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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by threeskull, May 4, 2010.

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  1. threeskull

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    Today i started up my pc normally and when it loaded the internet hadnt connected, so i checked device manager and the wireless adapter had a Code 10 error, so I decided to restart my pc. However when trying to restart it it now just freezes on the windows loading screen that has the little blue bar moving from left to right.

    I have tried loading it using Last Known Good Config and just Start Windows Normally and both come to the same result. I can get into safe mode but not safe mode with networking as it just doesnt load. I use windows XP and the only thing that I have done differently on my pc lately was to remove some malware, in which I followed the instructions given to me on here, but my pc has worked since then.

    I would like to avoid formatting my pc if possible as there are files on it that I would like to keep. Any help is greatly appreciated, cheers.
     
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    Unfortunately system restore didnt work, it still freezes on the windows loading screen. I tried using 2 different system restore points and both didnt work. Any other ideas?

    Cheers
     
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    In Device Manager - any yellow exclamation marks against the Wireless Adapter?
    Right click and Uninstall - restart your Pc.

    You will need to update the drivers once the Pc is up and running.
     
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    There werent any yellow ! anywhere on the device manager, however it was quite strange, under the network adapter part there were many things listed opposed to the 2 devices that are normally there. Whether this is because it was in safe mode or not im not sure, I tried to uninstall the one that i thought was the wireless adapter but I got a message saying it is required for the pc to boot so it cant be removed.

    And incase this is any use, when I try to boot into safe mode with networking and it gets stuck, this is the bottom line that it stops loading at:

    multi(0)disk(0)rdisk(0)partition(1)\WINDOWS\System32\Drivers\AVGIDSxx.sys
     
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    AVGIDS... is part of paid component Identity Protection.
    Are you using Avg?

    In safe mode [not with networking]
    msconfig
    Untick any entry for Avg>apply>ok>restart your Pc.

    A common problem according to the Avg forums - and no easy answer.
     
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    Strange, I only use the AVG free version so not sure why that is there, but anyway I have unticked the AVG parts and tried restarting with no change, also completely uninstalled AVG but still freezing on the loading screen. Appreciate the help so far, any further ideas?
     
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    Thanks for all the suggestions, strangely when I tried turning it on today it has loaded up fine, however I am still getting a Code 10 error on my wireless network adapter which I just cant seem to fix, I have tried reinstalling it several times and that does not work, always keeps the error.

    Do you have any suggestions for this or should I make a new topic in the networking area? Only thing I can think of is to try reconnecting the adapter which I will try to make sure the connection hasnt come loose or anything.
     
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    Think the adapter must have come loose somehow, opened it up and made sure the connections were on tight and its all working at the moment, thanks for your help.
     
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    Thanks for the update (y)
    If you now feel all is Ok - you can mark it solved - at thread tools at the top of the page.

    Make sure you download a new Anti-virus program - or we will see you back here too soon.
    http://www.avast.com/eng/download-avast-home.html
     
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