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Old 03-23-2005, 01:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Infinite Startup Loop Problem

Greetings...first time poster here.

I am having a problem with my computer and was hoping to ghet some feedback.

I recently got a virus on my computer and was quick to act. I ran a virus removal program, found the problem and removed it. I also ran Ad-ware and removed 3 problems.

Upon my next startup, my computer has been in an infinite loop. Sometimes it makes it as far as the login for Windows (after XP loads on the black screen) but then the computer jumps to a restart. It seems that it just keeps starting over as if somethig is off in the registry or boot.

Can anyone give me some recommendations as to how to go about fixing this?

Also, does anyone know of the various F key functions to use during startup?

Thanks in advance.

- Matt

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Old 03-23-2005, 01:18 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I don't know about the restart thing, it sounds like there is still a virus there. For the startup options press F8 as the computer boots Windows and select safe mode, see if you can start in that.

Also you could try to repair your Windows by booting from the CD if you have it.

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