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#1 wreckshop

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 05:09 PM

I have some questions for hardware people

I have a trojan that won't go away, I need the internet, and the Hijack this forum is taking too long to get to me. No offense to the guys at all because I know they are busy, I just need this right now.

I have two hard drives. If I totally remove both, for now, and buy a new one, will it work for me to just throw in my windows install cd and start fresh?

Is is hard, at all, to replace a hard drive? If I do, do I need to buy a different power supply, lets say, if I go buy a 500 GB hard drive compared to my 100 GB and 50 GB ones now?

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 05:18 PM

Yes if you remove the infected HDD you will rid your computer of the infection (It will remain on the HDD so if you re-install it the problem will be back). Depending on your system and your version of windows you can install the new HDD and re-install windows. If you have a manufactured computer such as Dell, HP, Compaq, Sony etc.. and you only have the restore Cd it will be a little more difficult. Some manufactures have a Recovery partition that they keep all of the system drivers on. Depending on the make and model you may have some downloading to do. I would check for your Network adapter and make sure you have the drivers for it before you do anything. Lastly as posted in the HJT forum it is discouraged to change anything in the computer before they can get to you. If you do decide to remove your HDD and no longer need their help please let them know to close the thread.

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#3 wreckshop

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 05:21 PM

I have a prebuilt computer from DELL. I have the disc with all the original drivers on it. Is that good enough?

If I do get a new HDD, I will let them know.

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 05:24 PM

Yep You should be good. Just make sure you have your Network adapter drivers or access to a computer that you can download them with. Just in case.


Edit: Forgot about your other question, You power supply should be sufficient.

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Posted 06 February 2008 - 06:48 PM

If you've decided to rebuild/reformat your computer, please let the HiJackThis Team know. This'll save them some time, and it'll prevent us from closing this thread due to an open HiJackThis forum topic.
My browser caused a flood of traffic, sio my IP address was banned. Hope to fix it soon. Will get back to posting as soon as Im able.

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Posted 07 February 2008 - 07:38 AM

I let the forum know. You can close this thread if you want too. I just reformatted. I'll wait and buy a new HDD another time.

Thanks peoples

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Posted 07 February 2008 - 07:59 AM

Thanks for letting us know! Post back if you need any assistance with the new installation!
My browser caused a flood of traffic, sio my IP address was banned. Hope to fix it soon. Will get back to posting as soon as Im able.

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