Start up fails

  Woodman2 13:17 20 Oct 08
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I use Secunia and there was an advisory message to update my IE7. I clicked on Solution and it went into a very long download time that greatly concerned me as there were no other apps apparently functioning at the time.
I had to switch off the machine at the mains to close down and since then my PC will not start up normally.
I use XP3,Firefox and IE7.
I can get to safe working so I first tried to get a full scan done with my AVG Pro but the Command line would not accept the avg scan line
I checked the Command entry was working by checking with regedit - that was accepted, then I tried scan disk and restarted.
Whilst the list of partitions was scrolling it stopped with a line that read:
TRAP.......0000006......EXCEPTION
tr=0028 cro=80000011 cr20000000 cr30039000
gdt limit=03FF base=0003F000 idt limit=07FF
base=0003F400 .....and 4 more lines.
Can anyone help me please?

  birdface 13:30 20 Oct 08

I don't think AVG works in safe mode .Have you any Anti-Spyware programs that you can run.Or maybe just a system restore to a time when the computer was working Ok.

  Woodman2 13:30 20 Oct 08

I have just read this article in PC Advisor:

October 17, 2008
Windows 7 to get 'Instant On' feature?
Microsoft experimenting with super-fast start-up

Elizabeth Montalbano

As they are sending it only to certain subscribers have I become part of the experiment I wonder?

  birdface 14:00 20 Oct 08

Windows 7 is not out yet.It is going to be the New version after Vista.So not sure if they are doing trial versions.They did with Vista.

  woodchip 14:46 20 Oct 08

Window 7 is a different thing to IE7.

  woodchip 14:48 20 Oct 08

If you can get into Safe Mode, Why not run System Restore to before the Problem

  Woodman2 16:42 20 Oct 08

Thanks for letting me know the difference in Windows.

I did System Restore as my first move but there was no change in starting up.

The AVG webpage gives the command line instructions as C:\Program Files\AVG\AVG8 and run avgscana when it should scan automatically.

I thought I may be writing the command lne incorrectly that`s why I tried regedit but avgscana brings up a line that says it is not accepted as an instruction

  Woodman2 06:01 24 Oct 08

I`ve solved my problem by using my Recovery repair disk!
The problem symptoms became very complicated and this was my last attempt at a cure before a full reformat.
I`m not sure why the situation happened in the first place but obviously some files were corrupted and the disk corrected them. Thanks all for your suggestions.

  Woodman2 06:01 24 Oct 08

I`ve solved my problem by using my Recovery repair disk!
The problem symptoms became very complicated and this was my last attempt at a cure before a full reformat.
I`m not sure why the situation happened in the first place but obviously some files were corrupted and the disk corrected them. Thanks all for your suggestions.

  Woodman2 06:01 24 Oct 08

Closing now!

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