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XP won't load... boot screen starts


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alright, I'll give it another shot.... Thank you for all your help, I'll let you know what happens
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OK, it's complete.... here's the readout:

Volume Created 07/13/05 05:53pm
The volume serial number is 34b9-0127
CHKDSK is checking the volume.....
CHKDSK is performing additional checking or recovery.....
CHKDSK is performing additional checking or recovery.....
CHKDSK is performing additional checking or recovery.....
110920792 kilobytes total disk space
61957148 kilobytes are available

4096 bytes in each allocation unit
27730198 total allocation units on disk
15489287 allocation units available on disk
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Cool...remove the cd from the drive.

If you still have the command prompt, type exit and press "Enter"

The machine should boot to Windows.
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I'm in windows but it took a really really long time load up. Sat on the load screen for a while, then solid black, and the windows opening screen, even the windows music was a little sluggish. Should that be expected the first go around?
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Its also running really really slow
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Yeah...

Now we're in Windows, at least. It's a little easier to fix when it's running.

How was it running before the boot failure? Did you install any new software before it happened? What kind of Anti Virus protection do you have installed?
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Yea, it was running really slow earlier today and the problem happened when i tried to restart. I installed Adobe Premiere on Thursday... and I have Norton Anti-Virus 2007 that runs every night
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Try a System Restore to a few days before the problem began...this will load up an older registry. That will hopefully eliminate the registry as the problem.
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It won't let me restore, I chose last Wednesday, it started shutting down, did its thing, started back up and said "could not restore"... should I try another restore point?
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As malware will often cause the problems that you describe, let's have a malware expert look the machine over and see if that's the case here.

Please go to the Malware Forum and follow the instructions found there.

That will give you several steps that will help you clean up 70 percent of all problems by yourself...then post a hijackthis log in THAT forum. Be patient, the Malware Forum is a very busy place and a two or three day wait is not unusual. DO NOT REPLY TO OR BUMP YOUR OWN LOG. If it shows a reply it may be overlooked as one that is being worked on.

Once you have posted a log in the Malware Forum, post a link to your topic there for me so I can follow along with what takes place there.
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here's the link: http://www.geekstogo...howtopic=144466
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Just took a peek at your log in Malware.

Do you have both Norton and AVG Anti Virus applications running at the same time? If you do, disable one of them and see if the performance improves.

As a side note, there are quite a few items listed in the log that I don't recognize...best to let an expert have a look.
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i have AVG anti-spyware 6.5 and norton anti-virus.. not AVG anti-virus
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Just out of curiosity, any idea why they are responding to other posts that are more recent but not mine?
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Each expert is comfortable working certain infections so they tend to choose topics that they feel comfortable with. I'll see if I can fast track it a bit.
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