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Trojan Downloader, Pc Won't Boot In Any Mode Anymore


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#1 gabb890

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Posted 29 August 2008 - 12:11 AM

I was way too eager to open up a program I dled from a torrent and an antivirus on my computer popped up saying there was a trojan downloader on the computer. Pop-ups started coming up and things started shutting down and I freaked out and switched my computer off and switched off our wireless modem. When I went to turn the computer back on it gets to the part where "COMPAQ" shows up on the screen and I can get to the menu asking what mode you want to start the computer up in, but once you make a selection it just ends up at a black screen with the curser arrow in the middle of the screen.

Is there anyway I can fix this without having to get a professional involved? And/or tell my parents :S Any help would be muchly appreciated.

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Posted 29 August 2008 - 12:15 AM

Insert your Windows XP CD into the CD drive, and then restart the computer. Click to select any options that are required to start the computer from the CD drive if you are prompted. When the "Welcome to Setup" screen appears, press R to start the Recovery Console. If you have a dual-boot or multiple-boot computer, select the installation that you must access from the Recovery Console. When you are prompted, type the Administrator password. If the administrator password is blank, just press ENTER.

Type: chkdsk /r

It's important to have a space before the "/".

To exit the Recovery Console and restart the computer, type exit at the command prompt, and then press ENTER.
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Posted 29 August 2008 - 12:17 AM

It's Vista though, I take it I'd need to do something different? :thumbsup:

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Posted 29 August 2008 - 12:35 AM

How to use the Command Prompt in the Vista Windows Recovery Environment
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