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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.

http://www.simplyguides.net/guides/prepare_second_hdd/prepare_second_hdd1.shtml

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.)

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/223188/en-us

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:
Desktop System Software
Chipset
Video
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Network
Modem

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

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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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Dont install two antiviruses it is not recommended
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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 below.to edit one line. no more, and do not play in the registry.
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