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Do you have a System Restore Point set that is before this happened?

If so, try a System Restore. Your data will be ok, but you will have to reinstall any applications and updates that were installed after that date.
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^ i don't think i have it
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How about your XP Installation CD...is it a retail version or an OEM Recovery version (Dell/HP/Compaq...)?
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i'm not so sure but i think it's a retail version, but on my other computer i have a XP Installation CD, if that helps
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Ok...just one more quick question... :tazz:

Have you installed Service Pack 2 (or perhaps it is on the installation cd)?
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yes, i installed service pack 2, i think maybe the DVD drive stopped working after i installed the sp2???

Edited by hajiwon, 09 January 2006 - 04:44 PM.

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Click Start then Run...type sfc /scannow (Note the space between sfc and /) and press "Enter". You will be asked for your installation cd, so have it handy. Wait for the scan to finish (this might take up to an hour). When it's finished, click Start then Run...type chkdsk /r /x (Again...note the spaces) and reboot when prompted. This will run on boot-up so restart will take a while...be patient.
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ok thanks wannabe1, i will try it but just a quick question, will this have any affect on the files that i have on my com??
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No, it won't. These checks simply look at system files and replace or repair any that are damaged or corrupt. They will make no changes to your data or settings.
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i'm sorry i dodn't tell you sooner, but i can't find the installation CD anywhere, i think i lost it ... is there any other way to fix it??
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Try running just the chkdsk /r /x
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^ ok i did and a DOS window popped up saying:

The type of file system is NTSF
Cannot lock current drive

Chkdsk cannot run because the volume is in use by another process. Would you like to schedule this volume to be checked the next time the system restarts? <Y/N>

should i put Yor N?

Edited by hajiwon, 09 January 2006 - 08:26 PM.

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Sorry for the delay...got called out for a few minutes.

Answer Yes to run on boot.
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ok after i rebooted it, it still doesn't work ... :tazz:
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Do you have any Roxio applications installed on your machine?

Let's also see if there might be a rootkit involved in this. Download, install, and run RootkitRevealer and see if it finds anything. Instructions and other information on this scanner can be found HERE.

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Edited by wannabe1, 10 January 2006 - 12:53 PM.

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