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Windows Will Not Start


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#1 Blah!

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Posted 27 December 2006 - 07:40 PM

First off, thank you for looking at this post.
Second off, I'm posting from another computer as mine will not start.

Currently it's giving me 6 error messages, 3 of which say

"winlogon.exe - corrupt file
the file or directory C:\windows\system32 is corrupt and unreadable. Please run Chkdsk utility."

and 2 of which say

"winlogon.exe - unable to locate component
the application has failed to start because SHELL32.dll was not found. Re-installing the application may fix this problem."

which is then followed by a reboot and then it repeats.
It suggests I run chkdsk however, I cannot reach my desktop, much less a command prompt. I have also tried in safe mode, same result. Do I need to wipe my hard drive or can this be fixed? Thank you for your time.

Edited by Blah!, 27 December 2006 - 08:05 PM.


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Posted 27 December 2006 - 09:34 PM

Take a look here. I have done this and it keeps your files and data and reinstalls critical system files that may have been lost or corrupted. Also, all drivers are intact too!

http://www.informationweek.com/showArticle...cleID=189400897

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Posted 28 December 2006 - 08:00 AM

Since there are viruses that affect winlogon (and they're active on the web now) - I'd suggest that you try this free, online scan to double check your protection: http://safety.live.com/
My browser caused a flood of traffic, sio my IP address was banned. Hope to fix it soon. Will get back to posting as soon as Im able.

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