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COMPUTER CRASHED? I think my computer has a virus. Alot of popups and anti virus software installed that I didnt installed and cant remove. Windows xp comes to the logo screen and keeps running not allowing me to get to my desk top. Do I need a new hard drive? If so, do I need windows re-installed. I dont have the disk. It was pre installed when I had this hard drive replaced. Its a Dell XPS.

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  • PRINCESJ73 Jul 23, 2008

    Cannot get into safe mode. On start up its saying floppy disk failure. I dont have a floppy disk. Windows logo keeps running and when that happens the key board doesnt work. I can get into F2 and F12. Even from there when I try safe mode it runs something and then freezes. Thanks

  • PRINCESJ73 Jul 23, 2008

    Thanks alot. I believe I already have this disk. This is the second hard drive already for this computer. Any special tips for installing?

  • PRINCESJ73 Jul 23, 2008

    I've tried the re-installation disk for windows and it didn't work. The windows logo still appears as its loading and nothing happens. The keyboard still doesn't work when this happens.



    Thanks

  • Fullmetal990 Oct 07, 2008

    Try and boot into safe mode, if that works, get Spybot search and destroy, update it and run a full scan, that should remove the viruses and spyware. If you cant boot into safe mode, then you'll have to re-install windowws. Mine was doing the same thing, luckily i was able to boot in normal mode and use S&D. The second time it happened, i had to completely format the drive

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See if you can get to safe mode. Write back to see if you can, and we will give you instructions on how to proceed from there.

Otherwise you will need a restore or winxp OS installation disk.

Posted on Jul 22, 2008

  • Hollyecho Montgomery
    Hollyecho Montgomery Jul 23, 2008

    You will need a Operating System installation disk.

    Since it is a dell, makes it a little easier, since there are so many out there. Do you know anyone with a Dell Computer, for most of Dell's Operating System disks work with MOST of Dell computers.



    What you will need to find is a friend or co-worker with a Dell computer (that has XP installed), that has the disks. Otherwise you will have to either call Dell and buy from them the re-installation disks, or buy a Mircosofts Version of Windows XP and use it to re-install your Windows XP.



    I am so sorry this is not an easy or free solution, but this is all that can be done at this point.

  • Hollyecho Montgomery
    Hollyecho Montgomery Jul 23, 2008

    Try this :




    1. Boot the computer using the XP CD.
    2. When you see the "Welcome To Setup" screen, you will see the options below
      This portion of the Setup program prepares Microsoft
      Windows XP to run on your computer:

      To setup Windows XP now, press ENTER.

      To repair a Windows XP installation using Recovery Console, press R.

      To quit Setup without installing Windows XP, press F3.

    3. Press Enter to start the Windows Setup.
      To Repair Install, press ENTER
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    4. Accept the License Agreement and Windows will search for existing Windows installations.
    5. Select the XP installation you want to repair from the list and press R to start the repair.
    6. Setup will copy the necessary files to the hard drive and reboot. Do not press any key to boot from CD when the message appears. Setup will continue as if it were doing a clean install, but your applications and settings will remain intact.

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You can download a simple software from here

http://www.southbaypc.com/NoAds/

You can add the pages also,

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use win  xp-sp2 0perating system..

it support all latest m/b..

 

ur computer is ok..dont burry. u have just a miner software or a virus problem..

 

for anti virus. i suggest u avg 7.5 .. u can download it from net just for free.

 

 

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