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#1 sicatrix

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Posted 18 February 2007 - 04:50 AM

Computer got a trojan, dont know what it was. Did a system restore and the computer died. Wouldn't start up said it had a corrupt file which I have no idea what that was anymore cause it won't even get that far anymore. I put in the reinstall disc for the computer that it comes with when u first buy ur computer and it says to Select an item and continue to instal windows XP. O yea, this is a HP laptop.

unpartitioned space
D: Partitioned3 [NTFS]
C: Partitioned2 [HP_RECOVERY] [FAT32]
F: Partitioned1 [NTFS]

Any suggestions?

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Posted 18 February 2007 - 05:41 AM

try to do a repair with sfc/scannow and have your XP pro disc ready since it will need to copy those files from the disc. Here is an excellent tutorial on that subject.

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Posted 18 February 2007 - 08:01 AM

Have you tried "Last Known Good Configuration"?

"What to Do When XP or 2000 Won't Boot".
"Guide to Windows XP Recovery Features".
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