Re: Urgent Problem... please help.
It goes through the normal boot process, the XP bar goes back and forth, back and forth... then the welcome screen pops up and sits there for a little bit like always. Then, my desktop background (with no icons) shows up for about 4 seconds. Then it restarts over and over. I've tried safe mode, last known configuration, disable auto restart on system failure.
I've read for hours on possible problems, causes, solutions, etc. and have come to the conclusion that nobody has a freakin clue. Everyone seems to have a solution but they are aaaalll different. The error message after you disable auto restart is on the blue screen and says something like STOP: c000021a (fatal system error) status of 0xc0000005.
I already plan on reloading XP. But I NEEEEED my stuff off of there first. I just don't know how to do that... I thought I could just hook it up to a normally working computer as a slave and maybe just pull stuff off?
This is almost surely virus/malware related... I have had this computer almost 5 years and have finally got one. It would do weird things like whenever I would search in google, when I clicked on a result it would always bring up a new window with some stupid link and wouldnt let me look at the google result I wanted unless I actually copied and pasted the address into the address bar. OR some sites wouldn't load at all, like nfl.com. I ran Norton, Mcaffee, spybot, etc. There were processes running that when I shut them down, they would pop back up instantly. If I tried to delete the files manually, they would disappear for about 2 seconds then just appear back where it was.
I was typing a paper the other day and tried to save it to my flash drive... The save status bar would not finish loading after hours so I had to just shut down. When I turned computer back on, this is what I got.
I'm just concerned with getting all my schoolwork off of there, all my music, pictures, etc. I do back up it has just been 5 months...