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Possible motherboard issue???

I have a suspected virus, but I am unable to boot from cd or go into safe mode. After the normal boot screens, a screen pops up notifying me that windows(xp) did not shut down correctly and it asks if I want to start normally or go back to a known good point. Here lies the problem. The keyboard does not work at all so I cant scroll up or down to chose the diffenrent options. The only way the keyboard works is when I am in the bios menu. So it just counts down from 30 seconds and then windows trys to boot (unseccusfuly) only to restart and repeat this viscious cycle. I am a novice when it comes to computer troubleshooting, please help!

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  • hopeless2009 Aug 06, 2008

    Well, thanks for your help but like I said before, I am unable to boot from CD. The PC will not take commands from my keyboard when the "press any key to boot from cd" prompt comes up. (its not the keyboard bc I am able to go into the bios menu and navigate with it) Therefore, even tho I have the bios menu set to boot from cd, since I am unable to respond to the "press any key..." prompt, it will not boot from cd. It just goes back to the "sorry for the inconvience, but windows did not start correctly.." screen. Of course, on that screen it has some choices for me to make...start windows normally, boot from cd, boot from zip, and restart from last known good point..but I cant tab up or down to choose bc the keyboard is unresponsive in this menu also. Soooo, it counts down from 30 seconds and automatically trys to restart windows normally, only to repeat the process I just decribed above. DOH!

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Hi there,

I suggest you should repair your OS. Just insert your winxp cd installer and boot from cd.
there is Rapir option at windows installer option. just repair it and you will get your windows work again in approx. 30 minutes :D


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    You can try another boot cd like WINTERNALS or norton Systemwork bootable cd that can directly boot to cd contain without our confirmation.

    If this cd still dont let you enter any command from your keyboard, maybe you should try using USB keyboard and try to enter to windows cd installer again.




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