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windows xp sp2 home, resets on boot... please help!


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it could be any number of those things....

if you're ok with losing the data, go ahead and format the sucker...

also do you have a cdburner on the machine you're on now?
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I have never had a problem like this...

yeah, basically I can't get through to the computer at all except thorugh a cd recovery which allows me to get to a strange command prompt which doesn't let me do anything... It looks like its just a big buggered problem...

Would an unexpected shutdown cause the ntfs.sys file to become corrupted? Or could it be the work of some sort of malicious software?

thanks for the help :tazz: I'll probably attempt to format it, if that fails (which I have this little ningling thought it just might), I'll have to get the warranty back... Yes it has a warranty oh thankgod...
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if you're ok with losing the data, go ahead and format the sucker...

actually, it does kind of suck as I was nearly finishing off downloading this huge file (i'm on slow connection), but next month I should have a faster internet connection so its not that big a deal.

also do you have a cdburner on the machine you're on now?

yeah I do...

Edited by culubalo, 21 October 2005 - 03:09 PM.

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OK, I finished downloading the iso you asked (took something like 30 hours but I suppose its worth the shot :tazz:), I just burnt it to a cd.

Interesting, what is happening now is that its getting passed the windows logo when its booting up but then its giving me the same error when it should load up the login screen with the same 0x00000024 message. Without the cd the error comes at me soon as the windows logo comes up.

I'll wait for your response, but reformatting seems to be the only alternative and I am seriously doubting it will work given all this shmuck the computer has been chucking at me...

Edited by culubalo, 22 October 2005 - 11:35 PM.

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so what happens when you boot from the cd?
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