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Windows XP Pro won't boot--viaide.sys corrupt


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#1 richark

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Posted 06 October 2010 - 10:57 PM

After attempting to clean up a malware/virus infection, my computer won't boot. When I tried to use the Windows cd to re-install/repair, I get a viaide.sys corrupt message and Windows won't boot. Of course, it is critical that I not loose the data on this computer. HELP!!!!

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Posted 06 October 2010 - 11:13 PM

Then a clean install may be in order.

Then a clean install may be in order.

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Posted 06 October 2010 - 11:33 PM

That error message means that there is a problem with the disk. Is it scratched or dirty?

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Posted 07 October 2010 - 08:51 AM

Doing a repair install...will not have any impact on a system that is infected.

To be on the safe side...you probably should be moved to the Am I Infected forum, to have someone take a look for malware on your system...before attempting to do a repair install.

On that premise, I am moving this to AII.

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Posted 07 October 2010 - 09:23 AM

How can someone "look at my system" when it won't boot up?




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