Cant start pc (xp)

Microsoft Windows xp home edition
January 4, 2010 at 06:09:04
Specs: Windows XP
Think a got a spy-virus and had problems removing it. Tried several things but nothing worked. Finaly found my xp-recovery cd, but to late. The computer is now "locked" and I cant seem to start it in any mood. Tried safemode, but the screen just turn black. Tried last config that worked, but it just retstarts. Even tried to change settings in bios but nothing worked so far. Is there anyway to get the pc to start and how do I do that?

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January 4, 2010 at 07:32:32
Your XP Recovery CD should be bootable
ie You don't need Windows to load at all
Just put the Boot Disc in and start your computer from it

Note: If you fully "Recover" your system, you may lose all presently installed user data on your drive

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January 4, 2010 at 09:36:39
Thats what I tougth to. But how am I gonna run the cd?
If I start the pc with the cd in it want run automaticly, and if I try clcicking f12 - boot menu, and choose cd room it says " strike f1 to retry boot, f2 for set up utility. Then I am back to basic. (I have changed the order of booting to 1) cd..)

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January 4, 2010 at 11:25:59
This same thing happend to my pc the other day, after some time of trying to fix it, I gave up and said my pc was dead. If someone can help us out, that would be great. I'll list the errors so you may help better. turn pc on and it says run in safemode? and all the other ones. If i try safemode, it just restarts the whole pc. I tried to boot the pc on the disk but it does the same thing. If i try run in debug mode its gets me to the log in screen then freezes up. everything ends up with the pc restarting. please guys if you can help that would be so great cuz at this point I'm looking at a $89 dollar fix from the geek squad. Thats a lot of money for me. Oh and also when it first starts up I try to hit F10 (System restore) and it just does nothing, it just goes onto the next screen (Start in safemode)

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January 4, 2010 at 12:33:03
yes, hopefully someone can help us :) There just have to be a way? - What does the geek squad do that we cant?

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January 4, 2010 at 13:26:32
money solves all.

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January 4, 2010 at 14:28:02
You could put your Recovery CD into another working computer just to see if its bootable or not (obviously don't try to Recover the other computer

If your Recovery CD does not boot in another computer either I question if it is a Recovery disc at all, or of there is another disc that is the boot disc to go with it (ie 2 discs)

Some computers have a Recovery image on the Hard Drive
This is accessed by pressing the key that is displayed when first turning on the computer (usually a Fn key)

What is the make and Model number of your computer
Many leading brand computer support sites have the Recovery procedure on their site to follow

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January 4, 2010 at 15:33:13
Its a Dell 4550. I have tried all night, but whatever I do it does not work. Examples of tryouts;

- changed booting order in set up
- trying every sequence in f8
- tried f10 (nothing happened)
- Tried both original and downloaded recovery and boot cd
- switch my two ram-cards
- removed and replaced CMOS battery

and then - nothing..
The problem is still the same - unsolved! - #%"#¤¤%?!!

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January 4, 2010 at 19:13:40
Tried both original and downloaded recovery and boot cd

Hm, that may be the issue. As you cannot download the Recovery CD
The Recovery CD contains the entire of Windows Setup Files and all drivers and some Dell applications

Here's the Dell Reinstall Guide for your computer:

"Press <F12> immediately after the Dell™ logo appears"

That may help :)

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