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Windows XP Pro will not boot/ combofix problem?


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EWWWW not a good sign.
That error in 99.99999% of the time means a format and reinstall
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since I have a partitioned hard drive (xp being on the C), is it possible to copy all of the D drive onto an external hard drive? Usually a reimage of the C does not affect the D, but just to be safe
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Try this...if the drive is in good working order you should be able to backup D with no problem using this method.
Good ideal as with any format there is always a possibility of something going wrong.

Get Puppy Linux Download this file:
puppy-2.16-seamonkey-fulldrivers.iso
and burn it to cd
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if you don't have a burning program that will burn .ISO files get burncdcc from my signature below ..a small FAST no frills iso burning program...

NOTE...do not put a blank cd in until burncdcc opens the tray for you
1. Start BurnCDCC
2. Browse to the ISO file you want to burn on cd/dvd ....in this case its puppy-2.16-seamonkey-fulldrivers.iso
3. Select the ISO file
4. click on Start


make sure in the bios the cd drive is the first boot device....

put the cd in the cd drive..boot your computer....puppy will boot and run totally in ram...if your hardware is in good working order you will know...
after you get it running and your at the desktop...you take the puppy linux cd out and then you can use the burner to copy all yor data to cd/dvds
you can also use it to backup your data to a external usb harddrive..You must have it hooked to the computer when you boot up with puppy.
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Oh I realized I have most of everything already backed up on a exterior hd, so I wont need linux (too bad). You are sure that a Reimage/ Reinstallation of Windows XP Pro should fix it? That's what I plan to do.
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A fresh installation at this point is the only way.
I can't guarantee it will work but it is the best option at this point.
With everything backed up then formatting and installing the OS fresh there should be no issues at that point.
You will have to do all the windows updates again.....nojoy :)
But then you would have as near new as you can egt with the OS system
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Thanks for all your help anyway and at least I also won't have to deal with malaware either (knock on wood)
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Well we leave this topic open till we know you are up and running again.
If you need more help just reply and we will answer asap
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