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Emachines 3240 - cannot recover

My E3240 started doing strange things so I immediately ran a virus scan. Machine crashed and rebooted with errors found when chkdisk ran. Tried to re-run virus scan (Norton IS 2008) but error message came up requesting a reinstall. Tried this but evry time I tried to reinstall got a "corrupt" installation message. Eventually gave up and decided to use e-machines recovery disk - first to repair and then when that failed for a complete re-format and reinstall. After numerous attempts still unable to get re-install to work (freezes on welcome screen). Hard disk runs and sounds OK, but is this the problem? What sort of HDD is it if I need to replace? Thanks, Bob

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Download a Linux distro to a flash drive or DVD and see how well it runs off that. There's HDD utilities like SuperGrubDisk that can diagnose things.

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During startup, just before the Windows splash screen appears, you should be able to hit the F8 key for a list of startup options. It looks from your post as if you know how to do this.

One of those choices should be to disable automatic restart on system failure. (or words very similar to that.) Use this choice to get into safe mode if you can, or into regualar windows.

Once there, go to the system restore feature and restore to a date when everything worked.

This error message is a message pointing to a piece of software (as opposed to hardware, as so many of these messages are).

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