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Here is the full story nearly a month ago (mid December 2011) I got a virus called XP Security 2012 , I was able to remove XP Security 2012 with help of a youtube video about that virus, the video recommended an Avast scan after. So I ran an Avast Anti Virus boot scan to remove every trace of the virus then after that scan my internet no longer worked and all of my downloaded videos lagged and the sound on the videos sound like they crackled plus the computer took about 10-15 minutes to even boot up. Now I'm using a friend's laptop to seek assistance on tech forums. I bought a Windows XP Recovery disc online thinking a virus may still be on the computer so I'd might as well restore my computer to factory settings but this disc is not working for me either. I would get to the point of the disc where an option says "To repair a Windows XP installation using Recovery Console, Press R." when I press R it says:

Microsoft Windows XP(TM) Recovery Console.
The Recovery Console provides system repair and recovery functionality.
Type EXIT to quit the Recovery Console and restart this computer.
C:\>


I have been reading online it is supposed to say "1: C:\ WINDOWS" on the forth line instead of only "C:\>"

one site recommended to type FIXBOOT and click "y" then type FIXMBR and click "y". I did that now I cannot access anything at all on my computer not my personal account desktop or safemode desktop if I don't load the Recovery Console CD the black screen will say:

NTLDR is missing
Press any key to restart


:cry:This has all turned into a big mess I can not get to anything because of NTLDR is missing and can not recover my console because it only says "C:\>" and not "1: C:\ WINDOWS"

(Computer type by the way is a Compaq Presario SR1750NX family bought it in like 2005 or 2006.)


Any help would be appreciated:smile:
 

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factory settings means a format though , right ?

why would you be able to get in the recovery console but not the format screen?


and another thing is - even if its c:\ its the same ,


try using chkdsk /r

see what message you get after the scan.
 

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I hope this XP Recovery disc you paid for has Windows on it to reinstall, because if it just has the Recovery Console, that is a free download.
Tyza is correct. the Recovery Console may just say C:\ if Windows is corrupted. Type chkdsk /r and see if it fixes it. You can also download the ISO image for Drive Fitness in my signature and burn it to a CD with IMGBurn also in my signature. Boot off of the newly created CD and run the short and extended tests on the drive.
 

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I typed chkdsk /r after my C:\>

it says:

C:\>chkdsk /r
The volume Serial Number is 0000-0000

The volume appears to contain one or more unrecoverable problems.
10344 kilobytes total disk space.
3056 kilobytes are available.

4096 bytes in each allocation unit.
2586 total allocation units on disk.
764 allocation units available on disk.
 

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Well, that means that the HDD's file system is damaged and it can not recover the files on it or has too many bad sectors on the drive itself. This drive should be replaced and Windows would need to be installed.
You can confirm this theory by downloading the ISO image for Drive Fitness in my signature and burn the image to CD using IMGBurn also in my signature. Boot off of the newly created CD and run the short and extended tests on the HDD. If there are any errors it can't fix then this drive needs to be replaced.
 

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You need a blank CD to burn the image, yes. Borrow one from a friend, Blank CD-R's are very cheap. If you don't want to do that, You are probably going to need to get a new HDD anyways, so be prepared for that.
 
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