Windows 2000, reformat after virus

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p.cutillo

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I caught a virus on one machine that seemed to be connected to explorer. I did not have firewall at the time but had symantic works with the updates. I now have internet security. Anyway, upon conducting a format of the drive, which goes to 100%, the win2K starts to load. The OS loads only to 13% and stops at driver.cab. Then I get a blue screen stating:

Hardware malfunction, call your hardware vendor for support.
NMI: Parity check/Parity Memory Error.
The system has halted.
:confused:
Can anyone help??????
 
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so you saying windows never load after you format and install windows 2000 ?
 

p.cutillo

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natcom said:
so you saying windows never load after you format and install windows 2000 ?
that is correct! I tried reformatting in both ntfs (preferred) and fat32 and get the same results. :(
 

p.cutillo

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rgr that. I restarted the process. May take a little while. I'm assuming to check the ram with the file after win2K loads successfully?! Should I hook the pc back up to the modem and check before I load other programs like norton sysworks and internet security? :confused:
 
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the ram you can check before win2k load make a bootdisk and dont hook the moden or any USB divices only after windows 2k load with np
 

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how do I check the ram without a good OS load? Can u step me thru it?
I set the bios to optimal defaults. I let the memory check run.
I still get the same results. :confused:
 
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well use the machine you are on now and download the bootdisk to check your ram from dos is all on that site i give you
 
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