xp 2008 help

  frontman555 21:50 14 Aug 2008

Hi folks,
I have had a quick look at the posts but could do with help on the spesific problem.

running XP pro
No backup or boot disk
had a trace of XP 2008 virus/pop-ups
computer shut down
When I turn the pc on I get the what mode would you like to start screen

In safe mode a screen of command thingys then
black screen with "safe mode" in each corner and mirosoft (r)windows(r) build ect ect, and the cursor (moves OK)

In normal and last good boot the windows xp screen comes on (10 secs) then just a black screen with the cursor which again mooves OK

any Ideas or help greatfully received

Cheers Col

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 22:00 14 Aug 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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  frontman555 22:11 14 Aug 2008

Cheers fruit bat and thank's for the fast response, I'm already on the case

Cheers col

  Strawballs 22:18 14 Aug 2008

what is the make and model? if it has a restore partition on the hard drive that will have any drivers needed.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 23:10 14 Aug 2008

But a repair (rather than a restore) should leave all your applications and settings intact.

  woodchip 23:12 14 Aug 2008

including the drivers

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