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Exit from Recovery Console, remove CD
See if it will now boot
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It booted and I was able to log in successfully.
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Is that THANKS
Do you wish help with cleaning up and running further checks
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I don't know what other problems may exist, other than overuse of the system partition.

I left my reply open-ended (i.e. no "it works fine now" or "thanks for the help") because those would indicate that I thought this was done.

I still don't know what caused the "blank blue screen" that was occurring prior to the system being unable to boot, meaning that there could still be other problems.

So yes, further help would be great.
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Go Start
Click run
type "sfc /scannow" without colons.
You may be asked to insert the XP CD.
This is system file checker and it will not report a result unless it finds corrupted files that it cannot repair.
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When you have done that please go Start, Programs, Accessories, System Tools, System Restore and establish a restore point.

Then download this please
http://www.cpuid.com....1.95-setup.exe
It is a monitoring system
Please run and check fans and temps.
Load the system by opening a few windows and grpahics and then check the temps.

Then download this please
http://www.atribune....id=25&Itemid=25
It will clean out ALL your temp files etc. It will also delete any passwords saved for websites etc, but not Windows passwords. So pls ensure you know the passwords for any websites you are registered with and have saved on the site.

Please tell me in your next post what anti-virus and spyware you use.

Edited by Macboatmaster, 06 September 2010 - 05:07 PM.

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The only temp information PC Wizard only tells me the temp of my HDD.

Antivirus: avast!4.8 Home Edition
Antispyware: Spybot - Search & Destroy 1.6.2.46
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You should see this under temps and fans.
Click on Tools and run a system test stability.
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Avast and Spybot are OK, but these two are highly recommended by this forum
MalwareBytes Anti-Malware and SUPERAntiSpyware
http://www.malwareby.../mbam-setup.exe
http://downloads.sup...AntiSpyware.exe

Please run them making sure you disable Avast and Spybot first.
I would recommend you keep them on the computer but of course NEVER run more than one anti-virus and more than one spyware together.
I am NOT authorised on this forum to advise on Malware removal, so if MBAM finds anything please go to the Self Help Malware forum and follow the advice there.
Then come back here, if you need to, when you have satisfied yourself that All is in order or you have if necessary asked for a certified Malware advisor to help and been given a clean bill of health.

Edited by Macboatmaster, 06 September 2010 - 07:42 PM.

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The attached image reflects what occurred during the test.
systest.PNG

The only listings under the tab for temperature, voltage, fans are for my HDD. They are:

Hard Disk Monitoring S.M.A.R.T
Hard Disk ST3160812A 38°C

I assume this means that there are no other sensors of temperature, voltage, RPM, etc. accessible to this program within my system.


I have MBAM installed on the system, but it doesn't do continuous monitoring. Avast is only on the system for continuous monitoring. I have never heard of SUPERAntiSpyware, but I have heard that antispyware works best in tandem as long as only one program is running at a time.
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I realise the free MBAM does not provide real time protection, but I did not of course know you had it. I presume you have updated and performed a quick scan. DO NOT USE THE FULL SCAN it is unnecessary.
Have you run ATF cleaner.
PLease now follow this and report if loading is quicker and programs open quicker.
http://support.micro....com/kb/310353/

Edited by Macboatmaster, 07 September 2010 - 01:41 PM.

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I have run ATF cleaner.

After the clean boot, the log-in and boot times were faster, understandably because less things were launched at startup, but program load times (i.e. Firefox) were not appreciably shorter.

Next step?
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Press Ctrl, alt and delete
When Task Manager opens, click the performance tab and report how much actual physical memory is available
Then click the processes tab and click the mem usage sub tab. This will display your mem usage on an increasing scale. Please see what is using the higher amounts of memory especially if the actual memory available is lower than 512mb.

Go back to msconfig and see what services are running please. Post these as a screenshot.

Edited by Macboatmaster, 08 September 2010 - 04:07 PM.

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Grab your Windows disc, boot to the recovery console and do the following:

cd \windows\system32\drivers

ren ntfs.sys ntfs.old

copy cd:\i386\ntfs.sys drive:\windows\system32\drivers

Replace drive: with the letter of your CDROM
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Pls do not think I am saying YOU are wrong, I will stand corrected but would the chkdsk /r and the sfc /scannow I advised him to run not already have ensured that those were in order.
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