing the power button until it goes off--can't use Ctrl/Alt/Delete to restart or anything.
Anyhow, I was wondering if there is a command I can use in the recovery or repair console to repair the event log or empty it or something.
Thank you in advance for any help you can give me

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Posted 10 April 2010 - 11:31 PM

Try this link on using (system file checker) SFC

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/t/43051/how-to-use-sfcexe-to-repair-system-files/
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Posted 10 April 2010 - 11:31 PM

Got it to boot into vista windows by using recovery console system restore could only restore back to yesterday--no earlier restore points.
Must have trojen or virus- none of my virus or spyware scanners will run--downloaded Spybot S/D immunized all, running scan (at least it's able to run the scan) now. Hopefully it will get rid of enough of whatever is in there to be able to run my anti'virus or I'll uninstall /reinstall it.

I couldn't run sfc without being able to get into computer and anyhow--I Have VISTA OS not XP--thanks anyhow

Edited by J9Johnson, 10 April 2010 - 11:36 PM.


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Posted 10 April 2010 - 11:37 PM

OK good luck if all fails and you need assistance pop over to the AII forum at http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/103/am-i-infected-what-do-i-do/ and ask for help, someone there will assist you with cleaning your machine. :huh:
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