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Loritutor

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Hi Smart Folks::)
I thought my problem was malware, but they referred me over to this forum. Here is the link to that topic: http://www.geekstogo...ot-t197646.html
Anyway, this happened a day or two after Verizon FIOS tech installed a wireless adapter to my PC and upgraded our service. But because I couldn't run virus or malware scans, I assumed I was infected. I tried different utilities to clean it, but still the PC would not boot normally. I even took out 1 gig of RAM because I thought that it might be faulty. So it is only running on 512, but the problem is still there.
It is possible I messed up some registry keys when I was doing my "fixing". Also, I can't locate the Windows XP CD to do a re-install. Any advice? Thanks a million, Lori :)
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Well I don't think this is your problem but it doesn't hurt to try.

While in Safe Mode, go to Start>Run>Msconfig

Over here your going to want to click on BOOT.INI

Make sure that the /SAFEBOOT option isn't selected. If it is, then thats most likely your problem. If its not then sorry.
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Hi!
No, that wasn't it, but I appreciate your trying to help. :)
I sure wish I knew more about editing registry keys...
Since it lets me boot into safe mode and I can access the Administrator account, I have some hope. Thanks again!
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[size="2"]Decided to bite the bullet and re-installed Windows XP. Whatever this was is no longer relevant. Hope it never happens again.
It's great to know you folks are here when our computers start to go ballistic. Have a great weekend, geek-people :)
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