Windows XP SP3 Will not Boot

My freinds Cpu upon powering on the system makes it throgh POST on the POST display, then hangs on the PCI Device Listing...

Verifying DMI Pool Data............

This is on an P4 Socket 470 850 Chipset, RDRAM, WD 120GHz HD, McAffe Anti-vires, 350 W Pwr Suply, Ge-Force 6200 AGP.

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Hi again

Well I am glad you got it up and running again. Since you ran fixmbr we can only believe you had a corrupt master boot record. This could've been from the virus you had but does not explain why you could not boot from CD.

But it seems to be working fine now. If you are unsure of your MBR and think there is still a virus lurking somewhere there is a detection program that can scan your MBR for any changes that might have occurred. The programs name is MBRCheck and you can get it here http://ad13.geekstogo.com/MBRCheck.exe

You should be able to run it in Normal Windows or if your McAfee blocks it try in Safe Mode.

However I do believe that McAfee would've found a boot sector virus.

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Last updated November 5, 2018 Views 2,776 Applies to: