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#1 Jennchris1

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Posted 15 September 2008 - 03:04 PM

I recently had the Antivirus XP 2008 virus on my computer and I downloaded spybot and Antivir antivirus. I think it is gone but now I cannot defragment my computer. I tried a couple of things like using the comand prompt and typing in chkdsk c:/f/x but nothing. It ask me if I want to run this when the computer is restarted and I click Y but it just loads windows. I really would love instructions for dummies because I am one on a computer.... Any help would be fantastic and much appreciated. Thanks

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Posted 15 September 2008 - 05:19 PM

start

run

cmd

fsutil dirty query C:
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Posted 16 September 2008 - 07:01 PM

Thanks Chewy,
unfortunately I tried that already. It says that there are no dirty files or something like that. After I did that, I entered chkdsk c:/f/x and then it asked if I wanted to run disk clean up (not exact words) when the computer restarted. I entered Y and it didn't do anything but load windows. I did see a breif pop up of a screen but it was only there for a second then went away. Someone said that my computer is going to just die on me. Do you think it is something I did when removing the virus?

Any other suggestions? I am all ears....

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Posted 16 September 2008 - 07:50 PM

If it had found dirty files? then you hard drive might be dying?

This sounds like a shell error


Is there any way you can run a system file checker or windows as a repair disk

You see to be pretty sharp
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Posted 16 September 2008 - 08:06 PM

Honestly, I have been reading all the problems other people have been having and just pick stuff up from there. I went into safe mode and tried to do the chkdsk there. Before windows loaded, a screen popped up and said the tye of file system is raw. Autochk cannot check raw files... what the heck does that mean?
I did a system restore but it would only let me go back a few days ago. I didn't want to go back too far for fear of the ugly virus reappering.
How do I run a systems file checker?

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Posted 16 September 2008 - 08:27 PM

In theory windows file protection can check your system files against backups or the originals

It's a total mess, but when I applied the total sp3 update I got a huge folder

C:\WINDOWS\ServicePackFiles\i386


it's 563MB

start
run
cmd
SFC /SCANNOW

other times it asks you for the CD
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Posted 05 December 2008 - 08:46 PM

Okay, I have the exact same problem as Jennchris1.

(likewise, I tried Chkdsk, etc).

So... I read this, and I'm not sure exactly what the solution is.

I'll try the C:// thing.

Also,did it work for you, Jennchris1 after you tried it on your computer?




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