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How to access recovery partition on ASUS P5P 800?


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#1 crackbaby

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Posted 19 January 2009 - 02:55 PM

I need help F9 doesn't work and my computer has been slow after I got rid of a trojan vundo. Also if there is any chance of you guys helping me to reformat my computer using someone else's disk.

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Posted 19 January 2009 - 03:39 PM

It's usually a combination of 2 or 3 keys, not just F9. It can be tricky also, you have to hit the keys at just the right time
Is this board from a custom build?
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Posted 19 January 2009 - 04:42 PM

What do you mean? Keyboard? It's a Standard PS/2 Keyboard

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Posted 19 January 2009 - 04:50 PM

You misunderstood...the motherboard is what he was asking about, not the keyboard.

Is this an Asus motherboard put into a boxmaker (Dell, Gateway, etc.) system...or is it a system that is custom-built?

I've not seen a custombuilt system with a recovery partition of any sort...that's a gimmick used by Dell, HP, etc. on their systems.

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Posted 19 January 2009 - 04:53 PM

I think it's just a regular ASUS system and motherboard.

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Posted 19 January 2009 - 05:03 PM

OK...so you want to do a clean install?

There is no problem with using someone else's MS XP CD (not recovery or restore CDs) to do either a clean install or a repair install...as long as you have a valid, licensed key for that particular version of XP. If you have Home installed, the CD must be for XP Home and you must have a valid XP Home license which can be used when the install is done.

FWIW: A repair install is also possible, but a repair install (IMO) is highly unlikely to resolve malware issues. But, if I felt that the system is now clean...and that I am not experiencing active malware, but the effects of malware and removal of same (damaged system files)...then I would try a repair install first.

It would probably help if we had more background info concerning what has transpired and why you think that you want to reformat your system.

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Posted 19 January 2009 - 05:08 PM

Ok, so I got rid of this trojan vundo like a week ago and I think it permanently left scars on my computer. As in slow boot up. Programs don't show on taskbar, speakers don't work anymore, can't see my internet connections, and some programs don't work. SO basically my computer is like half retarded now.

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Posted 19 January 2009 - 06:15 PM

OK.

My first question: What makes you think you are rid of it now? I mean, do you think your system is still currently infected?

If so, I would suggest that you allow the folks at BleepingComputer.com - Am I infected What do I do - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/f/103/am-i-infected-what-do-i-do/ to do what they can to try to help you. The personnel at that forum are much more adept at handling malware situations than we are here in the XP forum.

If you choose not to go that route and insist on reinstalling XP, then you might check out the following links for doing a clean install or a repair install.

Clean Install Procedure with Illustrative Screen Captures - http://www.theeldergeek.com/xp_home_install_-_graphic.htm

XP Clean Install, Stevens - http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/cleanxpinstall.html

How to perform a repair installation of Windows XP if Internet Explorer 7 is installed - http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=917964

How to Perform a Windows XP Repair Install (Stevens) - http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/XPrepairinstall.htm

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Edited by hamluis, 19 January 2009 - 06:16 PM.





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