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Computer restarts after windows loading screen

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by GamerGuy, Jan 18, 2006.

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  1. GamerGuy

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    Ok, i have never had this kind of problem before. The other day i was playin on online then i stopped and went to be, with the computer on. I also know i have some virus called trojan GE . and its in the systeme 32 file and is called ridirv , i think that is how it is spelled .. anyways. i woke up and moved the mouse and the computer was showing the screen to pick between safe mode or last known ... start windows you know. anyways i click last know configuration and it doesnt get past the windows loading screen and just restarts over and over. I tried to take out some memory and use one stick. I dont know what else to try. Anyone that has had this problem please help ... thanks !:confused:
     
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    ok , i have decided to just format the drive , but when i get to the partitions section it wants me to creat one . But then when i choose the partition with 95598 it wont let me use that partition. I tired deleteing it then recreateing one and still wont let me. I have also tried making and extra partition and still says that i have to load the windows drivers or something, but i hit F6 when it asked for it. I loaded my drivers and hit enter to continue and all the following steps and i tell am not getting anywhere. any help would be helpful!
     
  3. crjdriver

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    Have you tried deleting ALL partitions on the disk and starting from there?
     
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    I have the same problem, only there was no virus on my compy beforehand. When I try to boot in Safemode, it stops at "mup.sys" and restarts. I'm running a LiveCD right now. Any suggestions?
     
  5. GamerGuy

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    yes i have deleted all of them , the only one i cant delete is the one with the total number of space of the harddrive , and it is named "unpartitioned space" @ 95606
     
  6. crjdriver

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    Ok, it is showing your disk as unpartitioned or unallocated. Can you create a partition in the unallocated space?
     
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    Note if you want to create more than 1 partition, use the backspace key to type in a new value for the partition size.
     
  8. GamerGuy

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    i can create one, it says here .. C: Partition 1 [new <RAW> ] 95598 MB (95597MB Free )
    Then i select it , after that it tells me this ...

    " To install windows xp on the partition you selected set up must write some start up files to the following Unknow Disk
    However this disk does not contain a windows XP-compatible partition.
    To continue installing windows xp , return to the partition selection screen and creat a windows xp compatible partition on the disk above. If there is no free space on the disk , delete and existing partition and then create a new one.

    I did all that i deleted it and made a new one, but evertime i make a new one and choose the new one that i had just made i get this every time... I have the maxtor cd... should i put that in and format the drive then try to install windows?
     
  9. GamerGuy

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    im gonna use the maxtor disk and set the drive to zeros and then try to install xp again. So i'll keep ya updated... thanks for the help much appreciated !
     
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