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I have just removed the Crypto Locker virus from a friends PC, then I accidentally save /changed the user permissions in regedit (from the edit menu). I thought I had just cancelled, but must have left it with permission deny boxes ticked. Windows XP will now only boot as far as windows flag on the blue screen, but no further .. no user to choose from. I have tried everything I can think of to boot or into a safe mode, or from a XP disk, but nothing works. The setup lists an internal CD , but not DVD, which is what it actually has. I have also tried booting from external sata in an enclosure, but this fails too. It is critical that I get this PC working without losing anything . Any ideas PLEASE?

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Pull the hard drive, clone it, make sure you have the data. Then redo the machune

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SOURCE: XP won't recognize 2nd SATA drive and shows 1st SATA drive as drive F:

To get Windows to recognize the 2nd HDD, you have to initialize it in disk management.

As far as the drive letter for the OS install, that was caused by the HDD not having an existing partition and other drives in the system having one (Either USB Drive, Printer with a card reader, 2nd Internal HDD)

Here is a Microsoft article on how to change it, but you'll notice MS doesn't recommend you try it. (Personally, I can live with ah HDD with a drive letter other then C:, so can Windows.)

In the future, when installing XP, boot to the CD, run the install to the point of formatting the hard drive. Once formatted, turn off the computer, reboot to the XP install again, the HDD will be assigned C:

As far as the drivers go, they needed to be installed in this order:
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SOURCE: ''Can't load kernel file'' error message on boot up

try to boot in the safe mode and tell me what happens

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SOURCE: can't boot my Dell Optiplex GX280 from the

u need to use the sata drive floppyor windows xp corporate with sata drivers. can download from torrents.

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SOURCE: Blue Screen c000021a

boot system into safe mode. locate the icon for my computer. right click and go to properties. locate the computer name tab and select it. find the radio button for "change" and click it. rename the computer to something considerably shorter then what you have. the system cannot boot and complete the logon process if the computer name is longer than 200 "bytes"

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SOURCE: Can't factory restore dell inspiron 531 (windows xp).

You might want to try going into setup and setting your boot drive options to DVD drive as your 1st, HD as 2nd and Floppy as 3rd. Put your windows disk in the DVD before boot and run the program from DVD.

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Sounds like you have been hit with crypto locker virus.

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If your operating system is Windows 7 Starter edition, the customization is disabled. Consider upgrading to Windows 7 Home Premium or other edition for these features.
BTW . I found a hack for the wallpaper change in Windows 7 starter edition. if you want to try,
1. Click start and type regedit in the search box or run
2. Go to "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Control Panel\Desktop\" folder and click on it
3. On the right hand side you will find a bunch of entries. Find the key named "Wallpaper" and double click on it and put the path of the picture you want as your new wallpaper (example path is "C:\Users\Big Dan\Pictures\new wallpaper.jpg")
4. Right-click on the "Desktop" folder in left pane click Permissions.
5. Click "Advanced"
6. Go to "Owner" tab, highlight your name in the box that says 'Change owner to' ( There are only two choices the other is Administrator )... once your user name is highlighted click "OK"
7. Click on "Advanced" again
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9. Click "Add"
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How to enable regedit affected by virus

1. go to run - > cmd -> type cd \windows\regedit.exe

2. go to run -> type gpedit.msc - > expand User Configuration - > expand Administrative templates -> select system -> on the right side p anel double click prevent access to registery editing tools - > select disabled - > hit apply and ok.

3. Google for hijackthis.exe from trendmicro -> download the application -> execute the hijackthis application -> accept the aggrement ->click on do a system scan and save a log. -> locate option that reads regedit.exe or registry or sounds like referring to registery editing tools -> check mark the option and click on Fix checked.

Try above 3 options one by one if 1st one doesnt resolve your problem.

Best to have a free antivirus like AVG or Antivir to avoid virus issues.

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I think my laptop has a virus because when i attempt to open run and type "regedit" a window will appear it say "registry editing is disable by your administrator" i am the administrator but i did not do...

to make sure you´re virus free try another antivirus.
Go to:
and run the online scanner ( works with Internet Explorer only, I think ). It is pretty accurate and might find something that Avast missed.

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Whenever i run regedit.exe ,after sometime window dissappears

Hello Friend,

Dont install two antiviruses it is not recommended
1.It slow downs the computer
2.There is a clash between two antiviruses .so they dont detect any viruses.
3.Try Kaspersky Antivirus or Kaspersky Internet Security..trial period 1 month

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Cannot install Office 2007, vista. Tried, tried, tried, for 3 days. Did everything everyone said, nothing works. Can you help me and possibly walk me through it? Thanks Aggie

be very careful when you ask to edit the registry. becasue these are runing files for the operating system. any changes made to the regitry will affact the operation of the system.
to edit the registry. you need to backup the registry before you edit it. just in case something happen you should be able to reverse back.
to backup registry:type regedit in the run box. import & export. select the entire registry and export to a cd, usb, or floppy.then follwoing the direction edit one line. no more, and do not play in the registry.
Click Start, click Run, type regedit in the Open box, and then click OK. In Registry Editor , locate and then click the subkey that is listed by the error message. (in your case, it would be HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINESOFTWAREClassesSketchObj.SketchInk) On the Edit menu, click Permissions. Under Group or user names, click Everyone.Under Permissions for Everyone, click to select the Full Control check box. Click OK. Quit Registry Editor. Run the Setup program for your Office program.

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Cant Change Folder View Setting - XP SP2

Set, view, change, or remove special permissions for files and foldersTo set, view, change, or remove special permissions for files and folders:
  1. Click Start, click My Computer, and then locate the file or folder where you want to set special permissions.
  2. Right-click the file or folder, click Properties, and then click the Security tab.
  3. Click Advanced, and then use one of the following steps:
    • To set special permissions for an additional group or user, click Add, and then inName box, type the name of the user or group, and then click OK.
    • To view or change special permissions for an existing group or user, click the name of the group or user, and then click Edit.
    • To remove an existing group or user and the special permissions, click the name of the group or user, and then click Remove. If the Remove button is unavailable, click to clear the Inherit from parent the permission entries that apply to child objects. Include these with entries explicitly defined here check box, click Remove, and then skip steps 4 and 5.
  4. In the Permissions box, click to select or click to clear the appropriate Allow or Denycheck box.
  5. In the Apply onto box, click the folders or subfolders where you want these permissions applied.
  6. To configure security so that the subfolders and files do not inherit these permissions, click to clear the Apply these permissions to objects and/or containers within this container only check box.
  7. Click OK two times, and then click OK in the Advanced Security Settings forFolderName box, where FolderName is the folder name.
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