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Computer can't get past Winfast screen

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Ashfire45, Jan 4, 2011.

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  1. Ashfire45

    Ashfire45 Thread Starter

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    I'm terrible with computers, and I think I've made the problem worse by messing around with the Set Up...Keep in mind I'm a simple country bumpkin.

    It began when last night when I was on my computer; an antivirus software that I haven't seen before popped up and started scanning, and it found a gigantic number of viruses and trojans and keyloggers, etc. The computer takes it upon itself to shut down suddenly. I start it back up, and the boot up starts looping.

    For whatever silly reason, I thought going into Set Up (By pressing Del when it gets to the Winfast screen) and messing around with the options would help. I put everything to optimized settings...but then, when that didn't work, I put it to default settings. It started giving me an error about floppy disk failing (40), but I fixed that.

    However, now it loads Winfast, goes into a black screen, and then on to a lighter shaded one; then it freezes. It won't respond to my ERD Commander either; infact, it won't respond to anything.

    I would LOVE to fix this problem without having to delete my files; I have animations on my computer, my novel, homework on my computer...What do I do!? :(
     
  2. Ashfire45

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    Uhoh. I tried something called Super Boot and now it won't even get to the Winfast screen. V.v
     
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    This is assuming you`ve got the original XP installation disk and if you don`t have that, you might have a problem fixing it and you can ignore the rest of this post.

    Put the CD in the drive and boot from it using either a BIOS setting in setup or pressing one of the F keys although which one will be dependant on what motherboard it is but it should show when you first start the computer. (Probably F8, F9 or F10).

    When it`s loaded the default drivers, go into the Recovery Console, choose your Windows installation, usually 1 C:WINDOWS and just hit Enter when it asks for the administrator password. At the flashing cursor type in chkdsk /r (note the space between k & /r) and leave it to run until it tells you it`s finished. Type exit and now reboot the machine.

    Jenny
     
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