Hi Scott, I went into msconfig and disabled it on start up and it booted sucessfully. As you surmised, I don't know if she has a disk to reinstall with and she's out of town for the weekend so I can't ask. I did ask her when I picked it up if she had any restore disks or disks that came with the computer and she said she got no disks of any kind with it. So for that reason I hesitate to uninstall. I am currently in the process of doing an online scan on it, and probably will check for spyware while I have the opportunity. I remember now that she mentioned someone, probably her daughter, did something to her computer right before it went down, and I got the impression she was referring to AV update, even though she herself didnt' know that's what she was talking about. Next round of suggestions very welcome, Pam >-----Original Message----- >From: pcductape-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx >[mailto:pcductape-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx]On Behalf Of Scott McNay >Sent: Friday, May 23, 2003 11:18 PM >To: Pam >Subject: [pcductape] Re: diagnosing a problem > > >Hello Pam, > >Friday, May 23, 2003, 11:03:25 PM, you wrote: > >P> scandisk found no problem. i was able to boot into safe mode, so then i >P> used the one by one command at F8 and learned it was mcafee >scan that was >P> locking the machine up. Now to see if I can figure out why. > >Try uninstalling it, restarting to make sure that you can start it up >ok, and then reinstalling it. > >Hmm, probably don't have a CD to reinstall it with, but it probably >expired by now anyway, if it's used, so just leave it out and replace >it with something that's not expired. Then scan to make sure it's not >infected with something due to old data files. > >--Scott. > To unsubscribe from this list send an email to pcductape-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx with 'unsubscribe' in the Subject field OR by logging into the Web interface.