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I formated my hard drive due to a rookit virus. I then installed the windows angelical but when the windows is loading the pc shuts off and provides a error.

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Boot the pc up into something like Kill Disc then format the HD then try and install windows again if this fails try booting into HD Regenerater repair the HD then once this has completed fully try and reinstal windows this should solve the problem.

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