Dell running XP won't boot, seems stuck in some kind of loop. Ple
Posted 03 November 2012 - 03:54 PM
Posted 03 November 2012 - 04:37 PM
Posted 04 November 2012 - 03:38 PM
- Download dumpit and save it to your flash drive.
- Insert the USB drive and CD in the Sick computer and boot the computer from the xpud CD again
- The computer must be set to boot from the CD
- Gently tap F12 and choose to boot from the CD
- Follow the prompts
- A Welcome to xPUD screen will appear
- Click the File tab
- Expand mnt by clicking the plus sign to it's left
- sda1,2...usually corresponds to your HDD
- sdb1 is likely your USB
- Double click dumpit.
- It will create some MBR copies on the USB drive.
- When it completes press Enter to exit the Terminal window.
- Press File
- Expand mnt
- Expand your USB (sdb1)
- Press Tool at the top
- Choose Open Terminal
- Type cp /mnt/sda2/boot.ini ./boot.txt and press enter
- Type cfdisk -P s /dev/sda >drives.txt and press enter
- Shut down the computer
- Remove the USB drive, then locate on it mbr.zip, boot.txt, and drives.txt, and upload these as attachments please.
Things to see in your next post:
Posted 04 November 2012 - 06:03 PM
I'm attaching the mbr.zip file and below is the drives.txt file
Partition Table for /dev/sda
# Type Sector Sector Offset Length Filesystem Type (ID) Flag
-- ------- ----------- ----------- ------ ----------- -------------------- ----
1 Primary 0 96389 63 96390 Dell Utility (DE) None
2 Primary 96390 302086259 0 301989870 HPFS/NTFS (07) Boot
3 Primary 302086260 312496379 0 10410120 CP/M / CTOS / . (DB) None
Posted 05 November 2012 - 07:12 PM
Posted 06 November 2012 - 03:30 PM
Download drivers.zip 160.54KB 42 downloads and extract its contents to a folder on your flash drive.
- Download Farbar Recovery Scan Tool and save it to a flash drive (unless you already have it)
- Download ListParts and save it to the same flash drive (unless you already have it)
- If you don't have the OTLPE cd anymore please recreate it:
- Download OTLPENet.exe to your desktop on a working computer
- Ensure that you have a blank CD in the drive
- Double click OTLPENet.exe and this will then open imgburn to burn the file to CD
- Reboot your infected system using the OTLPE CD
Note : If you do not know how to set your computer to boot from CD follow the steps here
- As the CD needs to detect your hardware and load the operating system, I would recommend a nice cup of tea whilst it loads
- Your system should now display a Reatogo desktop.
Note : as you are running from CD it is not exactly speedy
- Navigate to the folder containing the drivers.zip files on the flash drive
- Right-click on the iaahci.inf file and click install (it will take 20 seconds or so to detect your drive if it works)
Icon will look like this:
- If you are prompted to reboot do not reboot
- Navigate to My Computer and see if your main drive is present (you can check by opening it and verifying the Windows and Program Files directories are present)
- If OTLPE picks up the drive we win and follow the rest of the instructions. If not let me know and I will get back to you.
- Run FRST by navigating to the flash drive then open FRST.exe
- The tool will start to run.
- When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.
- Press Scan button.
- It will make a log (FRST.txt) on the flash drive. Please copy and paste it to your reply
- Run ListParts by navigating to the flash drive then open ListParts.exe
- Press the Scan button.
- When finished scanning it will make a log Result.txt on your flash drive.
- Please post me the contents of the log.
Things to see in your next post:
Posted 06 November 2012 - 04:18 PM
Posted 07 November 2012 - 05:50 PM
Posted 07 November 2012 - 06:33 PM
I have a usb floppy drive. Now to dig out those old floppy's-- there's some blank ones around here somewhere.
Thanks again for your help.
Posted 07 November 2012 - 07:13 PM
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