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xp dirty volume error

it started out we lost the wallpaper background,then xp wouldn't recoginize the cd burner. tried to reinstall drivers for cd burner which came with the dell then we were getting f: dirty volume, and now the computer will only boot up in safe mode, can anybody help me with what could be wrong and how to fix it

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doesn't sound good...

In reply to: xp dirty volume error

A progressively worsening bootup is typical when a virus is lurking around. Need more info.. Send specs on system. The more info we have, the better the advice.

and life goes on...

Jack

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Every symptom you describe is indicative that "dirty volume" is the least of your problems. Your computer is infected!! The exact nature of the infection requires considerably more in the way of system info.
I would suggest(if you're able) going online to symantec.com and allowing an online virus scan to be run on your computer. You will be asked permission to download and run two activex control classes. You must answer OK. The scan itself takes up a considerable amount of time, but it is well worth it! If you can, boot up in safe mode with networking support.

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