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  1. My computer has collected some malware over the years. Most notably I accidently downloaded a fake anti-virus browser. Also, my Google was redirecting to Yahoo! and other searches. It got to the point I had to download Malware Bytes. Upon scanning there was around 90 Viruses/Malware Mostly Trojan. Everything in the scan was quarantined and I saved a log to my home screen. I then marked them for deletion using MalwareBytes and it promoted me to restart. So I restarted it and everything was working and no redirects were happening. I turned off my computer using normal startup menu. I come back in the menu and I kept getting no signal error on my monitor. I tried multiple steps to fix this but then just turned off the computer and unplugged it from its wall socket. I waited for 30 seconds and then plugged it back in. After that the usual boot screen came up but then came up with "Inaccessible Boot System" Error. I tried multiple methods to fix this. I tried 3 Different boot up methods from the Windows boot screen. I then did a pre boot diagnostic test which said that there was no hard drive connected. I opened up my PC And everything looked fine. I cannot get past this pre boot screen please help. I will provide extra details if I can.
  2. Greetings, Last christmas a friend of mine gave me his old laptop. The poor thing's HDD drive was starting to go, so I knew going in it was going to be a bit of a wrestle getting it running. Long story short, the installed HDD drive was eventually found to be unsalvageable by a local hardware repair store, so I decided to order a laptop drive and see if I could get the machine up and running by myself instead of paying installation fees. After some digging, I found a drive (The Seagate ST9750420AS Momentus) that I figured would be compatible with the laptop (Sony Vaio VPCF136FM) and purchased it. The drive arrived today, and after installing the drive I've run into something of a snag. The drive is detected upon boot, and the BIOS recognizes it, but when I try to load up Windows XP for installation, I get the following stop error: 0x0000007B C0xFFFFFADF5DC323C0 0xFFFFFFFFC000634 0x0000000000000000 0x0000000000000000 I did some digging, and the first sequence in the stop error was indicative of having incorrect drivers installed. So far, I have found a that indicated the error might be solved by modifying BIOS settings, but the BIOS lacks the options described in the video. Additionally, I found a blog post of someone having a similar issue and a driver that helped, but the driver has since been removed.Detailed specs on the system are listed here (PDF). I will be surprised if the hard drive is for some reason incompatable, I checked to insure the drive was the correct interface. Regardless, I would like to know what the devil the problem is. Any and all help that could be provided would be greatly appreciated, ~Trav PS: Up until this point, the system has been having recurring overheating issues. I noticed now that, in the time it took me to draft this post it is blasting it's fans at full power, which is odd considering I only have it running it's subpar BIOS.
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