windows xp logs in and logs out automaticaly

April 7, 2010 at 06:28:17
Specs: Windows XP
i have a note book with xp home and my machine has been attacked by the XP security hoax, i ran super anti spyware and about 100 trojans and malaware were removed, i then ran Avast and that found over 700 viruses, the program said reboot to remove all the viruses and spyware and now all i can do is log, then immediately i am logged out and asked to log in again because i have a notebook i have no cd/dvd drive, can i put my xp disc on a usb and how can i repair or re-install my operating system

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April 7, 2010 at 07:15:28
Tell us the make and model of your brand name system.
The specific model of a brand name system is shown on a label on the outside of the case somewhere, or it can often be determined by going to the brand name's web site.
For Dell computers, they have a Service Tag number - the specific model can be determined by using that on their site, or can often be determined there automatically by you downloading some software. The Service Tag number should be on a label on the outside of the case, probably on the bottom on a laptop, on the back on a desktop, and is often also shown in the bios Setup.
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Try booting into Safe mode.
Press F8 repeatedly while booting, don't hold down the key, and when the boot choices menu appears, choose Safe mode. If that works, try loading a System Restore previous restore point.

If that doesn't help, Safe mode won't work either, you're in a bad situation.

Most notebooks have a built in optical drive, but netbooks don't have a built in optical drive because it won't physically fit inside the computer - do you have a netbook, not a notebook, or an older notebook that does not have an optional optical drive installed, or you have a notebook but the built in optical drive has been removed or doesn't work ?

If you have a notebook that can have an optical drive installed inside it but it doesn't have one, or it has one but it doesn't work, you're much better off if you get an optical drive and install it, and then boot the computer from the XP CD.
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If you can't or don't want to do that,
- if your computer still has it's original brand name software installation on it, you MAY be able to load the original software installation onto it, without needing the XP CD, BUT doing that will delete all the personal data you have added to the Windows partition. If you have personal data you don't want to lose, you will need to do steps to copy what data you don't want to lose to somewhere else, BEFORE you do that. You don't need to be concerned about anything you can install again from the web, or from installation CDs or DVDs you have on hand.
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If you can't do that, and/or if you don't have the original brand name software installation on it.....

- you need access to another computer that has at least a CD-rom drive
- there's probably no way you can run a Repair installation of Windows to try to repair your existing Windows installation, but you can install XP from scratch, several ways. If you choose to do that, if you have personal data you don't want to lose, you will need to do steps to copy what data you don't want to lose to somewhere else, BEFORE you install XP from scratch. You don't need to be concerned about anything you can install again from the web, or from installation CDs or DVDs you have on hand.
- you can install XP from a USB drive but it's not a straight forward process.
E.g.
Install Windows XP using USB Flash Disk/ Flash Drive - Step by Step Guide
http://komku.blogspot.com/2008/11/i...

- you have the alternative of removing your hard drive, connecting it to another computer, a desktop computer, deleting the existing partitions on the drive, installing a different operating system on a small partition on your drive, copying the \i386 folder from the XP CD to that partition, removing the drive and installing it on your computer, boot from the other operating system on your computer, and running XP's Setup from a file in that \i386 folder to install XP from scratch on your computer.


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#3
April 7, 2010 at 10:38:56
Thanks so much for your quick response
Problem is i have gone to the boot up options and when i put the usb into a usb port , upon starting up my computer,the error message
disk error
press any key to restart
i have tried putting an iso image on the usb and unpacking the image
the computer will not go to the usb
thank you again for your reply
i have tried everything i can but i get no response from a normal boot up to a safe mode start up
i have tried administrator and am getting no where fast
have you any ideas

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#4
April 7, 2010 at 11:14:44
HELLO!!!!!

Can you hear me? Why not tell us the make and model of your so-called netbook?

Did you delete the viruses with Avast or did you move them to the chest?

Some HELP in posting on Computing.net plus free progs and instructions Cheers


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#5
April 7, 2010 at 14:06:14
"the computer will not go to the usb"

- you have to be able to set your Boot Order or similar settings in the bios Setup so the computer will boot from a USB connected drive. Older computers / bioses don't have that capability.

If you can't do that, you cannot use the USB flash drive method. See below for the alternative.

If you CAN do that, you must follow an oddball procedure, because XP's Setup cannot natively recognize most USB drives, of any sort. See the above example in Response one
"Install Windows XP using USB Flash Disk/ Flash Drive - Step by Step Guide ."
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I helped out a guy who has an older Toshiba netbook who posted a Topic on this site not long ago - he could not set his Boot Order or similar settings in the bios Steup to boot from ANY USB drive.

In that case he had two problems
- he could not boot the computer from the XP CD in the USB optical drive he had, that did not come with the netbook.
- I found on the web that XP's Setup cannot recognize most USB optical drives (and flash drives).
I told him he probably couldn't get Setup to load from the USB optical drive even if he used the 6 floppy set to load the beginning of Setup - I had found a post on the web about a guy who had tried that and it didn't work - he got a blue screen, nothing happened after that.

He didn't believe me, or he wasn't paying attention to what I told him, I'm not sure which . His netbook came with a USB floppy drive, so he downloaded the files, made, and tried the set - the 6 floppy set that starts XP's Setup (the set intended for computers that can't boot from an optical drive). He clicked on Setup after the files were loaded, got a blue screen, nothing happened - the same as I told him would probably happen.
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If you have the same situation, you must do this:

You have the alternative of removing your hard drive, connecting it to another computer, e.g. to a desktop computer via an inexpensive adapter, deleting at least the existing C partition on the drive, installing a different operating system on a as small as you can small partition (e.g. 2gb for Dos 7) ) on your drive, copying the \i386 folder from the XP CD to that partition, removing the drive and installing it on your computer, boot from the other operating system on your computer, and running XP's Setup from a file in that \i386 folder to install XP from scratch on your computer.

You could also remove your drive and install it in an external enclosure, then connect to any computer, delete at least the C partition, etc., etc.

While you're at it, if you have data you want to save, you can copy it to elsewhere BEFORE you delete at least the C partition on the drive.

See the link in Response 1 just after " This will work for sure" and Response 12 in this for more info:
http://www.computing.net/answers/wi...


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