Posted 10 March 2007 - 11:37 AM
Posted 10 March 2007 - 12:21 PM
Anyway, your problem may not even be virus related, but I thought you should be aware of that all the same.
I imagine a full re-install of Windows is your best option, as it's going to be near impossible to run any diagnostic or correction programs if you can't read their dialog boxes.
Posted 10 March 2007 - 12:24 PM
Posted 10 March 2007 - 12:26 PM
Posted 10 March 2007 - 04:37 PM
Posted 10 March 2007 - 04:43 PM
Click start then run, type prefetch then press enter, click edit then select all, right click any file then click delete, confirm delete
Click start, all programmes, accessories, system tools to run disc clean up, click more options, clean up restore points, watch the processor light and only click OK when it has stopped flickering
Click start, all programmes, accessories, system tools to run disc defragmenter
Click start then run, type sfc /scannow then press enter, you need the XP CD
You can also start this with task manager, file, new task, type sfc /scannow then press enter
Windows File Protection will show a blue onscreen progress bar, when the bar goes, reboot
The next bit is optional, though it will repair any errors in system restore
1. Click Start, click Run, type %windir%\inf and press enter
2. Locate the Sr.inf file, (listed as Sr), right-click the file, and then click Install.
3. In the Files Needed dialog box, click Browse. Locate the Sr.sy_ file in the i386 folder of the Windows XP CD, click the file, and then click Open.
4. When the installation is completed, restart your computer.
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
Posted 10 March 2007 - 04:50 PM
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