Hi I took a mates HDD out of his N/B to scan for virus's cause it would not work, and found heaps. This laptop has a hidden partition on HDD in fat 32 so I think it's the xp setup partition, but how do I access the hidden partition so i can load xp
I need to know what key to press to access the xp hidden partition
Thanks hope you can help
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It would seem that a driver may be the cause which is loading during startup.
Suggest booting into safe mode by pressing F8 before laptop boots into Windows and then use msconfig to select the drivers to load at boot time.
Keep eliminating drivers until you locate the one causing the problem and then remove and check for a later verison of the driver.
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As you stated that your "have" installed the new RAM module. No RAM's are always plug and play modules, they need no software support, when you plug in a proper supported RAM. It is detected at the time of booting up. We need nothing to do. Just plug in the proper RAM, properly.
If your RAM is showing up the memory as previously, then there is some issue with either the module the slot or compatibility.
I hope you have a clear picture now.
In my opinion it never hurts to do a fresh install or a repair installation after a virus attack. Although it is not necessary most of the time you will find it is more effective than dealing with all of the missing or corrupted files that you might have after running the anti-virus program depending on which one it is you used to remove the virus. If you want a page to refer to during your installation/repair follow the link below. http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm
Joelmar, you are incorrect. This model was also sold with xp, I'm typing this on one. If you still have the original Hdd and have not formatted the recovery partition, boot up the laptop whilst holding the f11 key. This will start NEC recovery and allow you to reinstall the system, drivers included. Back up first!
You have to scan the drive(s) for more virus.
If u recently install any new hardware disconnect it until u finish load windows service pk 2.
Or try again re-installing windows remembering not to plug in any cards etc.