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Dell XPS M140:
It all started with this, http://www.greatlakes4x4.com/showthread.php?t=116755 I installed this program and started the scan.
about 2 mins in i get the blue screen of death, i restart it and it doesn't start back up. it will be on the boot screen for a couple mins then i get the blue screen again.
If i repeat this like 5 times it will boot up, i have tried safe mode and it wont boot safe mode.

One of the times i was able to get it started i uninstalled the program but it did not change a thing.
If i was able to get it going for any length of time i could look at it but it wont even start.

Prior to this i had no known issues. and was not doing anything i don't usually do while installing the program.

any advice?
 

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if you can get windows to boot try a system restore. If that doesn't work, not sure. You could take it back to factory settings but you would lose all your files, etc...
 

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if you can get windows to boot try a system restore. If that doesn't work, not sure. You could take it back to factory settings but you would lose all your files, etc...
i did a system restore when i could get it started... it did nothing :(
 

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When you power it up, from the moment you hit the power button hold the control key and keep hitting f11. That should put you into the system restore screen on a dell.
 

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i have all my important stuff on a external HD i would just say fukc it and reinstall windows but i don't have the disk and would like to fix it if possible
 

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i have all my important stuff on a external HD i would just say fukc it and reinstall windows but i don't have the disk and would like to fix it if possible
windows should be ghosted on the puter for you.
 

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windows should be ghosted on the puter for you.
x2, on my dell i can restore everything to the way it was from the factory w/out any software. There should be something in the top right corner on the dell screen w/ the progress bar when you first turn it on, i think its F4, but it gives you the option of restoring factory settings. If you have everything you need on an external i'd say go for it.
 

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When you power it up, from the moment you hit the power button hold the control key and keep hitting f11. That should put you into the system restore screen on a dell.
ok i tried that and it did the same thing it always does. immediately go the option of safe mode or start normally.
 

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does <Windows root>\\system32\ntoskrnl.exe ring a bell?

it says Please re-install a copy of the above file.
 

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I'm wondering if you got yourself a funky trojan horse virus or something. the ntoskrnl.exe file is a Windows Boot Kernel file, so without that, it's no wonder you're not able to boot up in ANY setting. You'll probably end up having to send away for a replacement Restore CD from Dell, so you can run the restore function.

Kelly, was that file that you linked in the main page supposed to be a .php file? When I did a google search for Malwarebytes, I got the creators site along with a link to a regular .exe file. When I clicked on your download link, I got a .php file (didn't download it, looked at the file type and said no way).
 

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I would format and start fresh. don't have any legit copies of xp tho :)
If there is data you need on the drive, you can yank it and throw it in an enclosure to get what you need off.
 

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I'm wondering if you got yourself a funky trojan horse virus or something. the ntoskrnl.exe file is a Windows Boot Kernel file, so without that, it's no wonder you're not able to boot up in ANY setting. You'll probably end up having to send away for a replacement Restore CD from Dell, so you can run the restore function.

Kelly, was that file that you linked in the main page supposed to be a .php file? When I did a google search for Malwarebytes, I got the creators site along with a link to a regular .exe file. When I clicked on your download link, I got a .php file (didn't download it, looked at the file type and said no way).
great, cc broke my shit:fish:
 
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