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makihara

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Hello

I've had a problem with my PC regarding a restart loop which i can't get rid of.

So i thought i'd try a system repair, booting from the windows xp disc.

After about 20 tries the computer booted from the disc.. Only for windows setup to halt after finding a corrupted file "hidusb.sys".

So i tried again and i got to the option menu this time. I pressed enter, F8 for the licencse agrteement and then "r" for repair.

A progress bar came up saying my hard drive would be checked. This would apparently take a few minutes depending on hard drive size. It's now been 20 minutes and the things still on 0%.

Should i trun off and try again or leave it?
Has anyone heard of something like this before?

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Can you boot into your computer normally at all? Can you boot into Safe Mode? The fact that your computer is restarting automatically leads me to believe your computer is infected with a virus, in which case a repair installation will not work.

I suggest you go to the Malware Forum and run all the steps located in the START HERE. These self-help tools will help you clean up 70% of problems on your own. If you are still having problems after doing the steps, then please post a HiJackThis Log in THAT forum.

If you are still having problems after being given a clean bill of health from the malware expert, then please return to THIS thread and we will pursue other options to help you solve your current problem(s).

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I've already got a topic in a seperate froum and we've determined i need to do a windows repair.

I cannot boot into safe mode, last known working config, or anything whatsoever.

So i cannot produce any hijack logs and im really certain its not a virus anyway.

So if anyone could actually help me with my windows repair function that'd be great.
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Take a looksy at my signature for the link on doing a Repair Installation of Windows XP. :tazz:

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thanks but i'm having problems that id din't find an answer to in you're guide.

After pressing "r" i got a progress bar for checking my hard drive which stayed at 0% for nearly 20 minutes. What may be the problem there?

I'm now having trouble booting from the disk since my dvd rom drive is a bit dodgy.

Is there any way to boot to my CD RW drive which isn't listed in the boot sequence?

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Try booting into the recovery console instead (Hit R at the first screen. If you can get there let me know.

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i can't even boot the cd anymore

i've always had problesm with this dvd rom

would it go smoothly if i just removed the dvd-rom and set my cd-rw (which works) as a master.

i'm worried now because even if i replace the hard drive i can't boot a cd to reinstall windows!!!!!!!!

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