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I have Windows Vista Ultimate, my computer was running slow, so I decided to reinstall the OS. It boots with no problem and goes as far as setting up your computer. Then a window pops up stating windows installation inaccessible, asks to make sure that it is accessible, but I have no idea how to do this, can anyone help. (Note: Windows XP Pro installs with no problem)

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  • donaldhantzs Mar 09, 2009

    THANKS FOR TRYING CAJUN, BUT THE ONLY PLACE I CAN TYPE ANYTHING IN IS THE COMMAND PROMPT, AND IT WOULDNT TAKE, BUT CHECK THIS OUT, I HAVE A COPY OF XP PRO FROM MY DESK TOP AND IT LOADS FINE, BUT I CANNOT FOR SOME REASON HOOK TO INTERNET WITH IT, THEN I FOUND A FILE CALLED UNLOCKER, TURNS OUT FROM MY RESEARCH ITS A WORM, BUT HAVE HAD NO LUCK REMOVING IT. DO YOU HAVE ANY SUGGESTIONS? THX

  • donaldhantzs Mar 09, 2009

    THANKS FOR THE HELP, YOUR THE BEST, I FOUND "UNLOCKER" PROGRAM THAT I DIDNT KNOW WAS ON MY COMPUTER, RESEACHED IT AND FOUND IT COULD BE A TROJAN OR WORM, UNINSTALLED IT, WIPED DRIVE WITH DISK WIPER PRO 4 AND REINSTALLED OS, WORKED GREAT, THANKS FOR YOUR HELP

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Cenon i have ultimate, my computer was running slow,so i decided to rainstall the os

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Your missing the files that load the operating system. Put the vista disk back in, let it run and it will eventually ask if you want to setup or repair. Choose repair and then type "fixboot". That will fix your master boot record so the operating system can load.

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    Randall Trahan Mar 09, 2009

    And the plot thickends..

    On your first question: Yes, I know you only get the command prompt the "R" stands for "Recovery Console". Either "fixboot" or "fixmbr" is type there is a master boot record is corrupt and you can't boot.



    Second. Since you cannot hook up to the net then you can't get a copy of the anti-virus AVG. Its free and powerful. You're only option at this point is to do a system backup of all your favorite files, docs, favorites, email, etc. with Windows Backup. Then format your hard drive to wipe it clean. This will take care of the virus. Then reinstall everything...good luck let me know if you have any questions and let me know how it turns out.

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