Doh suspect i've just corrupted Windows XP.

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Found 19th Jan 2009
oopps I suspect i've just corrupted my operating system(Windows XP Professional).
I was running SPYBOT, which found a nasty little virus called SMITFRAUD...
whilst it was fixing the problem it it keeps asking for the original XP installation disc.

as soon as I reboot, i think Windows its going to fail to load.... Maybe its a good time to take the plunge and ugrade to Vista...but at £200+ ouch

Oh well for restart and see if it still works!



unlucky mate

Do you not have an XP disc? It'd just let you repair it... possibly.


smutfraud....wonder how you found that?

u can easily get vista for under 70 quid, ebuyer, bought mine off ther was 68 that was last year tho so may have come down in price it was oem version but just the same, just no box

As long as you have a genuine CD-Key you are allowed to download a copy from a torrent site.
Download it, repair the OS if possible.. if not a re-install will be needed.

Original Poster

Thanks for the replies, as expected the windows restart abended and its taken me 5 days to get back online, was starting to cold turkey :-D
BTW Vista is pants compared to XP !!!
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