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Pc reboots after i try to login


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Hi kinyo,

:D

Lets proceed with repair. Do you still have the original windows installation CD?
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I just checked in my binder. I have Windows 7 Recovery disk 1, 2 and 3. Is there a 4? All I have is 3.

I made these myself. I never got a Windows 7 CD. It was already on the PC
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That's great. Now well have options for system restore, full backup restore and a whole gamut other useful tools.

When was this CD made?
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Was done about 18 months ago when I got the PC :D
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Hi kinyo,

Lets try system restore first.

Insert the Recovery Disc 1 in the CD tray then boot from the CD. The instructions for booting from a CD can be found here.
  • Click Repair your computer.
  • Select the Windows installation you want to repair, and then click Next.
  • On the System Recovery Options menu, click a system restore to open it.
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  • Choose a restore point date prior to when the problem began

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I have 2 options:

1. Completely Restore System to Factory Defaults
- All data will be deleted

2. Restore Operating System and Retain user Data
- Restore only the operating system of your PC to the factory defaults. Files from your user accounts will be transferred to CL\Backup.
- This option will not remove persistent viruses or malware.


I have very important files on my PC, is there any way we can do option 2 and you can help me save those files?
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I have very important files on my PC


How big are these files and where are they located in the drive? Just to be sure, we can use OTLPE to backup those files to another drive.
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I can fit them all on my 4 GB USB stick. But the thing is I cant use XP anymore. it won't let me back in.

Most of them are screenshots of purchases and bank statements, and some office files.

Most of them are located in My Documents

I will have to re-download my 600 GB movie library :D Only took me a week to get it

Edited by Kinyo, 13 January 2011 - 08:51 PM.

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I can fit them all on my 4 GB USB stick. But the thing is I cant use XP anymore. it won't let me back in.


Cant you create a another one? If not, here's an alternative - its faster.

On the clean computer.

Creating a bootable USB using xPUD
  • Please download the following files and save it to the desktop
  • Insert the USB device to make bootable to the computer. (Make sure that no other USB's are inserted)
  • Double-click on unetbootin.exe to run
  • Select Disk Image, ISO and in the space provided, enter the path location of xpud-0.9.2.iso (ex. C:\Documents and Settings\yourusername\Desktop\xpud-0.9.2.iso)
  • Select USB Drive type and the drive letter assigned to your USB stick.
  • Click "OK" and wait until the program finishes. You now have a bootable xPUD.
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Please note: if you prefer to create a bootable CD using xPUD, you may download the ISO image found here and burn it to a CD.



On the infected computer.
  • Reboot your system using the xPUD bootable USB you just created.
    Note : If you do not know how to set your computer to boot from USB follow the steps here
  • Your system should now display a xPUD desktop.
  • Select on the File icon; on the right pane click on the "mnt" folder and highlight "sdb1" - this is your USB device.

    sda1,2...usually corresponds to your HDD
    sdb1 is likely your USB

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  • Back your important files using copy paste much like how we do it in windows.

Please note: If you have an ethernet connection you can access the internet by way of xPUD (Firefox). You can perform all these steps on your sick computer. When you download the download will reside in the Download folder. It can be found under the File tab also. You can similarly access our thread by way of this OS too so you can send the logs that way.
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Sorry for the long delay. I had to format the USB.

I got it all done but on the infected PC when I set it to USB boot. It says: "BOOTMGR is missing. Press Ctrl+Alt+Del to restart"

Can I get that file somewhere?
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Thats weird. Can you try creating the boot usb one more time. (Run unetbootin with administrator privileges this time)

Edited by Salagubang, 13 January 2011 - 09:40 PM.

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Still says the same thing.

After it is done installing on the USB. It asks me to reboot or cancel. I just click cancel because I use the USB on a different PC. Is that why it wont work? Or is there any way I can download just the BOOTMGR file?

I did it as administrator, but it still does the same thing.

Edited by Kinyo, 13 January 2011 - 09:47 PM.

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Hi kinyo,

You're doing it correctly. Have you tried running unetbootin with administrator privileges (in vista)?
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I have yes. Still missing the file.

Edit: How about running it in compatibility mode for XP Sp2? Will that matter?

Edited by Kinyo, 13 January 2011 - 09:48 PM.

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Ok. Burn the xpud.iso into a CD then boot from it.

It seems xPUD USB is having a problem with the hidden partition on your harddisk

Edited by Salagubang, 13 January 2011 - 09:55 PM.

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