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Solved xp shuts down automatically on start up

July 8, 2011 at 19:20:28
Specs: XP
I read here its likely Blaster but I can't get into windows to run teh fix I downloaded on a zip drive

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July 8, 2011 at 19:39:29

More than likely, it is not Blaster. It is a fake alert that leads you to believe it is Blaster!

See if this works:
(The following is only an attempt to get your computer going. It is not instructions on how to remove the Fake Alert Malware!)

Start your computer.
Tap the F8 key before Windows starts, to bring up the Windows Advanced Options menu

Use the arrow keys to select Last Known Good Configuration (The most recent settings that worked)
Press: Enter

If after several attempts you are unable to get into the XP Windows Advanced Options Menu, as the computer is booting into Windows, turn it off pressing the on/off button on the computer case for about 4 to 5 seconds.

Now, turn the computer on, once again.
Windows should notice that the computer did not successfully boot the last time, and show the Windows Advanced Options Menu.

From the Windows Advanced Options Menu, select the Last known good configuration. (Highlight and press enter to load)

The computer should restart and load into Windows.

Post back on how it goes.

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July 8, 2011 at 19:57:26
Still no luck. Was able to get into Last Known Good Config, XP started but got the message:
Checking file System on C
Type is NTFS
One disk needs checked for consistency

disk 1 of 3 made it to 18% then it shut down. It then takes a few minutes before the on off button works to turn it on again

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July 8, 2011 at 19:59:49
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So, it went to a disk check? odd... Try booting in safe mode, it runs only neccesary components, excluding the System Scheduler, which runs the disk check program upon bootup. Run through some of your program files and see if there's something new, and run your security program in a full scan, if you have one. And in the fact that the check only got to 18% means that possibly, (The virus would have to be VERY advanced for this) that in the file record scan, when at 18% it encountered the virus and the virus activated itself, thus shutting down the computer. This is a 5% chance or less, but anthing's possible....

Also note, a misconfigured UPS (Uninterupted Power Supply, a battery backup that allows you to keep using you computer when there's a power faliure) can cause this, you have to use Safe Mode to undo it. I had this problem when my nephew started tinkering on my settings.......This would only be caused if someone (No offence) who didn't know what they were doing, set the UPS settings when you didn't have one, and turned off the computer. Highly unlikley, but still......

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July 8, 2011 at 20:55:18

Do you have the XP installation CD for this computer?

Also, what Brand/Model/Number (i.e.: Acer Aspire 1234)

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July 9, 2011 at 18:27:40
Its a Dell desktop model unknown and not sure if I have the XP CD.

It started in Safe Mode and I ran the Verizon McAfee Virus scan and Malwarebytes and both found nothing. Adaware has been running now for 12 hours and 3 object found and it still is checking. I noticed too that when I received a pop up from the Mcafee before runningit it said the computer was not protected. I switched Auto Scan on (it was off) and seconds later it was switched off again. It did this several times.

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July 13, 2011 at 16:19:50
Sorry to not get back here. Completely overlooked this topic. My bad!

Do you still need help?

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