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Jack Anarchy

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I'm new so I'm not sure if this is the right section to post this but I'll ask anyway.

I have a problem starting up my Vista. It's a vista ultimate and I've never had a problem like this till fairly recently, I turn on my PC then it proceeds to the loading screen. One second later it gets a blue screen and restarts. Then it shows, Windows is unable to load with options of starting it on Safe Mode, With Last Known Configuration and Normally. I choose normally and it did the same thing, then I did a repair with the Vista CD, it started up normally after then.

But when I turned it on the following day, it does exactly the same thing. But this time, I choose to load it up on normal and I repeat it like 3 times before it finally boots up. Then after signing it, sometimes I get the same blue screen and it reboots again. This has been going on for 3 days now and frankly it's gotten quite irritating and I worry constantly that it might crash permanently and wipe out all my data.

Is there something wrong with the hardware or the software?
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Hi jack & welcome to Geeks2Go!

Well, your "constant worry" could easily be relieved by copying your data (by which I mean your documents, bookmarks, emails, contacts, pictures, mp3 files etc.) to another partition or a flash-drive or acd/dvd. This is something I wouldn't dream of neglecting to do, no matter how reliable or otherwise my PC was. It's just crazy not to and should be part of every pc user's daily or weekly routine.

Your OS problem could be malware, or at least you need to establish that it's not before looking elsewhere.

Go here and read the 'pinned' posts: http://www.geekstogo...o-Here-f37.html
Post a 'hijackthis' logfile on that forum and nowhere else
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Edited by pip22, 04 March 2008 - 10:33 AM.

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