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hunitasi

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Hi,

I just went thru some serious virus cleaning, the virus is gone but also my IE, Windows Media, search, system restore etc. All other programs run fine, there's internet connection, all other progs can do their updates. BUT IE shuts down 1-2 sec. after it starts to load, the other progs that I mentioned simply won't start up.
How can I fix this? Thanks.
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Click start then run, type sfc /scannow then press enter to replace the system files, you need the XP CD and get a blue bar, reboot when the bar goes

Go to Microsoft Update

http://update.micros...t.aspx?ln=en-us
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It doesn't work. tried 3 times, nothing changes. I'm trying to repair XP with the reinstall CD but it keeps shutting down at the "Installing devices" then set up restarts and it keeps repeating .
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I also get this



Error: The D:\I386\NT5INF.CAT catalog file could not be found. Error code !, fatal error
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And it now turned bad to WORSE. I got to the point where I wanted to just re -install the OS. New thing: after the initial loading when the window comes up "install", "repair" or "quit" when I hit enter it says it can't find a hard drive. I ran all the possible diagnostics -checked out OK, i reset the PC to factory default and still no hard drive. Please help.
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Where abouts did you get your copy of Windows XP?
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hunitasi

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Dell re-install CD that has been used before when I got my hard drive...
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Thank you for getting back to me. If none of the above work then please do try THIS.

Why am I suggesting this? Just incase you might have things still on your computer.

If nothing else works then you MIGHT have to re-do (re-install) your OS.
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Hi Tony, well things got alittle bit worse than that now, it seems that it's ahardware failure:
http://www.geekstogo...topic=60152&hl=
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Thats not good,

lets try and get the fixed :tazz:.

Have you ever partitioned your hard drive at any stage and un-did the partition?
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No. I don't think so.
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