troubleshooting Question

A virus? or what?

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Glenn KiddleFlag for Canada asked on
SecurityAnti-Virus AppsWindows XP
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I have a windows xp pro machine that just quit booting from the hdd.  I can boot from floppy or cd and it runs fine but if I let it get to the hdd it immediately freeze and several little blocks show on the display each is a different color and each contains 1 ascii charater... The first is the female symbol (circle with cross under it). the rest are at an angle going down a couple of rows and over ~1/3 of the screen with the following letters in them -- l a d y h.  I have tried to do a chkdsk from the windows install disk, I have try to run fixboot and i have tried to do a repair of windows with no luck. any suggestions?
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