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Waiting for Re-install

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Baseball, Dec 27, 2010.

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  1. Baseball

    Baseball Thread Starter

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    I just reinstalled Windows XP Pro using a reinstallation CD provided by Dell. Everything proceeded as I expected from advice here in Tech Guy. Windows restarted, getting me to the black Windows XP startup screen where the little blue things race from left to right , except the little blue things have not shown up. In their usual place,for over one hour, it says simply, Please wait... How long should I wait? And what will happen if I strike a key or shutdown?
     
  2. rosiesdad

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    I would say make sure the cd is not in the drive, and restart the computer. Not much else to lose at this point.
     
  3. Baseball

    Baseball Thread Starter

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    Good point. That's probably what I'll do. But I will have to turn it off at the switch and then start
     
  4. JennyJackson01

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    Hiya Baseball.

    If that didn`t do any good, you could try rebooting from the CD and start the installation again, choosing to format the drive to give it a fresh drive to work on.

    Regards
    Jeny
     
  5. Baseball

    Baseball Thread Starter

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    I turned off the machine and started it up successfully. The reinstall worked, because my XP version is now service pack2 instead of 3 as it was before. I had hoped this would get rid of my main trouble, which is a rogue trojan called Antimalware Doctor. I have been unsuccessful in getting rid if it. It has overwritten or disabled many functions. I can't find it on the hard drive and I can't delete it through the control panel. My computer shut down because Windows detected a serious problem and closed to prevent more serious trouble. It also had these two lines(among others):

    DRIVER_IRQL_NOT_LESS_OR_EQUAL

    nqmvdgi.sys-Address B9EAF747 base at B9EAB000, DateStamp 4cd974eb
     
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