Computer is dead! Need help

Discussion in 'Windows XP / Older OS' started by varenn, Aug 21, 2010.

  1. varenn

    varenn MDL Novice

    Aug 21, 2010
    My AVG Resident Shield was spamming me yesterday with viruses found in my System 32 and and Eexplorer files. I restarted it and now it when the login screen should display, it goes black and the computer restarts itself. I can't access Safe Mode and nothing seems to be working. I don't have the XP installation disk.

    Is there anything I can do to fix it?
    Any help would be much appreciated.
  2. sushil1576

    sushil1576 MDL Senior Member

    Jul 3, 2009
    Most probably your "winload.exe" is corrupted,.You can either do a "Repair Install of XP" and if you ca,then the best option is to do a complete new install..You can download XP from

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  3. antman67

    antman67 MDL Novice

    Aug 26, 2010
    Do what I do. Connect the drive to an exxternal usb connector, remove and save all your data off of it. Then FDISk the hard drive and reload the OS. It is the only way to be safe. You can buy an external hard drive connector IDE or SATA just google and you find onlione at TigerDirect for $10 or local MicroCenter store carries then. This is a life saver!
  4. blackranger

    blackranger MDL Senior Member

    Dec 28, 2009
    I got this problem before, when I was using my 2006 desktop. Here you can read the problem I met: (my comp dead but i got important data in it, so I post how to backup them, read #3 and #5)

    An alternative reason due to ur non-stop restarting computer is the hardware too old. If reinstallation doesn't work or it crashes when installing, that MUST be the hardware problem. Try sending your computer to computer doctors in some shops they may fix it.
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