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I made a huge mistake

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#1 macmanjohn


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Posted 05 March 2005 - 02:18 PM


I've been attempting to remove adware from my computer and used hijack this and in doing so deleted a file that I shouldn't have.

Now when I start my computer, Windows loads but doesn't work properly. It seems to be frozen or at least so slow that I can't use any programs. I am wondering if there is anything I can do to restore it short of reinstalling Windows?


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#2 KoRn


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Posted 05 March 2005 - 11:52 PM

I would suggest doing a system restore, WIPES YOUR WHOLE HarDrive(press F10, well on my computer anyway, but will reset all settings, or you try going into your BIOS and reseting the configuration data

#3 TexasAngel67


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Posted 06 March 2005 - 12:13 AM

Scan another HJT log and post it in the HJT Log and Analysis forum.
Maybe it will tell us what was done and maybe it can be undone.

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Posted 10 March 2005 - 07:35 AM

reopen hijackthis, click on CONFIG, the click on BACKUP then highlite the file you want to retrieve and click on RESTORE. this will put the file back where it removed it from.

Edited by bricat, 10 March 2005 - 07:36 AM.

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