Problem Loading New O/S

  [email protected]© 18:56 06 Aug 2008

I am loading a new O/S as it was riddled with Virus. Problem is after installing it boots into safe mode and says Windows cannot continue setup in safe mode and reboots and keeps doing the same. What can I do please.

  Diversion 19:09 06 Aug 2008

If you format the H/D that you are installing to, it should wipe out any viruses that are on it.

  [email protected]© 19:13 06 Aug 2008

I know but it keeps doing as said above.

  MsTechie 20:03 06 Aug 2008

When you loaded the new O/S was it from a factory restore disc or a Windows disc?
With the factory restore discs you have to make sure you choose 'format partition' or words to that effect then it will you that all data will be lost.

Im guessing from the problems you have that you just reinstalled windows over what you had rather than a full format.

  [email protected]© 20:11 06 Aug 2008

It was a Windows disc. Although I kept getting a BSOD when booting from disc. So I had to go into windows and load from there doing a full installation.

  Eargasm 20:26 06 Aug 2008

I've had problems in the past with BSOD when trying to reinstall O/S after a virus, i found running "Killdisk" first has always sorted it.
There's a free version have a read under " Booting from a CD"
click here

  MsTechie 20:29 06 Aug 2008

OK, so you loaded the disc from Windows, and definitely chose 'full installation' and not 'upgrade'?
When you installed the OS did you choose the option 'install a fresh copy' or 'repair windows'

Don't want to sound condescending but to get to the bottom of your probs I need to know the full story.

  woodchip 20:31 06 Aug 2008

BSOD may be the CPU running hot with the summer sun. As above as you have just reloaded windows, you have nothing to loose use Killdisk the run the XP CD from boot

  [email protected]© 20:47 06 Aug 2008

I did choose and fresh copy 'full installation' and not 'upgrade'?
When you installed the OS did you choose the option 'install a fresh copy' or 'repair windows'

  Diversion 21:55 06 Aug 2008

Install fresh copy after running Killdisk, but using Killdisk may take some time it depends on the size of your hard drive.

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