Geekzone: technology news, blogs, forums
Guest
Welcome Guest.
You haven't logged in yet. If you don't have an account you can register now.




377 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 1


Topic # 7967 25-May-2006 09:12
Send private message

heya I am having another problem with my laptop, when I go to turn it on its alright but the problem is, is that the part where it says Windows XP loading it stays on that screen and doesn't load up what can I try??




      

View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic
 1 | 2
28 posts

Geek


Reply # 36596 25-May-2006 17:40
Send private message

did u try booting into safe mode (keep on pressing F8 when the BIOS screen appears)



377 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 1


Reply # 36600 25-May-2006 18:16
Send private message

umm I have tried it in safe mode and that doesn't work, it wouldn't be of a virus (I don't think) coz I have had a virus before and it didn't work like this




      

 
 
 
 


Stu

Hammered
4788 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 970

Moderator
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

Reply # 36601 25-May-2006 18:42
Send private message

Sounds like malware.



377 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 1


Reply # 36714 26-May-2006 13:52
Send private message

yeah probably, does anyone know anyway of getting it off my computer on start up please?? thanks allot bye





      

Stu

Hammered
4788 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 970

Moderator
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

Reply # 36721 26-May-2006 14:17
Send private message

If you can't start windows at all you might have to get the drive out and scan it in another PC. The usual tools are 'Spybot - Search & Destroy' and 'Ad-Aware'. You could also try Ewido. Microsofts Window Defender is an option but it can be resource hungry for realtime protection. All worth a go to sort out the problem though.



377 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 1


Reply # 36723 26-May-2006 14:21
Send private message

I can't do that coz I don't think I  have the right tools and I don't know how to link my laptop hard drive to my desktop computer




      

28 posts

Geek


Reply # 36728 26-May-2006 15:12
Send private message

What u can do is create a BartPE cd using ur desktop with the neccesary plugins,like antivirus/spyware etc . Then pop it into ur laptop and boot from it..scan/repair ur laptop.Check out http://www.bartpe.org/ for instructions on how to create a BartPE cd. Or if you have the installation cd for win xp,u can boot into the recovery console and attempt a repair..



377 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 1


Reply # 36745 26-May-2006 18:21
Send private message

heya thanks for that, I downloaded the XP startup disk onto floppy but it asks me for the administration password and I put in the admin password that I chose in the F2 part when the computer first turns on and I put the password in and everything and then when I put the windows xp disks through it then says that the password is invalid, (the password they ask for is the admin password) so I will give that a go




      

Stu

Hammered
4788 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 970

Moderator
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

Reply # 36748 26-May-2006 18:39
Send private message

You should try to boot to your XP Install CD. Just after the disk gets started it will ask you if you want to repair. You don't. Continue until it actually shows you where the existing installation of Windows is and then select 'Repair' to do a repair install of windows. There is a chance you won't get that second repair option if your install disk is not the same disk you used originally.

Just to clarify. The first 'Repair' option you get takes you to the recovery console, which is no good to you for this problem unless you know exactly where the problem is in the windows system AND know how to fix it manually. If you think you can get through this using the console then go for it, just be careful. The second 'Repair' option does an overwrite install of windows which takes your system files back to original and will need all the updates etc done to it once complete.



377 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 1


Reply # 36750 26-May-2006 19:52
Send private message

oh yeah I forgot to mention that this computer's disk drive doesn't open so we need to get a new one lol so I can only use floppy disks




      



377 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 1


Reply # 36751 26-May-2006 19:53
Send private message

NeoTech: You should try to boot to your XP Install CD. Just after the disk gets started it will ask you if you want to repair. You don't. Continue until it actually shows you where the existing installation of Windows is and then select 'Repair' to do a repair install of windows. There is a chance you won't get that second repair option if your install disk is not the same disk you used originally.

Just to clarify. The first 'Repair' option you get takes you to the recovery console, which is no good to you for this problem unless you know exactly where the problem is in the windows system AND know how to fix it manually. If you think you can get through this using the console then go for it, just be careful. The second 'Repair' option does an overwrite install of windows which takes your system files back to original and will need all the updates etc done to it once complete.


My laptop didn't come with one, they said that it's so called in the computer itself thats why I got the stuff on floppy disks but when I continue with the floppy ones it says to put in the disk so I don't know what to do




      

Stu

Hammered
4788 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 970

Moderator
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

Reply # 36753 26-May-2006 20:01
Send private message

Where are you located?



377 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 1


Reply # 36754 26-May-2006 20:04
Send private message

Wellington region, New Zealand




      

Stu

Hammered
4788 posts

Uber Geek
+1 received by user: 970

Moderator
Trusted
Lifetime subscriber

Reply # 36755 26-May-2006 20:08
Send private message

A bit far to walk. I'm a fair bit further north. Any way you can borrow a USB CDROM drive? If your notebook supports booting from USB devices this would be the easiest option.



377 posts

Ultimate Geek
+1 received by user: 1


Reply # 36756 26-May-2006 20:11
Send private message

no I don't think it can, it boots from Hard Disk Drive, CD-Rom Drive, Floppy Disk Drive and LAN boot. 




      

 1 | 2
View this topic in a long page with up to 500 replies per page Create new topic



Twitter »

Follow us to receive Twitter updates when new discussions are posted in our forums:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when news items and blogs are posted in our frontpage:



Follow us to receive Twitter updates when tech item prices are listed in our price comparison site:





News »

New Zealand hits peak broadband data
Posted 18-Jan-2018 12:21


Amazon Echo devices coming to New Zealand early February 2018
Posted 18-Jan-2018 10:53


$3.74 million for new electric vehicles in New Zealand
Posted 17-Jan-2018 11:27


Nova 2i: Value, not excitement from Huawei
Posted 17-Jan-2018 09:02


Less news in Facebook News Feed revamp
Posted 15-Jan-2018 13:15


Australian Government contract awarded to Datacom Connect
Posted 11-Jan-2018 08:37


Why New Zealand needs a chief technology officer
Posted 6-Jan-2018 13:59


Amazon release Silk Browser and Firefox for Fire TV
Posted 21-Dec-2017 13:42


New Chief Technology Officer role created
Posted 19-Dec-2017 22:18


All I want for Christmas is a new EV
Posted 19-Dec-2017 19:54


How clever is this: AI will create 2.3 million jobs by 2020
Posted 19-Dec-2017 19:52


NOW to deploy SD-WAN to regional councils
Posted 19-Dec-2017 19:46


Mobile market competition issues ComCom should watch
Posted 18-Dec-2017 10:52


New Zealand government to create digital advisory group
Posted 16-Dec-2017 08:47


Australia datum changes means whole country moving 1.8 metres north-east
Posted 16-Dec-2017 08:39



Geekzone Live »

Try automatic live updates from Geekzone directly in your browser, without refreshing the page, with Geekzone Live now.



Are you subscribed to our RSS feed? You can download the latest headlines and summaries from our stories directly to your computer or smartphone by using a feed reader.

Alternatively, you can receive a daily email with Geekzone updates.