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I ran the test overnight, for about 8 hours and 20 minutes. The test showed it had completed without an error about 30 times. What do we try now? Also, have a look at this, http://www.geekstogo...mp;#entry922975
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You did not install any new hardware or software recently have you?
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Well, no software I can't recall installing any new software and for hardware yes and no. Yes because I did switch around my hardware as in to which USB port it is connected changed and then new drivers were installed for that but no because the peripherals were the same; external hard drive, memory card reader, printer, scanner and webcam.
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Do you happen to have a XP CD on you?
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Yes I've got the Windows XP Home Edition cd with me however now on my computer I've got Windows XP Home Edition SP2. What do I to do?
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The last two times I restarted my computer I got this error message before I had to push the reset button to boot the computer up.

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Have you tried to do a system restore to a time before these errors occurred?

If you can keep the computer stable long enough and you have a CD/DVD burner slipstream SP2 with your XP CD which will help if you need to do a repair install..

Slipstreaming Windows XP Service Pack 2 and Create Bootable CD

How to Perform a Windows XP Repair Install
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I cannot remember when the errors started so not sure where I should go back into system restore. If I do a Windows XP Repair Installation will I lose my system settings, programs, start menu etc. ?
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I cannot remember when the errors started so not sure where I should go back into system restore. If I do a Windows XP Repair Installation will I lose my system settings, programs, start menu etc. ?


Some of your settings will be lost doing a repair install. You will need to reinstall some programs and download the updates again. Try a system restore back to when you can remember it being stable.
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Nuts. What is wrong with the freezeups lately posting.

Edited by Whiskeyman, 09 March 2007 - 12:51 PM.

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Going back to the beginning of this thread, I doubt if your computer is clean of malware. If it is not, it's possible that you run a repair and have problems cropping up latter. Pip22's suggestion that you post first in the malware forum is correct.

About running a repair, if the xp cd you have is the one which was installed on the computer (meaning sp2 was downloaded later) you can use it to run a repair installation. During this process you will loose all windows updates, including sp2, and will have to download them again. If the original disk was xp+sp2 you will not be able to run the repair.

Generally speaking I am not too enthusiastic about xp repair because many times you end up with more problems then you started with. I use it only as a last resort.
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Yes I actually was just about to post asking whether I should post in the malware forum and check that first cause I think all the problems are being caused due to the virus I had several weeks back. However, before posting I have to do certain things, one of which being to clear out all past system restore points, this means I will not be able to do a system restore. Do you'll think I should go ahead with it or try the system restore first? Also, if I do a system restore what 'exactly' would change in my computer?
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Don't even mess with system restore until instructed to after receiving help with a HijackThis log. Go post the log.

Read this;

You Must Read This Before Posting A Hijackthis Log, Required steps before posting your log.

Then post a HJT log here;

Malware Removal - HiJackThis Logs Go Here
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There should be no harm in running system restore first. My experience, however, is that if you got malware in your computer it will not disappear by restoring to previous date. Restoring can be very helpful but quite often it is of limited results if any at all. Like I said, no harm trying.
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I did start a post in the malware forum. Let's see what they say, incase you'll want to see here's thelink to it. Also, while going through the system restore points I saw that I had installed DirectX and Microsoft Office, I can't remember whether the problems started after that though.
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