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Hi there!

About a week ago I had alot of malware, spyware, yada yada yada. Took all the corrective actions given to me on here and everything was running GREAT! I haven't downloaded any new software and was using Windows Media Player when all of a sudden my computer just restarted and kept restarting. I tried to use the Last known configuration method in Safe Mode but nothing happened. I also can only use my computer in Safe Mode. I tried to find solutions posted on here but was unable to fix my problem. I did manage to download the Windows XP Setup on to 6 floppy disks. I tried to repair the problem with the disks but it isnt working or I am probably doing something wrong. I wrote down what it said on the blue error screen that flashes when my computer restarts it says: Multiple_Irp_Complete_Requests. Try disabling BIOS memory options such as caching or shadowing. ***STOP: 0X00000044 (0X8287F1F8, 0X00000D62, 0X000000000, 0X00000000) Also my Windows XP was already installed on the computer when I got it and therefore I do not have a Windows XP I am also missing one of my Recovery CDs that came with my computer. I do however have my Windows XP software key. Hope you can help me before my grad school project is due since everything is on my computer for it!!!! THANKS!!
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I did manage to download the Windows XP Setup on to 6 floppy disks. I tried to repair the problem with the disks but it isnt working or I am probably doing something wrong

What exactly did you do when you booted your computer using these disks. Did you go into the Recovery Console? If so, what did you do/type while in there?

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I read on the Windows XP page that I may be need to repair kernel32.dll so I attempted to follow the steps that were posted there but I was a bit confused as how to go about doing it, therefore I just exited the program and decided to post this on here. First it asked me for my administrator password which I know I do not have one on here cause I never set one up. According to their instructions I needed to just hit Enter after that it asked me to enter a number for something which I can't recall right now. I entered "1". After all of this the screen has C:WINDOWS\ this is where I am not sure what to type in since I am using my floppy drive I thought I would have to type in A: to get that prompt and than continue with the whole ren kernel32.dll kernel 32.old but it says bad command or not found something to that extent.
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Can you please post the link to the page which shows what you are attempting to do.

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Ok I just reread what was on the Microsoft page and it says that I must be missing the Kernel32.dll which I looked and its on my computer. So I am still stumped as to what I am to do.
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Well I ended up doing a System Recovery and now everything works perfectly so far. Thanks for taking the time anyways.
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