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BIG BOOT PROBLEM!!!!

I have an old Compaq Presario 5008, that was riddled with malware, viruses, and everything else.  I recently used a program called "boot and Nuke" to erase all data on the drive, which took forever, but when it finished, I rebooted like the instructions said to do.  Afterwards, I got the Compaq Screeen with a nlinking cursor, trying to reinstall Windows XP Pro SP2.  After 3-4 tries, I got very frustrated.  The next thing I realized, was that the power button didn't work, one of the lights on the CD Burner only ligth up Red, none of the hardware devices would run(which I tested on my New Computer-They Worked), and the screen would not display anything.  I am Really in a jam here any and all help would be appreciated, thanks in advance.

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  • Alexander Selby
    Alexander Selby Jan 09, 2008

    thats what I tried, but it still does the same thing, I even tried formatting the drive on my new computer

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You should have erased the system root directory,( the Windows XP installed drive). the boot sector still has the winxp boot information, but does not finds any file on the drive, were they are supposed to be.

You have to Install a fresh copy of winxp, with the winxp boot cd.

Posted on Jan 09, 2008

  • M Karthikeyan
    M Karthikeyan Jan 10, 2008

    Dont try to reinstall the windows, as the installation drive is clean, this will not work, You have to boot your system with the winxp cd, and install a fresh copy of windows installation.(not reinstall)

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Start your PC and press F8 several times until the boot menu comes up. Then select "Safe Mode with Networking". Now get some or ALL of the FREE programs below.

Download, Install and Run Malwarebytes Anti-Malware:
http://majorgeeks.com/download.php?det=5756
When Installing choose the non-pro version.

Download, Unzip, Install and Run TDSSKiller:
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Download, Install and Run Super Anti-Spyware:
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If you have an outdated Anti-virus program then Download, Install and Run Avira Anti-Virus:
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Make sure to select ALL of the "threat categories" when you install or configure Avira...

You should be in pretty good shape if you run and install all of these programs.

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Start your PC and press F8 several times until the boot menu comes up. Then select "Safe Mode with Networking". Now get some or ALL of the FREE programs below.

Download, Install and Run Malwarebytes Anti-Malware:
http://majorgeeks.com/download.php?det=5756
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If you have an outdated Anti-virus program then Download, Install and Run Avira Anti-Virus:
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Start your PC and press F8 several times until the boot menu comes up. Then select "Safe Mode with Networking". Now get some or ALL of the FREE programs below.

Download, Install and Run Malwarebytes Anti-Malware:
http://majorgeeks.com/download.php?det=5756
When Installing choose the non-pro version.

Download, Unzip, Install and Run TDSSKiller:
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Download, Install and Run Super Anti-Spyware:
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If you have an outdated Anti-virus program then Download, Install and Run Avira Anti-Virus:
http://majorgeeks.com/Avira_AntiVir_Personal_-_FREE_Antivirus_d955.html
Make sure to select ALL of the "threat categories" when you install or configure Avira..

You should be in pretty good shape if you run and install all of these programs.

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Start your PC and press F8 several times until the boot menu comes up. Then select "Safe Mode with Networking". Now get some or ALL of the FREE programs below.

Download, Install and Run Malwarebytes Anti-Malware:
http://majorgeeks.com/download.php?det=5756
When Installing choose the non-pro version.

Download, Unzip, Install and Run TDSSKiller:
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Download, Install and Run Super Anti-Spyware:
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If you have an outdated Anti-virus program then Download, Install and Run Avira Anti-Virus:
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Make sure to select ALL of the "threat categories" when you install or configure Avira...

You should be in pretty good shape if you run and install all of these programs.

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