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XP won't boot even in safe mode

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Zhuria, Jan 27, 2011.

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  1. Zhuria

    Zhuria Thread Starter

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    PLEASE help me :( After running out of suggestions I just did an older system restore, everything was fine. I did virus and malware scans, defragged, checked everything for errors, cleaned off unnecessary crap, etc. It was running a bit warm but otherwise fine. I was afraid to reset it (I just hibernate it at night) in case it did the same thing as before (not booting, but safe mode worked so I was able to restore), but I wanted to do a checkdisk so I rebooted it tonight.

    Checkdisk took forever, but it finished and rebooted. And then it didn't boot. All it does now it load the desktop background and that's it - no taskbar, no task manager access etc. When I rebooted to try again, it tried to do the checkdisk all over again. So I rebooted in safe mode. Now safe mode won't boot, it's at the black screen with white text and it's stuck at "giveio.sys"

    So I can't restore, I can't back up my files, I can't do anything.

    I'm officially panicking.

    Is there ANYTHING I can do at this point aside from take it in for repairs? I'm so afraid to lose my files :(


    ETA: This sounds similar to what I'm experiencing http://www.techsupportforum.com/forums/f10/giveio-sys-causes-lockup-207125.html and I do have SpeedFan installed.. Could someone walk me through removing it? I'm not so good with command line stuff..
     
  2. fel1x

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    http://partedmagic.com/doku.php to access your files and to back up

    its speed fam which is causing this but as you can not access the computer at all not even in safemode then options are limited

    MAY and i repeat MAY be possible by removing the fan controller (power lead) to cpu before booting to try to get to desktop

    wait for other posters
     
  3. Zhuria

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    Thanks for the reply! I managed to get in there and uninstall SpeedFan, but it didn't fix the issue. Won't boot, and safe mode is still hanging at giveio.sys

    At this point I am thinking some kind of boot sector virus. I'm going to keep doing my detective work. At least I have eliminated a few things.
     
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    think i am hovering around a bios reset especially with the speedfan issue, yes its uninstalled but there will be many registry items left
     
  6. Zhuria

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    Reset the bios, didn't work. Did scans with Avira and BitDefender, they found 2 spyware and 1 false positive, cleaned the 2 spyware even though I knew that wasn't the cause. Then did the bios reset.

    I know what it is, I knew it was hardware related all along. I'm pretty sure I must have got static on it and effed up my mobo that first day when I took it apart to fix the CD-rom. I was in such a tizzy I forgot to ground.

    Taking it in for repairs, I've tried everything I can try. Will let you guys know what they find.
     
  7. Noyb

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    I'd remove the HDD ..Put it in a USB Adpater ..
    You should be able to read it from a good computer and extract your Data.
    You don't have to boot to it to read it.

    If you take it to a shop .. I'm not sure you'll get your data back
     
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