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#1 Qadams

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Posted 10 June 2008 - 02:40 AM

Ok first of all let me start out by saying this is my first time posting and for some reason I am really having a hard time searching this site. I have a friend's computer here I知 working on but I need some help, his has let a few of his roommates play on it and download a crap load of everything you can think of. What I really would like to do is just restore it with the disk that came with it but for some reason that痴 not working out to good. The computer is a Compaq Presario 2700T was brought in 2002 with XP SPack 2. When I shut down to boot the restore disc it comes up with
CD-ROM=Q
CDR101: Not ready reading drive Q
Abort, Retry, Fail
The laptop does not have a drive Q and I can't find anywhere on how I would change this set up...Please if anyone could help me it would greatly appreciated

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Posted 10 June 2008 - 04:03 AM

Try this...Start>Run>type "diskmgmt.msc" (without the quotes)>OK...When the new window opens up...Right-Click on the CDROM drive name...select "change drive path or letter"....select the new letter...press OK. Open up My Computer...You may see a question mark on the CDROM drive...Click to open...Click back arrow...New drive letter should now show on your CDROM drive.

This may or may not work for you depending how much malware is installed on this computer (this is usually how drive paths get changed) but give it a try...
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#3 Qadams

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Posted 10 June 2008 - 04:53 PM

Thanks Douglas martin I appreciate your help on this issue but now I just thinking it must be the virus he has on it. When I load the Restore Cd in the Drive I go into one of its folders and get the restore running but it will not let me do anything else. I知 not with the computer right now but it saying something along the lines of, This disk is trying to use/delete/move something out of the hard drive and I can either abort or cancel but neither options are allowing the program to keep running. The cancel looks like it should but when I go and click but on the restore program it just closes out.
I have tried to run a few different programs like CCleaner and ad-ware and one other but don稚 remember the name. Now Ccleaner worked just fine but adware wont even get to the 4 thing it scans and freezes.
By now I知 almost sure he has something on this computer that it way to deep for me to found it so I turning for some good old person to person help. If anyone could help me or redirect me on how to found out what going on that would be awesome
Thanks again

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Posted 10 June 2008 - 05:49 PM

This disk is trying to use/delete/move something out of the hard drive and I can either abort or cancel but neither options are allowing the program to keep running.

That should be a normal warning telling you that it's about ready to access the hidden partition on the hard drive that stores the operating system image. It might have become damaged
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