Author Topic: XP won't start in safe mode, but hangs on aswrvrt.sys  (Read 74072 times)

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Re: XP won't start in safe mode, but hangs on aswrvrt.sys
« Reply #15 on: August 06, 2013, 12:47:14 AM »
I can't because I can't connect to the internet. It doesnt recognize my network card. I'm trying to install the driver, but it takes ages. Is the file I've sent completely useless?

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Re: XP won't start in safe mode, but hangs on aswrvrt.sys
« Reply #16 on: August 06, 2013, 02:10:19 PM »
What error do you get from windows when you try to access the net ?

Download the attached fix.txt to your desktop
Run OTL and press run fix
OTL will ask for the location of the fix.txt
Navigate to and select the file you downloaded and press run fix again


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Re: XP won't start in safe mode, but hangs on aswrvrt.sys
« Reply #17 on: August 07, 2013, 01:16:20 AM »
I did it. It erased avast. I tried to reboot it without the CD, got stcuk at aswRvrt.sys again...

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Re: XP won't start in safe mode, but hangs on aswrvrt.sys
« Reply #18 on: August 07, 2013, 01:58:46 AM »
Attached is the fix log

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Re: XP won't start in safe mode, but hangs on aswrvrt.sys
« Reply #19 on: August 07, 2013, 03:54:29 PM »
How did you remove Avast ?

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Re: XP won't start in safe mode, but hangs on aswrvrt.sys
« Reply #20 on: August 07, 2013, 04:05:04 PM »
I don't know, when pressed the Fix button he asked me if I want to remove avast, so I thought this was the whole point, so I clicked yes.
I'm starting to wonder if I'll ever be able to turn my machine on again  :-\ ....

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Re: XP won't start in safe mode, but hangs on aswrvrt.sys
« Reply #21 on: August 07, 2013, 04:12:48 PM »
There was nothing in the fix to do with Avast

I will replace the userinit now to see if that helps

Download the attached fix.txt as before
Run OTL and press run fix
OTL will ask for the location of the fix.txt
Navigate to and select the file you downloaded and press run fix again

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Re: XP won't start in safe mode, but hangs on aswrvrt.sys
« Reply #22 on: August 07, 2013, 04:18:12 PM »
Cant i just open the fix.txt and copy paste it into the OTL? Seem to work better that way

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Re: XP won't start in safe mode, but hangs on aswrvrt.sys
« Reply #23 on: August 07, 2013, 04:20:09 PM »
Sure that would work :)

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Re: XP won't start in safe mode, but hangs on aswrvrt.sys
« Reply #24 on: August 07, 2013, 11:08:50 PM »
After the fix I still can't reboot. Attached is the log.
Thanks

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Re: XP won't start in safe mode, but hangs on aswrvrt.sys
« Reply #25 on: August 07, 2013, 11:21:38 PM »
Where is the boot stopping now, which driver

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Re: XP won't start in safe mode, but hangs on aswrvrt.sys
« Reply #26 on: August 07, 2013, 11:27:23 PM »
Same- aswRvrt.sys

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Re: XP won't start in safe mode, but hangs on aswrvrt.sys
« Reply #27 on: August 08, 2013, 08:14:49 PM »
Do you have an XP CD as we may need to do a repair install

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Re: XP won't start in safe mode, but hangs on aswrvrt.sys
« Reply #28 on: August 08, 2013, 08:19:35 PM »
Yes, I have. Should I just reinstall windows?

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Re: XP won't start in safe mode, but hangs on aswrvrt.sys
« Reply #29 on: August 08, 2013, 08:26:53 PM »
You can either do that, which will give you a fresh faster XP or we can repair it.  Repair retains the personal files


Given the choice I would back up the data you need and do a fresh install