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I got a virus in the middle of switching antivirus programs. well the virus was a antivirus program not the one i was replacing the old one with. i went thru the steps of repair with the windows reinstall disks. when i get to the point of it rebooting in 15 sec. and it does reboot i let it go and i didnt hit F1 to do it from the cd rom and it comes up with this on a blue screen... stop: c000021a {fatal system error}
the windows logon process system process terminated unexpectedly with a status of 0x0000135 (0x00000000 0x00000000). the system has been shut down.
where do i go from here? what is wrong with my computer that it wont let me repair? also after its restarted it says...Alert! Os install mode enabled. the amount of available memory limited to 256MB. strike the F1 key to continue, F2 to run the system setup utility. if that helps at all? and i have to hit F1. i know im about mentally drained trying to figure this out.. so any help would be grateful beyond belief.. thanks linda

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  • grumpy1330 Nov 07, 2008

    also when i run the OPERATING SYSTEM cd i can get to the point where i can install xp again but it wont load all the files on it. i have to keep hitting ESC for i would guess 25-30 files i know this is not normal. so is there somewhere i can go to burn another OPERATING SYSTEM cd? because if i try to repair it it then asks for the ADMIN PASSWORD this was my mothers computer and she passed away earlier this year and i asked my sister if she knew it and she was like heck no! ive been using this computer for the past 3yrs and never once did it ask for ADMIN PASSWORD... but what i wondered was if the virus that i got on the computer between antivirus is what is causing this? and it is the ADMIN PASSWORD that is a hoax and thats why i cant get to REPAIR it? is that possible? also im not smart with computers so any help is grateful such as websites or spicific things to do:) thanks walter you are wonderful!!! linda



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It sounds like your Windows repair procedure did not work properly. This link from Microsoft explains in detail:;en-us;156669
The easiest solution would be to perform a fresh Windows installation.

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