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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-28-2004, 11:40 PM Thread Starter
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Help with computer

ok its my friends computer... and she didn't give me much info... here goes
when she turns on her computer it will go to the Windows xp logo (the black screen that starts up after a few seconds) and it will just get stuck there.. nothing more... she says she cannot turn it off and the only way to is unplug it from the wall...
i asked her what was the last thing she did and she said she thinks it was an email she opened that said (lol its funny) some get rich thing that basically ask her to fill out out some info (like a survey) and then that's when it messed up... she wasn't sure it was exactly that but that was the last thing she remembered

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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-29-2004, 09:34 AM
 
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depending on whom the computer manufacturer is she might have to get her XP cd and run a repair on the xp operating system. The registry probaly got screwed some how. Pm me if you got any other questions.
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post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-29-2004, 12:05 PM Thread Starter
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depending on whom the computer manufacturer is she might have to get her XP cd and run a repair on the xp operating system. The registry probaly got screwed some how. Pm me if you got any other questions.
~mike
cool thanks.. ill find out... so a repair not a restore right

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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-29-2004, 01:46 PM
 
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sounds like a virus

Can she press F8 during the bootup screen and get the option of Lask Known Good Configuration, if so try that.
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post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-29-2004, 02:06 PM
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Pull out the hard drive, put it in a good machine and do a virus scan as well as a spyware scan. If that doesn't fix it then it's possibly a hardware problem.

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sounds like a virus

Can she press F8 during the bootup screen and get the option of Lask Known Good Configuration, if so try that.
ill find out.. havn't talked to her since tuesday...

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Pull out the hard drive, put it in a good machine and do a virus scan as well as a spyware scan. If that doesn't fix it then it's possibly a hardware problem.
i better get some sex after this hahah j/k... well if its offered... haha j.k.. not really

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