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Sam The Butcher

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I had a spyware problem, so i was guided to do a winxp repair install. Problem is, with about 34mins remaining I get a Error message of file not found, then the system just does nothing. Ive gotten past it a few times but the same message keeps coming up. I have my original cd and key. Dont know what to do.
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Howdy:

What file isn't being found??

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thnx for responding. It doesnt say what file isnt being found...thats just it. Just says "error" file not found
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Couple fixes to look at..

First Fix

Second Fix

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im srry please bear with me. I think it may be the first one. I hit shift+f10 but then have no clue where togo from there.
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I hit shift+f10 but then have no clue where togo from there.


What is showing on your screen when you hit f-10 ??

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a command prompt:
c:\WINDOWS\system32>
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this is just a shot in the dark but would the fact that i have a Linksys Router and am still connected to the internet and I have Protwall installed cause these problems?
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this is just a shot in the dark but would the fact that i have a Linksys Router and am still connected to the internet and I have Protwall installed cause these problems?


Probably.. If you look at item 3 on that first link I sent you to, it says to remove ALL extra devices...

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OK all devices are disconnected. As i was out all day i let the comp run all day. Im now at the point where Im at my original wallpaper with no icons and the error message filenot found popped up again. No file name. The icnons have not reappeared as of yet. But the activity light is still running on the comp. Should I letit run and see what happens or restart? This really baffles me
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a command prompt:
c:\WINDOWS\system32>


As per Fix 1: Change the prompt to one of the following - C:\Windows or C:Winnt, look for the Pnplog.txt file. This log file is only created during setup if there is an issue that is detected with hardware. The log file should include the hardware that Setup will skip on the next restart

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