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If you're new to Tech Support Guy, we highly recommend that you visit our Guide for New Members. Page 1 of 3 1 2 3 Next > Advertisement dcoblentz Thread Starter Joined: Dec 20, 2005 Messages: 27 i've been battling spyware and hijackers for awhile. Rollback Post to Revision RollBack Diamond Awards: 2 DaBiggman, you now have my favorite avatar on these forums #18 Feb 20, 2011 FarZK FarZK View User Profile View Posts Send Message where do i start?

Then you could go about using the computer normally, and trying to figure out why it's doing that. On the General tab under "Temporary Internet Files" Click "Delete Files". Reboot. Rollback Post to Revision RollBack #4 Feb 17, 2011 WrenAkula WrenAkula View User Profile View Posts Send Message The Meaning of Life, the Universe, and Everything.

Click on the Do a system scan and save a log file button. These I changed in the same way, leaving everything the same except changing the "Type" to "CDROM". Run chkdsk /r? This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If so, it may just be that explorer.exe is not starting properly for some reason. A lot of booting problems I've seen are RAM related. Also, are you sure your disks are bootable? I do believe that "Hard Drive" and "Disc" are the same thing, have you tried taking out the "Hard Drive" and putting it into another computer?

Drawing on their individual strengths and diverse backgrounds, these survivors come up with a surprisingly simple plan to draw the reviled terrorist from his lair. Go to Start > Run and type %temp% in the Run box. I have a much less expensive computer (only 700) but it showed the same problems of yours. http://www.tomshardware.com/forum/262675-31-need-help-computer-stopped-booting PC stopped booting.

Get the answer shortstuff_mtMar 13, 2009, 9:40 PM croc said: Looks like MB rma time.... The OP never mentioned what it is in his posts. Cheeseball81, Mar 11, 2006 #2 dcoblentz Thread Starter Joined: Dec 20, 2005 Messages: 27 here's the file: Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1 Scan saved at 8:13:43 PM, on 3/11/2006 Platform: Windows XP DaBiggman is referring to what's called Clearing CMOS, which sets your motherboard back to factory settings.

It does not load the Windows Start Menu or quick bar or anything, just my old "Daft Punk" desktop background. https://books.google.com/books?id=3NCjdtUOxNcC&pg=PT5&lpg=PT5&dq=computer+is+a+paperweight+right+now+-+HELP!&source=bl&ots=UgJKpl9rUK&sig=D0s9fz_IKfX3rz_502NvU-mjNnA&hl=en&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiewsSP0s7RAhUp_4MKHSKsBZsQ6AEIM DaBiggman is referring to what's called Clearing CMOS, which sets your motherboard back to factory settings. Then I booted it up again. dcoblentz, Mar 11, 2006 #1 Sponsor Cheeseball81 Moderator Joined: Mar 3, 2004 Messages: 84,310 Click here to download HJTsetup.exe: http://www.thespykiller.co.uk/files/HJTSetup.exe Save HJTsetup.exe to your desktop.

solved Computer stopped booting unless I remove the video card, is it lack of power? Any help is appreciated, Thanks in advance! Site Changelog Community Forum Software by IP.Board Sign In Use Facebook Use Twitter Need an account? It worked great for about 1 month and then started the locking up again.

Apple disclaims any and all liability for the acts, omissions and conduct of any third parties in connection with or related to your use of the site. But your problem also sounds part physical. By clicking on or navigating the site, you agree to allow us to collect information on and off Facebook through cookies. In fact, if anything, looks like EIDE from his status updates from his BIOS.

Today I've rebooted no less than 20 times and it hangs every time. or read our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site. $6000 duel Xenon 3.6 that is nothing but a paperweight right now Started by Chris Paul , Oct 13 i started up an earthlink account with firewall, spy and spam blockers and virus detection and they didn't protect me from whatebver has taken over my system.

I guess I might need more info, but: Have you tried resetting the MOBOS clock?

Click on the Programs tab then click the "Reset Web Settings" button. Rollback Post to Revision RollBack #12 Feb 19, 2011 Bananananana Bananananana View User Profile View Posts Send Message Join Date: 10/25/2010 Posts: 160 Member Details Quote from Quatroking »Again, are you Open the Temp folder and go to Edit > Select All then Edit > Delete to delete the entire contents of the Temp folder. The ribbon needs to be on master and the hard drive needs to be set to master.

If you don't know what I mean, SATA usually has two clips, one small and one large that plugs in. More resources Tom's Hardware Around the World Tom's Hardware Around the World Denmark Norway Finland Russia France Turkey Germany UK Italy USA Subscribe to Tom's Hardware Search the site Ok About I am assuming this is a virus and honestly I have nothing on that computer worth saving. Rest of the log looks clean.