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Windows XP corruption - wifdows, wafdows...

I was playing Far Cry last night, after a short session on the Internet, when a yellow flash appeared on my screen, followed by the PC freezing up. I had to press the reset button to re-boot.

When Windows ''opened'' remnants of Far Cry remained visible on the screen. I re-booted again and just had a garbled mess on the screen. I re-booted again and pressed F8 to start in safe mode. This is when I noticed that a lot of the options were miss-spelt, or corrupted - Wifdows instead of Windows, etc. Safe mode started OK,though and I could use the PC in this mode, but it will not start up in normal mode. It looks like a virus has corrupted my boot sector or registry... I am using AVG free 7.5 and have had no virus problems until last night...

I have an Intel 1.8Ghz dual-core processor and am using a Geforce 8500GT graphics card.

Any ideas would be greatly appreciated...!

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  • ricvee2005 Feb 12, 2009

    These are photos I found on a laptop forum...the symptoms are exactly the same as those that I am experiencing... Re-installing Windows apparently didn't help,unfortunately... They ended up replacing the motherboard and graphics unit, which was also a Geforce... The person who posted these photos managed to access their PC the same way I did - by pressing F8 and selecting "enable VGA mode". Re-installing the Nvidia driver from the original disk enabled me to improve the graphics settings,even though windows does not recognise my 8500GT graphics adapter anymore. Is there any hope of fixing this mess?

  • ricvee2005 Feb 13, 2009

    Problem solved! I removed the graphics card and am temporarily using the onboard graphics. I had to use the mother board driver disk to install the correct graphics driver.

    I suspect the adapter's CPU is faulty - causing the miss-spelt words in the boot-up menu..."wifdows, wingows,wafdows" ,etc.



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Nothing u have to do is just place a windows xp disk and repair your operating system

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