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Reformat / Hard drive issues

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Twinkay, Apr 11, 2010.

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  1. Twinkay

    Twinkay Thread Starter

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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.
     
  2. Saga Lout

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    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?

     
  3. Twinkay

    Twinkay Thread Starter

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    Ah ! yes i do
     
  4. Saga Lout

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    Highlight Safe Mode with Networking and run the malware scans again to try to fix the system. Beyond that, I dare not comment further.

     
  5. 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'.
     
  6. Twinkay

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    anyone?
     
  7. 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.
     
  8. Twinkay

    Twinkay Thread Starter

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    No, it's clean
     
  9. Ruthers

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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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