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Twinkay

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Okay, so i come to you with problems so bear with me.

I have a HP pavillion laptop windows xp.
I think i got a virus back and tried to remove them with some anti spyware stuff but in the end i tried to reformat and this is what happens.
I have my set up disk in, i start up my computer.
Blank black screen with blinking _ in the top left corner.
After a bit of loading in this screen it says Press any key to boot from CD
a blue screen with Windows Setup is in the top right.
At the bottom it says "Setup is loading files" etc etc. Text flashes in the ( ) space beside.
a screen tha tsays "A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer. If this so and so" I think this is the blue screen "of death"?
SOMETIMES. it will go to a screen that gives me three options. I havent been able to get to that screen in a while.
If anyone has any ideas. Please let me know. Is my laptop roast? Or can i get it fixed? Thank you. Let me know if i need to include anything too.
 
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Okay, so i come to you with problems so bear with me.

I have a HP pavillion laptop windows xp.
I think i got a virus back and tried to remove them with some anti spyware stuff but in the end i tried to reformat and this is what happens.
I have my set up disk in, i start up my computer.
Blank black screen with blinking _ in the top left corner.
After a bit of loading in this screen it says Press any key to boot from CD
a blue screen with Windows Setup is in the top right.
At the bottom it says "Setup is loading files" etc etc. Text flashes in the ( ) space beside.
a screen tha tsays "A problem has been detected and windows has been shut down to prevent damage to your computer. If this so and so" I think this is the blue screen "of death"?
SOMETIMES. it will go to a screen that gives me three options. I havent been able to get to that screen in a while.
If anyone has any ideas. Please let me know. Is my laptop roast? Or can i get it fixed? Thank you. Let me know if i need to include anything too.


What happens if you take the CD out and tap your Function 8 key before Windows loads? Do you see an Advanced Boot menu with a list of options beginning with Safe Mode?

 

Twinkay

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Hrmmm, I tried doing that, but it brought me back to the blue screen that says "Setting up windows" Then it gives me the blue screen of 'death'.
 

Hermitt43

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Is you XP CD dirty? Does it have lots of finger prints on it?
Clean it then try it again.
 
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Does the BSOD (blue screen of death) have a stop code?

eg. STOP: 0x0000007b (XxXXXXXX, XxXXXXXX, etc..)?
 
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