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Old 09-01-2006, 10:38 AM   #11 (permalink)
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His computer starts up fine in Safe Mode. SHould I do a Windows Repair?
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Old 09-01-2006, 10:48 AM   #12 (permalink)
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Is the startup hard drive new? Bad sector might cause the problem. I had the same problem as you before and I found out there was one bad sector in my hard drive and it affected a dll and make windows can't start up. But I can start safe mode because it skips that dll, so you might take a look of your hard drive.
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Old 09-01-2006, 01:30 PM   #13 (permalink)
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It is a brand new hard drive. How do I see if Windows startup is missing some files?
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Old 09-01-2006, 02:22 PM   #14 (permalink)
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www.knoppix.com and a vast amount of knowledge on Windows start up files.
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Old 09-01-2006, 03:46 PM   #15 (permalink)
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Well, It looks luike you need a new harddrive for startup. Get a smal one for startup and the other as a slave.
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Old 09-01-2006, 04:54 PM   #16 (permalink)
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How can I tell if I got a defective hard drive?
I'm not going to buy a new hard drive because this one is brand new SAMSNUG 160GB SATA 3.0GB.
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Old 09-05-2006, 12:48 AM   #17 (permalink)
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Still need help please
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Old 09-05-2006, 08:31 AM   #18 (permalink)
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How about we check for Spyware, Malware and Viruses ?

Get some nice programs and run them, maybe u alreadsy cought something
Panda Antivirus
Lavasoft Ad-aware
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Old 09-05-2006, 11:19 AM   #19 (permalink)
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Start your computer in safe mode, then "Run" -> "msconfig"
select the "Boot.ini" tab and check "/SOS" on, click ok and it will ask u for restarting the computer. Restart it and start it up in normal mode, you might find out what driver is stucking the windows start up.
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