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globaljoe

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A pal of mine has brought over to me a Dell desktop, precision 390 running XP Pro, apparently it has been running just fine for a long time, until now.
Apparently she was running a scan using Kaspersky 2012 and the fan started to run at an ever increasing speed and got very noisy and the CPU usage went up to 100%. So, when I checked it out I switch on I get to the XP screen showing two user accounts, if I click on account 1. using direction keys on keyboard, I get an error message saying "child not found, resources flux/topbar". I press the return key again and get "error parsing (wrong type or incorrect parameter: property, windrag.
I press return again and get "no parent property windrag". So I tried to log on using the second account which I get into without any problem everything seems normal until I try to do something, the usb mouse was not responding, I try it in all of the usb sockets, none of them work.
I tried to start up in safe mode, only now the system fan starts to pick up speed fast, and starts getting very noisy, I hit the off switch before the fan heads off for the stratosphere.
I booted to Ubuntu linux from the CD drive, everything ran fine, including the mouse, all usb ports working, so it is obviously a Windows problem. I'm wondering if there is any way I can get around this without re-installation as the owner does not have the original disk.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
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happyrock

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Please download ARCDC.exe from Artellos.com.
  • Double click ARCDC.exe
  • Follow the dialog until you see 6 options. ..pick The Windows version of the system you need it for
  • You will be prompted with a Terms of Use by Microsoft, please accept.
  • You will see a few dos screens flash by, this is normal.
  • Next you will be able to choose to add extra files if you want...not sure then you don't need any
  • The last window will allow you to burn the disk using BurnCDCC
Your ISO is located on your desktop.

if you don't have a burning program that will burn .ISO files go here and get burncdcc ..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 by clicking on BurnCDCC.exe
2. Browse to the ISO file you want to burn on cd/dvd ....in this case its XPRC
3. Select the ISO file
4. click on Start

once you have burned boot into it and select repair...guide is here
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Thanks Happyrock, this is going to come in very handy!
Thanks again for your time.
globaljoe.
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your welcome...be sure to post back here and let us know...
for the future if you have a user account that is borked and you do have a admin account that works...delete the junk account but when it asks if you want to delete the files...say no
you can then create a new user account...take ownership of the data and get the data moved to the new account
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