Windows XP boot up problems

  fstr 12:35 03 Apr 2004

Windows xp starts to boot up then stops and reboots. I have had to move my harddrive back to older machine I had to restore from disc to I presume work with chipset everything ok got I virus but cleared it then loaded sp1 since then this problem tried to restore but now asks for admin password which there is none but never asked for this before. I can get to the stage were I can run fixboot but not sure if this will fix the problem without losing data.

  VoG II 12:38 03 Apr 2004

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Have you tried just pressing Enter when it asks for a password?

  fstr 12:42 03 Apr 2004

yes I have tried pressing enter no good. still need admin password

  Indigo 1 15:22 03 Apr 2004

So it sounds like you didn't turn off system restore before doing a virus scan, is that right ?

Could be a virus hiding in sys res folder.

Don't forget to turn sys res back on afterwards.

  fstr 13:30 04 Apr 2004

vog managed to reinstall kernal.dll but no better thanks anyway. indigo 1 did yurn of restore before scan did not turn back on though installed drive as secondary and run scan no virus found but thanks

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