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Can't start XP even in safe mode


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This afternoon my computer just froze. After a while I manually rebooted using the off switch. It booted normally but froze on the "loading personal settings" screen.
I then tried to boot in safe mode, this stops on a line
"mulit(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition (1) \WINDOWS\system32\Drivers\NDISRD.sys"
I see from forums that NDISRD.sys could be a virus.

How can I get the computer up and running so I can attack the virus.
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NDISRD.sys is most likely part of Online Armor Firewall.
Do you have it installed?
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No I don't have this installed.

Repeated trys at starting seem to be no good.

I have tried to boot from the XP disk but as I try to change the BIOS to boot from the CD drive the system locks. I just seem to get 20 seconds or so before it locks. So far I have not even been able to switch to booting from the CD drive as I can't get it done before the machine freezes.

It is though someting has died.
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Try to re-seat RAM.
If you have more than one RAM stick, try to use one at a time.
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Thanks for your help, I've discovered the problem.
When I opened the case I fond that the heat sink fixings on the processor had broken causing the processor to overheat quite quickly and freeze.
I know this isn't a good repair but I have tied the heat sink down with a couple of paper clips bent to form new attaching points.
All seems well,however as the machine is nearly seven years old, it is now time to buy anew one before it completely falls apart.
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Thanks for your help, I've discovered the problem.
When I opened the case I fond that the heat sink fixings on the processor had broken causing the processor to overheat quite quickly and freeze.
I know this isn't a good repair but I have tied the heat sink down with a couple of paper clips bent to form new attaching points.
All seems well,however as the machine is nearly seven years old, it is now time to buy anew one before it completely falls apart.
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Another mystery solved :)
Happy shopping :)
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