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rel Tue Mar 25 2008 at 8:44 pm
Is this a bootsector virus or hardware prob?
Hi Plaz,

Specs(office comp)
Amd athlon 64 dual core (at least that's what ultimate boot disc reports)
40 gig HD
448 mb Ram
Integ vid card
Biostar Mobo

Everytime I boot via HD, it restarts after about 5-10 secs so I booted from the cd using the ultimate bootdisc made with BartPE.  Xp ran fine if booted from a CD or even a USB flash drive.

I ran some diagnostics Avira Personal and some anti spyware found in UBCD win and true enough I had like  100 or so malware hits.  However after I booted off from the HD again, the problem persisted. So I ran a bootsector test for viruses and none was found. Then I ran memtest-86 just to be sure but it reported no problems.

So I resolved just to do a clean format after I backup all the important files. However everytime I burn the backup on a cd using the packages in UBCD, the burning process gets stuck at about 15% to 30%. I've used just about all the cd burning stuff that can be found in UBCD (4 if them).

Any thoughts?

Thanks in advance.

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