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 Maybe a virus, but maybe an update gone bad? Post a Reply  
From: Adrien on 08/14/2005
Well, last night my computer had an automatic update. And today well, while booting I would get the first screen (where it gives you the option to enter setup) but after that I had a black screen (that lasted 30 seconds) followed by this message:

"Windows could not start because the following file is missing or corrupt:

You can attempt to repair this file by starting Windows Setup using the original Setup CD-ROM
Select 'r' at the first screen to start repair."

I called up my friend who has the Windows XP, Windows 98 and Windows ME disks and he said he'd bring them over. Well, I popped them all in and it started up another screen and which said:

"PXE-E61 Media Test Failure, Check Cable"

So at this point Im freaking out, Im currently using his computer to post this, hopefully someone knows what the fuck is going on here, if not, well, Im screwed.

Perhaps it would also help to know that my computer is an Acer Travelmate 4000 that came with Windows XP Pro, I don't think I have a virus, since I wasn't on any 'bad' websites recently and my comptuer did a virus scan last night (nothing came up), Im thinking the Windows Update messed up big time. But if anyone could help me out in any way, it would be greatly appreciated.


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