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#1 fawnlebowitz

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Posted 07 October 2010 - 06:39 AM

Greetings:

I have a Compaq Presario V3000 Laptop running XP (Home).

When I power-up, I see the Compaq flash-screen briefly, then it goes to xPUD.

Note, I had virus issues earlier. See Topic thread at (http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic344084.html).

When BC was helping me with that, we used xPUD to help troubleshoot that.

While in xPUD, I can connect to my wireless and actually connect to the internet and see the web.

The computer never gets to the Windows XP flash Screen.

I cannot get to Safe Mode (F8).

About the only thing I can do from the Compaq Flash Screen is go to the PhoenixBIOS Setup Utility. I have run a Hard Drive Self Test, but that doesn't catch any errors.

Any thoughts?

thanks!

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Posted 07 October 2010 - 08:02 AM

Your Windows is dead and you have to reinstall it

Edited by GMmasterking, 07 October 2010 - 08:02 AM.

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Posted 07 October 2010 - 08:17 AM

Did Compaq supply you a windows disc or similar?

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Posted 07 October 2010 - 08:17 AM

Hi fawnlebowitz

I`m unfamiliar with xPUD. However do not do a reinstall of your system. I am contacting the m0le who assisted you in your clean-up. He did make another post in your referenced thread. Since you never replied he assumed all was well and closed it.

You should be hearing from him in a timely manner.

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Posted 07 October 2010 - 05:14 PM

Hi Tim,

ThunderZ has contacted me to take a look at this problem. I'll be back soon.

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Posted 07 October 2010 - 06:39 PM

Please remove the CD from the CD tray and unplug any USB devices and then reboot.

Has that stopped the uXPUD problem?

Edited by m0le, 07 October 2010 - 06:53 PM.

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#7 fawnlebowitz

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Posted 08 October 2010 - 05:22 AM

Dear Mole:

For some reason, my kids loaded the xpud cd in the computer, and I didn't even think to check the CD drive.

I removed the CD drive and everything seems to be working correctly.

I will hide the XPUD CD from them.

I am very sorry for bothering you on this.

thank you!

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Posted 08 October 2010 - 08:17 AM

Its no biggie, I to have a child, and the other day I had found apples in my 3.5" Floppy drive bay. Since then I have removed it, and taped my cd drawer closed.

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Posted 08 October 2010 - 09:21 AM

Hello again fawnlebowitz,

I am very sorry for bothering you on this.

Never a bother! We are here to help and its indeed our pleasure. If you already knew all the answers then we would not be needed. We like being needed. :thumbsup:

Been there/done that...

One of my kids spilled a scalding mug of hot chocolate on the keyboard of my one of my notebooks a few years ago. It was not a very good day.

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Posted 08 October 2010 - 08:24 PM

I am very sorry for bothering you on this.


I echo thcbytes. No bother, it's why we're here :thumbsup:
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Posted 08 October 2010 - 08:27 PM

I am very sorry for bothering you on this.


I echo thcbytes. No bother, it's why we're here :thumbsup:



Me too. :flowers:




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