XP restore



dlbair55
07-10-2005, 03:16 AM
I have an emachine computer with XP home edition. The computer is highly
infected with viruses and will not load windows ( the windows splash screen
comes up but then it continuously reboots). The OS was updated to SP2. I want
to reload/ restore the windows XP. Also, I have replaced the original CD
drive with a Kypermedia 52X . When I boot the computer with the restore
disk in it ,the CD looks like it is reading it ( the CD drive light comes on
) but it does not run . I downloaded the windows XP ( no SP) boot disks (
floppys) from microsoft and tried to boot from them. When it gets to disk #3
, the message “ pciide.sys is corrupt “ appears and the boot-up aborts. How
can I reinstall Windows XP on this machine ? Do I need to reformat the drive
? I don’t care about losing data or files. I just want a clean start !

Robert Moir
07-10-2005, 03:16 AM
dlbair55 wrote:
> I have an emachine computer with XP home edition. The computer is
> highly infected with viruses and will not load windows ( the windows
> splash screen comes up but then it continuously reboots).

This alone is not indicative of a virus problem, in fact it would tie
closely to one possible problem that the error below suggests.

> The OS was
> updated to SP2. I want to reload/ restore the windows XP. Also, I
> have replaced the original CD drive with a Kypermedia 52X . When I
> boot the computer with the restore disk in it ,the CD looks like it
> is reading it ( the CD drive light comes on ) but it does not run .
> I downloaded the windows XP ( no SP) boot disks ( floppys) from
> microsoft and tried to boot from them. When it gets to disk #3 , the
> message “ pciide.sys is corrupt “ appears and the boot-up aborts.

This could indicate a problem with the new drive, or cable.

It could also be down to a problem with computer memory.

dlbair55
07-10-2005, 03:16 AM
I could see the new drive stopping the restore CD , but what about the boot
floppy’s in the other drive ? It read the first 2 disks and then aborted on
the 3rd. Could the disk or data I downloaded be bad ? How can I determine if
it is a memory problem ?

"Robert Moir" wrote:

> dlbair55 wrote:
> > I have an emachine computer with XP home edition. The computer is
> > highly infected with viruses and will not load windows ( the windows
> > splash screen comes up but then it continuously reboots).
>
> This alone is not indicative of a virus problem, in fact it would tie
> closely to one possible problem that the error below suggests.
>
> > The OS was
> > updated to SP2. I want to reload/ restore the windows XP. Also, I
> > have replaced the original CD drive with a Kypermedia 52X . When I
> > boot the computer with the restore disk in it ,the CD looks like it
> > is reading it ( the CD drive light comes on ) but it does not run .
> > I downloaded the windows XP ( no SP) boot disks ( floppys) from
> > microsoft and tried to boot from them. When it gets to disk #3 , the
> > message “ pciide.sys is corrupt “ appears and the boot-up aborts.
>
> This could indicate a problem with the new drive, or cable.
>
> It could also be down to a problem with computer memory.
>
>
>

Robert Moir
07-10-2005, 03:16 AM
dlbair55 wrote:
> I could see the new drive stopping the restore CD , but what about
> the boot floppy’s in the other drive ? It read the first 2 disks
> and then aborted on the 3rd.

Good point, I forgot about that.

> Could the disk or data I downloaded be
> bad ?

Possible... but if you have had the CD for ages and downloaded floppy boot
disks from a credible online source then we're pushing the odds there a
little.

> How can I determine if it is a memory problem ?

Assuming you can't swap memory around with "known good" stuff then try this:
http://oca.microsoft.com/en/windiag.asp


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