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If I Buy A New Hard Drive And Reinstall Xp Pro


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#1 soimcrazy

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Posted 24 January 2008 - 01:19 PM

or does the motherboard get infected also?

I can get a new harddrive and reinstall XP pro as long as the motherboard isnt infected also

does Windows still support XP pro updates?

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Posted 24 January 2008 - 02:16 PM

Yes unless it's a BIOS infection. Rare but not impossible. What is the malwares name?
Seems would be cheaper to remove the virus or fully format the existing drive then to replace it.
What antivirus and spyware tools are installed?
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Posted 24 January 2008 - 04:08 PM

Depending on the make and model of your system, you may be able to restore the system with a key press. Or, you may be able to order restore CD's for less than $20 (US) and have them in 4 or 5 days.

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Posted 25 January 2008 - 01:22 PM

Im running XP media

I have nortons but it expired about a moth ago

i just downloaded bitdefender and let that run. theres a few viruses it cant get rid of.

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Posted 25 January 2008 - 02:45 PM

Run BitDefender again from safe mode. when it is done Click Press Here to view the results. Copy/paste that into your next reply.


How to enter safe mode(XP)
Using the F8 Method

Restart your computer.
When the machine first starts again it will generally list some equipment that is installed in your machine, amount of memory, hard drives installed etc. At this point you should gently tap the F8 key repeatedly until you are presented with a Windows XP Advanced Options menu.
Select the option for Safe Mode using the arrow keys.
Then press enter on your keyboard to boot into Safe Mode.
Do whatever tasks you require and when you are done reboot to boot back into normal mode.
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Posted 26 January 2008 - 01:33 AM

i tried to boot up in safe mode but was unable to. it kept going back to starting up again, I tried all 3 of the safe modes ,no luck. then tried to start back up in regular mode and it wont start either....i'm screwed now !!

ANY SUGGESTIONS ??

I'm on my laptop for now

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Posted 26 January 2008 - 01:48 AM

Hi soimcrazy,

Now that you have an open HJT log posted in the HijackThis Logs and Analysis forum, You shouldn't make any changes to your system.
Doing so, could change the results of the posted log, making it difficult to properly clean your system.

At this point, the HJT Team should be the only members that you take advice from, until they have verified your log as clean.

I'm closing this topic until you are cleared by the HJT Team.
If, after your log has been cleaned, you still need help, please PM a Moderator and we will re-open this topic.

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