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Can't boot my gateway netbook after removing defender

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by MaMaMaria, Feb 19, 2013.

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  1. MaMaMaria

    MaMaMaria Thread Starter

    Feb 19, 2013
    I removed windows defender and since then I cannot get the computer to go past the windows screen. I have tried all of the advances options and none of them work. Help !!! PS there is no cd drive
  2. blues_harp28

    blues_harp28 Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

    Jan 9, 2005
    Hi, you will need to buy an External USB DVD Drive - similar to ones shown here.
    Try booting from the Xp install Cd.
    When prompted press [R]
    Choose Windows installation [typically by pressing [1]
    When prompted for password.
    Press Enter.
    Type chkdsk /r
    [note space after chkdsk]

    When fininshed.
    Type Exit
    And press Enter.

    The Bios needs to be set to boot [Start] from the Cd - it may already be set to do so.

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  3. Mark1956


    May 7, 2011
    There is also a method of using System Restore that should work, but you would still need a USB CD/DVD drive to do it. The advantage is that you would not need an XP disc, if you don't have one let me know and I'll post the instructions.

    Why did you want to remove Defender, it is integrated into XP so removing it will have damaged the registry, hence the problem you now have. If you didn't want it to run all you needed to do was disable it.
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