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Hi, I had gone through Deckard Scan process and then installed SDFix and booted in safe mode and since then I have got a blank screen. I tried to go through safe mode so that I can undo my previous actions but safe mode is also showing blank screen.

I am thinking of installing windows xp again or rebooting through windows 98 dos prompt so that i can move my c drive files to d drive before formating the c drive.

Please help so that i can avoid format.
 

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do a repair install
boot from the xp cd and choose install
ignore the first repair option and continue with install
when windows finds the previous installation
then do the repair
then recheck for infections
 

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i tried my windows xp cd and it gave i386 error so I tried my windows 2000 cd which asked me to delete the partitions of c: drive

I am wondering if I can go to dos prompt so that I can copy "My documents" and Desktop files to D: drive (separte hard disk) and then format c drive. do you think I can do that?

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Do not use the windows 2000 install disk it is not the correct one for the job. If you can get to the DOS prompt then use it to backup all of the important data that you can get to to another media like CD-R's, DVD or media that you prefer. If you are trying a repair-installation here is some instructions that may help.

REGISTRY WARNING: The details that follow require an above-average understanding of the technical topics involved. If you do not understand the Registry material presented here, either find a technically knowledgeable friend or do not attempt to repair your system Registry yourself. Improper changes in the System Registry can render all data on your hard disk inaccessible.
I hope you have the Windows software for this machine. Please give this a try and print it out for reference
http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm
How to perform a repair installation of Windows XP if Internet Explorer 7 is installed
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/917964

How to Perform a Windows XP Repair Install with IE6 Installed =
http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm

Here is a link to a registry backup program that is absolutely fantastic it is called ERUNT
http://www.larshederer.homepage.t-online.de/erunt/
Remember to always keep a backup of two things:
Your registry, and your data. You will never be sorry.
 

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Hi aimankay,
Did you change the boot order in the BIOS before trying the XP cd? That i386 error seems strange coming off the XP cd. Sounds like it might have switched over and tried to boot from the HD again.
You could install another copy of XP on D: if the xp cd would work.
If you have to resort to copying files using 98 dos, you might find it near sighted. I think I remember dos at that time had something like a 4 gig limit, meaning you couldn't reach files further than that on your large harddrive. There is (or was) an XP boot disk group that you can download from Microsoft. It takes 6 floppys. The xcopy feature on it might be able to see further into your HD. I said XCOPY because it is the one that will let you copy entire folders at once. In case you don't remember...I barely can.
Hope this helps.
Mack1
 
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