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Big problem. Computer restart.


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as of now, I'm typing on this forum on an alternate computer.

My main computer seems to have gotten a virus.. I turn on the computer, and it all works out fine, even gets passed the blue "welcome" screen.

just then, it restarts.


I'm sorry if thats so little information, but could anyone help? it would help ALOT!!



the computer runs on Windows XP
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Howdy and welcome to G2G:

What is the make and model of your computer?

Also, do you have an original Microsoft install cd or one of those Recovery/Restore cd's?

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It's an Emachine T2862

I don't have one of those microsoft cds ><


thank's for replying
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What do you have for an XP cd?

Did it come with XP installed or did you upgrade from there?

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Edited by Murray S., 26 March 2008 - 03:02 PM.

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I'm pretty sure it came with XP installed.. if not, I'll find out.

sorry for the inconvenience >_<
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Hopefully you have SP2 installed. Try pressing F8 when you see the eMachines logo during boot. The should give you the Safe Mode Selection Screen.

First select Turn off automatic restart so if you are getting an error, you will get a blue screen with the error information displayed. Copy it and post here.

Next, boot to that screen again and select Last known good configuration, see if that fixes it.
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Does anyone know if a Dell Windows XP re-installation CD is used on an IBM thinkpad laptop will it damage the IBM in anyway?
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It won't work, and even if it did would load the wrong drivers ... so not a good idea.
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Didn't think it would work..but I just thought I'd make sure..Thanx
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