Major System issues

  Foxy1979 20:51 27 Feb 2008

Hi, please forgive me i am new to this sort of thing.
I am having issues with my P.C. My problems began (as far as i am aware) when i got broadband fitted at home earlier this month. Since plugging in my new Virgin Media modem my P.C is constantly rebooting.
at first the screen would just go black and the tower would simply re-start and then 2 mins after logging back in it would do it again, i contacted Virgin who told me to re-install Windows. I checked all the disks that came with the machine and the only one i have is "operating system installation CD" Windows XP home edition SP2. I dropped it in and followed the instructions. all was fine for all of 30 minutes when i was faced with a blue screen telling me that it was a "Stop Error" and it was doing a file dump????
This now happens as soon as i log in to my system.
The only way that i have got into it tonight is using "Safe Mode with Network".
I have sent hundreds of error reports to Microsoft, some are saying "Device Driver Error" but most are saying "Corrupt error report".
On top of that i don't thinjk that the install was completely fault free as i am now getting 2 install screens when i first load up (the few times it lets me in) one saying "TrayApps" and the other saying "photoGallery". I'm wondering wether it has half relaced the files but when it comes up it asks for a file path i have tried to put it on c:/ to search but nothing, i also tried D,E and F drive partitions but no joy. It's not even found on the install CD so i am completely lost.

The main question is "Do i need to format the drive and start again?" if so how and what do i need? or is there a fix (i have tried a Microsoft "Hotfix" and also a Malicious Software remover also from Microsoft).
Please help as it is really annoying now.

I look forward to any help that could be out there.


  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 20:54 27 Feb 2008

Repair XP by install over the top of existing system

1. Boot the computer using the XP CD. You may need to change the boot order in the system BIOS so the CD boots before the hard drive. Check your system documentation for steps to access the BIOS and change the boot order.

2. When you see the "Welcome To Setup" screen, you will see This portion of the Setup program prepares Microsoft Windows XP to run on your computer:

To setup Windows XP now, press ENTER.

To repair a Windows XP installation using Recovery Console, press R.

To quit Setup without installing Windows XP, press F3.

3. Press Enter to start the Windows Setup.

To setup Windows XP now and Repair Install , press ENTER.

DO NOT choose "To repair a Windows XP installation using the Recovery Console, press R", (you Do Not want to load Recovery Console).

4. Accept the License Agreement and Windows will search for existing Windows installations.

5. Select the XP installation you want to repair from the list and press R to start the repair.

6. Setup will copy the necessary files to the hard drive and reboot.

Do not press any key to boot from CD when the message appears.

Setup will continue as if it were doing a clean install, but your applications and settings will remain intact.

Repair XP
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  Foxy1979 21:00 27 Feb 2008

Thanks i'll try it straight away.
Kindest regards

  Foxy1979 13:13 29 Feb 2008

Unfortunatley this has not resolved any of the issues, does any one else know what i can do or do i have to format the hard drive and start again??

i look forward to the responses.

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