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Old 04-12-2005, 06:43 AM   #1 (permalink)
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my friend had brought a system of his to hostel for our use there.. it has been 2 yrs since he has brought it.. Celeron-1.2 GHz, 40 GB HDD, Mercury motherboard, 128 MB SD RAM (for study purposes). I hav installed XP thrice on it. each time after installation after 2 days when the OS is selected from boot menu , screen goes blank. other OS is 98.i tried it in safe mode and formatted two drives in which the OS was installed twice(3 drives :first installed in C:, then in D:, now 98 in C:,XP in D:. i didn't format E: drive since all necessary data was moved in it.
I scanned with AVAST once which showed some files in E: to be infected with Walla virus , it couldn't be repaired.. we don't have the mother board CD as it was lost and thus can't set up VGA & sound drivers for 98,, anyway to obtain drivers?????? plz help....

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Old 04-12-2005, 06:49 AM   #2 (permalink)
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There's people on here who know much more than me and will be able to help you further but I think the problem may have something to do with too little RAM. If I remember rightly, XP needs at least 256MB to run properly.

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I would format the entire drive and install 98 first. You can get drivers for the motherboard at the manufacturor's web page or you can try www.driverguide.com
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actually, XP requirements say 128 MB is recommended, 64 MB is okay but limits features. But the RAM is still low, however. Maybe the XP is pirated?
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Old 05-24-2005, 08:50 PM   #5 (permalink)
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maybe that system is just simply to old to support xp.
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Old 05-24-2005, 09:02 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Not possible. If my dad's 700mhz Duron and TheMajor's 200mhz Intel Pentium MMX can handle it, then that thing can and have some room to spare.

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ok bro here is how to fix the worm.
press: cntrl+alt+del -> click the processes tab
look for one entries:
wizard.exe update.exe toolbar.exe support.exe q322593.exe fun.exe faq.exe
If you see any of those, end them.

Now that you have that done, go to start -> run -> type 'regedit' Now your registry should come up. navigate here: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT>txtfile>shell>open>command

On the right... you see (default)
make sure that the data is pointing to your system32 folder.
then right click and hit modify, make sure that ends with %1

do the same with HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\txtfile\shell\ open\command

In the registry again navigate to:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE -> Software -> Microsoft ->
Windows -> CurrentVersion -> Run

delete this entry on the right, Win32 = "%System%\Win32.exe

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