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I recently found a virus on my computer which my antivirus program quarantined but could not fix.
After looking on a few forums I followed directions to turn off my system restore and delete the quarantined file. At the same time I also ran adaware SE and deleted two more quarantined files in that program as well.
Unfortunately I didn't record the names of these files, so I can't say what they were.

No when windows starts it gets just past the initial startup screen and then flashes a quick BSOD before going to a screen giving me the option to start in safe mode, with last known configuration, etc.
Windows will start in safe mode, but because I had just turned off the system restore feature when this problem started I can't use that command at all.

I've used Windows recovery console and tried FIXBOOT and FIXMBR, but neither one worked. I also used the "Rebuild" subcommand within the bootcfg command to rebuild the boot.ini file, but that hasn't made a difference either.

Unfortunately this is about as computer savvy as I get so any other advice short of having to do a complete reinstall would be greatly appreciated!!
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You can use this guide to repair XP

Possibly, you will need to press the power button and keep tapping the delete key, (possibly F2) until the PC enters set up. Change the boot order to CD ROM Drive then hard drive, press F10 then press enter, load the XP CD then type Y then press enter, as it reboots, look for press any key to load from CD, press enter

You will need your XP product key to complete this

The XP Product Key is a 25 character alpha numerical code, which does not include the sequence OEM


If you have audio / video files which are subject to DRM you should check with the provider for known issues with performing an XP repair install

Click this to view the XP Repair Install Guide

Windows XP repair feature won't delete your data, installed programs, personal information, or settings. It just repairs the operating system

The XP repair install will look and run as a normal install, however, you must not see a request to format the drive


After running XP Repair you will need to install all Windows Updates

Microsoft Update
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Thanks so much! Your solution helped a great deal.

:whistling: :blink:
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Thank You for letting me know
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