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Question windows xp affected with virus

Jul 12, 2020
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laptop doesnt start because of virus.
because of virus for a long time laptp hdd has failed and laptop doesnt boot.
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Yeah, XP hasn't been supported for a LONG time and has no manner of security updates, features, etc. Actually surprised IF you could get online with that any more.....Mostly you would have to be using 3rd party software with that to accomplish anything online.
Check specs and see if it will load 7? Try to re-install XP. Not sure what you would do about drivers unless you have a disk(s) still...
 
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Yeah, XP hasn't been supported for a LONG time and has no manner of security updates, features, etc. Actually surprised IF you could get online with that any more.....Mostly you would have to be using 3rd party software with that to accomplish anything online.
Check specs and see if it will load 7? Try to re-install XP. Not sure what you would do about drivers unless you have a disk(s) still...
thanks for your reply
 

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laptop doesnt start because of virus. laptp hdd has failed and laptop doesnt boot....
Your info is a bit sketchy.... It may be a virus, it may be your HDD. A lot of times Windows start-up issues are caused by improper previous shutdown where configuration files were not saved properly.

On start-up, you should hear the machine beep at least twice. (beep codes vary from one bios to the next, and are a signal that memory and keyboard at least have been detected). Then you should see the splash screen.

During the splash screen you can hit the pause button to read the screen. By hitting Delete, or F2, or whatever is described on the splash screen you should be able to confirm that you can at least get into the Bios setup. Don't make any changes for now. The bios and the splash screen should both show you all the HDD's and other devices detected.

During the splash screen you can also hit the F8 key which is specific to Windows XP and will not be displayed. This will take you to the Windows boot menu. If you can get there, the first menu item I suggest you try is "Last known configuration that worked". (Hit F8 many times during splash screen).

If that fails, you can also try starting in "Safe Mode", or "Safe Mode with Networking".

There is also a method to manually replace the config files with backups on the HDD, but try the above first and see what happens.
 
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Your info is a bit sketchy.... It may be a virus, it may be your HDD. A lot of times Windows start-up issues are caused by improper previous shutdown where configuration files were not saved properly.

On start-up, you should hear the machine beep at least twice. (beep codes vary from one bios to the next, and are a signal that memory and keyboard at least have been detected). Then you should see the splash screen.

During the splash screen you can hit the pause button to read the screen. By hitting Delete, or F2, or whatever is described on the splash screen you should be able to confirm that you can at least get into the Bios setup. Don't make any changes for now. The bios and the splash screen should both show you all the HDD's and other devices detected.

During the splash screen you can also hit the F8 key which is specific to Windows XP and will not be displayed. This will take you to the Windows boot menu. If you can get there, the first menu item I suggest you try is "Last known configuration that worked". (Hit F8 many times during splash screen).

If that fails, you can also try starting in "Safe Mode", or "Safe Mode with Networking".

There is also a method to manually replace the config files with backups on the HDD, but try the above first and see what happens.
thanks for your reply.
 
One way to confirm the hard drive isn't the issue is to boot up the ultimate boot cd and run a non-destructive test on the hard drive. Then you will know if you have a software or hardware (or both) issue on your hands.
 
cmos checksum error is because the cmos battery is dead. If you plug in the system and let it charge the cmos battery, it may be okay. Otherwise, you would need to replace it or ignore it and have to re-input any bios settings that are different than stock anytime you unplug it.
 
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