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Old 02-04-2010, 07:12 PM   #1
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I know next to nothing about computers, so please forgive the vague terms and the general stupidity. :)

I'm using XP, my laptop is an EeePC, and I have Comodo Firewall with Defense Plus, ThreatFire, Panda Cloud Antivirus, the free version of Spyware Doctor and Prevx running, if that helps.

Somebody pulled the plug while I was installing updates on my computer. When I turned it on again, it had a black screen, jargon appeared that I thought was the system trying to recover (I had, uh, pressed Enter all over, in an attempt to, uh, get things going; I didn't know if it had crashed or not, and I wanted to find out as quickly as possible if it did) and eventually the commands to start it turned up. I chose F2, which I understood as "start using default settings", and then I got everything back in good shape. What I want to know is what problems do I expect from my PC now, if there are any? How do I go about checking those? All I know so far is checkdisk.

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Hello twinklebat

It sounds as if you have been very lucky if the machine booted up and seems to be running well

Make sure all your important files are backed up.
Try a reboot and if that goes normally I would say the system is fine.

You need to get the rest of the Updates again though.

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I did this to my laptop the other day. Now my OS is corrupted :D
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Hello Ddraig

We need more information to be able to help you.

What is happening when you try to boot up?
How far does it get?
Is there an error message?
Do you have an XP installation CD?

Please post this information

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Ya no worries I'm good and can manage this one. Running a chkdsk on it right now and probably do a repair.
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Dunedin: Good to hear that. :) Thanks. (Sorry for the late reply.)

No problems during the reboot. There's been a few errors, though, like Firefox updates suddenly going wrong. The first time after what happened, it was okay - my updates have always been automatic (Firefox downloading updates before it starts, etc.), but several times now, Firefox suddenly hangs while updating, then there's error messages saying the updates couldn't be installed because there might be other copies of Firefox running at the same time, even if there aren't. The only other program I have running is utorrent. I did another checkdisk, but it keeps happening.
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use Task Manager to see if there are multiple Firefox running.

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