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Tutorial Assistance: How To Use The Command Prompt In The Vista Windows Recovery Mode

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#1 Joedahobo


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Posted 09 August 2008 - 08:48 PM

I have been attempting to remove malware/spyware from my new (june '08) computer and have been using a process recommended by MajorGeeks.com. The next step in this process is to run your ComboFix tool. I have been following your tutorial on "how to use the Command Prompt in the Vista Windows Recovery Environment". In the third paragraph directly under Figure 1 in the directions, you state that if a computer cannot boot off the Vista DVD, to try the F8 key to get to a screen similar to Figure 2. When I push F8 at the appropriate time, I do not get a picture looking like Figure 2. Instead I get a black screen with the following options:

Advanced Boot Options
Choose Advanced Options for: Windows Vista (Use the Arrow Keys to highlight your choice.)

Repair your computer

Safe Mode
Safe Mode with Networking
Safe Mode with Command Prompt

Enable Boot Logging
Enable low-resolution video (640 x 480)
Last Known good configuration (advanced)
Directory Services Restore Mode
Debugging Mode
Disable Automatic Restart on System Failure
Disable Driver Signature Enforcement

Start Windows Normally

Enter=choose Esc=cancel

I have tried several of the obvious options but have not arrived at a point where it is obvious that I can access anything about the Windows recovery environment.


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