Windows ME frozen on start up

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Once Windows has booted up it freezes up completely, yet on safe mode access
is allowed to various files. On ctl.alt.del to restart the blue screen
appears with the WARNING message. Any ideas?
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    Sounds like either a driver problem or a malware issue.

    drivers......
    Reboot to Safe Mode
    Open Device Manager
    Remove ALL error-flagged devices
    Remove ALL duplicated devices - except those in the System Devices branch
    (list them in your response)
    Remove ALL 'Other Devices' if present
    Reboot to Normal Mode - Windows will reinstall the required drivers -
    hopefully curing your problem.

    malware......
    You may already have a virus/spyware hijack

    download the Stinger from here and run it to make sure that A-V-disabling
    viruses are not present on your PC
    http://download.nai.com/products/mcafee-avert/stinger.exe

    - update your virus scanner and run a full system scan of all files.

    Reboot to Safe Mode and run CWShredder - to remove variants of the
    CoolWebSearch hijacker.
    http://www.merijn.org/cwschronicles.html

    Use CWShredder, the removal tool:
    http://www.intermute.com/products/cwshredder.html
    (download it without the accompanying rubbish)

    download AdAware SE Personal Edition from www.lavasoftusa.com, install,
    update, and run it to remove spyware, adware, and other such nasties from
    your system.


    --
    Noel Paton (MS-MVP 2002-2005, Windows)

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    "darkwater" <darkwater@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:C6A4A041-D063-4878-A7F2-7671E41FC7BD@microsoft.com...
    > Once Windows has booted up it freezes up completely, yet on safe mode
    > access
    > is allowed to various files. On ctl.alt.del to restart the blue screen
    > appears with the WARNING message. Any ideas?
    >
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsme.general (More info?)

    On Sat, 23 Apr 2005 18:51:01 -0700, =?Utf-8?B?ZGFya3dhdGVy?=
    <darkwater@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:

    >Once Windows has booted up it freezes up completely, yet on safe mode access
    >is allowed to various files. On ctl.alt.del to restart the blue screen
    >appears with the WARNING message. Any ideas?

    Re-install your Win ME operating system
    using the CD-ROM that came with you computer.

    If it asks whether you want to reformat your hard disk(s),
    JUST SAY "NO"!!!


    -----
    Bond . . . James Bond


    Do not reply via e-mail.
    The address is phony to prevent spam, etc.
    Thank you for understanding.
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