General discussion

PC will not start up.

Running Windows XP Home on a Medion 1141 (don't know all the specs off hand). Running Antivir antivirus; zone alarm; spybot, and ad-aware. My computer was working relatively well (except for a few persistent pop-ups) until this morning when I went to turn it on. Turned it on, loaded up to the Windows screen where there is a sliding indicator bar and after a short time (about the average time it takes to load normally) instead of loading the selectable user names the computer would restart. After automatically restarting before windows would load the dialog of selecting how to start windows (start normally, in safe mode, last known good configuration) tried all the options and the same problem would occur.

Discussion is locked
Follow
Reply to: PC will not start up.
PLEASE NOTE: Do not post advertisements, offensive materials, profanity, or personal attacks. Please remember to be considerate of other members. If you are new to the CNET Forums, please read our CNET Forums FAQ. All submitted content is subject to our Terms of Use.
Reporting: PC will not start up.
This post has been flagged and will be reviewed by our staff. Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community.
Sorry, there was a problem flagging this post. Please try again now or at a later time.
If you believe this post is offensive or violates the CNET Forums' Usage policies, you can report it below (this will not automatically remove the post). Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed.
Comments
- Collapse -
Do some research here
- Collapse -
Thank you.

Thanks for the link. Oddly enough the computer started up before the reply. All I had done was run chkdsk off of the WinXP cd. Everything came up ok then I restarted the pc and it started up. In the process of scanning for viruses and other intrusive software currently. Found a trojan using the file named WINKEY.exe as soon as WinXP loaded my user name.

CNET Forums