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woodworks

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    Will NOT Bootup!
    « on: June 02, 2008, 10:01:47 AM »
    This is the best I can tell you as to what happened:
    I was surfing the net.  A few times my webroot came up and said it blocked a site known for spyware.  No problem.  It finally locked up and firefox finally shut down.  I was also running IE7 at the same time.  It seemed fine so I tried to get back into ebay. It locked up and finally shut down.
    I tried to get IE back up and get back into ebay and it was real slow. So I decided to reboot and see if that would solve the problem.
    It will now not reboot in ANY mode.  I've tried all of them. It just keeps starting over and over. 

    stevejohnson1958

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    Re: Will NOT Bootup!
    « Reply #1 on: June 02, 2008, 10:10:19 AM »
    If you're computer is continually rebooting over and over...my bet would be a malware infection, but don't hold me to it.

    Are you stating it won't even boot into Safe Mode?

    woodworks

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      Re: Will NOT Bootup!
      « Reply #2 on: June 02, 2008, 10:20:36 AM »
      Correct.
      I can't get it to boot into anything whatsoever.  I was going to boot into safe mode and do a spysweep, but I can't do that.

      stevejohnson1958

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      Re: Will NOT Bootup!
      « Reply #3 on: June 02, 2008, 10:24:57 AM »
      What operating system?

      woodworks

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        Re: Will NOT Bootup!
        « Reply #4 on: June 02, 2008, 10:29:26 AM »
        Windows XP Professional SP2

        stevejohnson1958

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        Re: Will NOT Bootup!
        « Reply #5 on: June 02, 2008, 10:33:36 AM »
        Have you tried repairing the operating system, by booting from the OS cd and selecting the installation you'd like to repair?

        Please note:  There may be the possibility of some data removal when atttempting a repair of the Windows XP operating system?

        woodworks

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          Re: Will NOT Bootup!
          « Reply #6 on: June 02, 2008, 10:36:22 AM »
          No, I haven't. 
          What installation do I want to repair?

          stevejohnson1958

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          Re: Will NOT Bootup!
          « Reply #7 on: June 02, 2008, 10:40:32 AM »
          Assuming you only have Windows XP installed on your computer...follow the directions for Windows XP, listed here:  http://www.computerhope.com/issues/ch000627.htm

          woodworks

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            Re: Will NOT Bootup!
            « Reply #8 on: June 02, 2008, 10:47:13 AM »
            Well, before I saw your last post, I went in and inserted the disk. I'm not sure what it is doing, but last I saw, it was doing something.  I will have to let you know what, if anything after I see. 

            I printed and read a bit of the link you gave.  It says I need admin password.  I don't have one. 
            It also says I need to have some experience using MS-DOS...I have NONE.

            So I'll go see what it is doing now. Will let you know.
            And thank you.

            woodworks

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              Re: Will NOT Bootup!
              « Reply #9 on: June 02, 2008, 10:50:11 AM »
              Well it is asking for the password and I have none.
              What do you suggest???

              stevejohnson1958

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              Re: Will NOT Bootup!
              « Reply #10 on: June 02, 2008, 10:52:04 AM »
              Continue without entering any password.

              woodworks

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                Re: Will NOT Bootup!
                « Reply #11 on: June 02, 2008, 10:53:11 AM »
                How?  It won't let me

                woodworks

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                  Re: Will NOT Bootup!
                  « Reply #12 on: June 02, 2008, 10:55:56 AM »
                  I try to just hit enter and it says invalid password. 

                  stevejohnson1958

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                  Re: Will NOT Bootup!
                  « Reply #13 on: June 02, 2008, 10:57:48 AM »
                  Enter the Administrator password...are you the Administrator?

                  woodworks

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                    Re: Will NOT Bootup!
                    « Reply #14 on: June 02, 2008, 11:06:17 AM »
                    Yes!   I'm the owner!
                    I didn't set up a password in the begining of installing the os.