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XP not booting completely; restored, booted, but very choppy performance

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Zhuria, Jan 21, 2011.

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  1. Zhuria

    Zhuria Thread Starter

    Jun 30, 2008
    This was my original post in hardware (I felt sure it was hardware related)

    It was suggested I a) check to see if the CD-rom was actually reading disks in safe mode (it works fine), so I did a system restore to two days ago.

    It worked somewhat. It got further in the boot (I was able to ctrl+alt+del) and then hung. I started stopping nonessential programs to see if anything helped, when I stopped rstrui.exe Windows booted all the way. Then I realized that was the Restore program, so maybe I screwed something up. It booted but is still really, really effed up. It's slow as heck and just not working like it usually does.

    I'm not sure what to do. Or even where to put this. It could be a problem with XP or it could very well be some kind of virus (I'm running AVG in safe mode right now, typing this on my crappy Dell laptop). Basically just looking for someone to walk me through troubleshooting it.

    Thanks in advance; any help greatly appreciated as it's my work computer.
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