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This is going to be a long story. :) But Its needed to understand the issues.

A few weeks ago I was running window updates on my system. After having them installed I re booted. On reboot I notice I had lost all USB control.

I had read that this can happen after running updates and you have to remove SP2. I also read that continuing to update to SP3 can resolve the issue. So I did that :) - knowing how Windows hate to go backwards. After updating to SP3. I still had the same USB issues.

I figured that the drivers where corrupt and proceeded to try to update the drivers. Search the drivers alone was a lost cause so I went with a "driver updated". It was at that point I contracted a virus that attached solely to IE. I ran a Virus removal program that located a deleted the infected upon reboot. So i rebooted and it was gone. However now shortly after my system has started,... it freezes. ;)

The box isn't on long enough to do much of nothing. I even tried to do a Scan disk boot and that froze. :)

Right now I'm trying to run windows repair only get to the part where is ask "which Windows installion would you like to log into?" My only option is 1 - However after pressing 1 nothing seems to happen.

Please any suggestions or help would be great fully appreciated.


Side Bar:
I have other Hard drivers I'd like to us on this box however they were originally installed on a PC133 box, and my current isn't. Is there a way to configure the older hard drives to the newer box?
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