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ok. Will try repair installation. Will advise when complete. Please keep thread open until I repost.
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We'll be around :)
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Sorry about my Malware post. I am an expert. I actually make a living fixing computers for people. I encounter the odd problem I've never seen before (always learning which is a great thing with computers) and then that's when I use these forums.

bob21197, do you have a C: drive? Are all your files including your operating system saved in your F: drive? Are you using partitions? It's unusual to see someone’s hard drive on F:.
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Oddysee - yes I have a partitioned drive. My operating system is on F and my document storage is on c - just the way it worked out.

Broni - repair installation was not successful. The last reboot resulted in a black screen with the Windows XP logo in the middle and a "Please Wait" under the logo. It remained that way for more than an hour with no visible activity. At that point, I restored to a previous operating system image in order to get back in operation. Is the black screen normal and did I take action too soon?
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Well, it looks like you're a smart person, who keep backups/images.
I hope, you didn't lose too much data.
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Didn't lose anything serious. That is one reason that I keep my document files on a different partition from the operation system. I am still experiencing the problem with bad images after the restoration. Any idea why the Windows repair failed? What should I do next?
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Unfortunately, Windows repair installation will not always work.
As a matter of fact, in many cases, clean Windows installation may be your only option.
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I was afraid of that. Any general guidance regarding a clean install?
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See here: http://www.michaelst...nxpinstall.html
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Thanks. Sounds like a wonderful way to spend a 4th of July weekend!
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Hahaha...
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Glad you enjoyed that. Any idea what the real source of this problem is?
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Not really. Gremlins exist and sometimes, Windows gets corrupted beyond repair.
Hopefully, there are no any hardware issues.
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I build the machine in Feb from all new components. That does not rule out hardware issues, but it seems less likely. Will advise when clean install is completed(tomorrow or Monday).
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Cool :)
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