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c.exe, blue screen of death, computer will no longer boot

by NiteFever11 / January 10, 2010 2:49 AM PST

so i was just browsing around the net, sites i usually frequent, nothing out of the ordinary, then all of a sudden one of those windows app error boxes pops up "c.exe has encountered and error and must be shut down" at first i was wary and didnt click "DONT SEND" as i usually do. i tried to google it, and i even closed it using my task manager, but it popped up again. i started to run my spybot S&D... then i did something stupid and pressed DONT SEND on the little box.

a couple mins later i got the blue screen of death. i manually powered off my PC using the HARD SWITCH on the back. then tried to boot it back up. it gets as far as the Windows Xp screen (the black one with the loading bar) but then the screen flashes, my computer beeps and it restarts again all by itself.

when given the option i tried to boot in SAFE mode but that also fails.

im using my labtop to write this, if anyone has some advice to get my Desktop up and running again i would be very thankful.


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by NiteFever11 / January 10, 2010 4:36 AM PST

well, i think i have narrowed the issue a bit. luckily my friend had installed a 2nd OS on a different HDD and i was able to boot up vista. so it seems that the problem lies with the XP install on the other HDD. but i know its not the HDD itself as i can still see and access the files on it.

running trend micro house call on it now.

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by C_Jones / January 10, 2010 4:41 AM PST

As your computer is booting up keep pressing F8 until you get the screen where Safe Mode is. Scroll down click on "Disable automatic restart". Next time your computer restarts, look at the info under "Technical Information". Post back with that.

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