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    I am running Windows XP Professional. Has been working fine, and I do not recall installing any new software, but now, when booting up, it gets as far as the Welcome screen, then shuts down, reboots, .........stuck in this cycle.

    I can get to Safe Mode, but neither the "last known good configuration" or the "Restore" functions solve this problem.

    I think the issue lies in a files named "ialmdnt5.dll", as this is the error message I get when I chose the 'Disable Auto Restart Feature', and instead of continiously rebooting, a blue screen comes up telling me I have an error with this file.

    Can I just delete this file????

    I'm looking for a way to avoid having to re-install Windows.

    Any help much appreciated.

    Thanks.

  • #2
    How's your anti-virus? Is it up to date? I am stuffed if I can remember the virus that caused this rebooting but the next poster will (hopefully).
    1 1 was a racehorse.
    2 2 was 1 2.
    1 1 1 1 race 1 day,
    2 2 1 1 2

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    • #3
      Biggles,
      do you mean blaster?
      Marcel
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      • #4
        Originally posted by Dumber
        Biggles,
        do you mean blaster?
        Blast it, yes, thanks Marcel. I had Nimda in head and I couldn't get passed it.

        Larry, try the following link and follow the instructions to see if you have the Blaster virus/worm. http://securityresponse.symantec.com...oval.tool.html
        The removal tool link is about half way down the page.

        If that doesn't fix your problem, post back here.
        1 1 was a racehorse.
        2 2 was 1 2.
        1 1 1 1 race 1 day,
        2 2 1 1 2

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        • #5
          File Error "ialmdnt.dll

          Biggles and Marcel -

          Thanks for the ideas, unfortuantely, I can not run the patch apparently because I have SP2 installed. I get a dialogue box something to the effect that the OS system I am running is newer than the patch, so it won't install.

          Would I really be messing things up if I just deleted the file 'ialmdnt5.dll'? From what I can tell it is the controller hub for intel graphics driver.

          If I just delete this file, can I then go to Intel's site and download a 'clean' version?

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          • #6
            first, is you're antivirus software up to date?
            maybe run Stinger from mcafee.

            Try reinstalling the Servicepack
            Try reinstalling the Graphics drivers (don't delete the file, try uninstall en reinstall the software)
            do you have a Dell System?

            and finally, what does the BSOD reports?
            Marcel
            Technical Consultant
            Netherlands
            http://www.phetios.com
            http://blog.nessus.nl

            MCITP(EA, SA), MCSA/E 2003:Security, CCNA, SNAF, DCUCI, CCSA/E/E+ (R60), VCP4/5, NCDA, NCIE - SAN, NCIE - BR, EMCPE
            "No matter how secure, there is always the human factor."

            "Enjoy life today, tomorrow may never come."
            "If you're going through hell, keep going. ~Winston Churchill"

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