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Overclick.cn and now serious other problems (possibly Conficker?)


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Posted 06 July 2009 - 08:23 PM

If there's a way, I'll certainly try (as long as it couldn't potentially make me unable to create the disk--or I guess I could just go ahead and make the disk and then try?). But, I don't want to eat up too much of your time, so if it's a hassle, please don't worry about it! Thanks for helping me!

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Posted 06 July 2009 - 08:30 PM

as long as it couldn't potentially make me unable to create the disk

I'm not sure what you mean by this.
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Posted 06 July 2009 - 08:32 PM

Sorry, meant I'm willing to try whatever as long as it wouldn't interfere with my ability to back-up my files. The CD just finished burning. Should I go ahead with that now either way?

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Posted 06 July 2009 - 08:34 PM

Backup the files first, then we'll try to fix the computer.
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Posted 06 July 2009 - 08:36 PM

Okay, great thanks. I'll start right away.

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Posted 06 July 2009 - 08:52 PM

I'm sorry, think I may be being a little dense at the moment, but here's my current Boot priority order:

1: USB FDD
2: ATAPA CD0:MATbleepADVD-RAM UJ-850-(PM)
3: -USB CDROM
4: ATA HDD0: HTS721010G9SA00-(S1)
5: PCI LAN: MBA v8.3.9 Slot 0200
6: +USB HDD
7: ATA HDD1
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Excluded from boot order:
: ATA HDD2:
: ATAPI CD1:

So is 2 my hard drive? And which one am I moving up?

Thank you so much!

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Posted 06 July 2009 - 09:59 PM

What are you trying to accomplish?
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Posted 06 July 2009 - 10:04 PM

Just to run Knoppix, so I need to have the CD drive boot up before my hard drive.

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Posted 06 July 2009 - 10:07 PM

Okay. It looks like it might be set that way already, so just try booting the computer with the CD in the drive.
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Posted 06 July 2009 - 10:12 PM

Sorry, guess it wasn't. I tried booting it, but it started in Windows again and didn't sound like it was reading the CD either. Isn't maybe the one excluded from the boot order (ATAPI CD1)?

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Posted 06 July 2009 - 10:17 PM

Yeah, you might be right. Try putting that one (ATAPI CD1) first in the boot order.
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Posted 06 July 2009 - 10:21 PM

Sorry, didn't work. Returned it to the original? What other ways should I try?

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Posted 06 July 2009 - 10:22 PM

Try putting this one first:

ATAPA CD0
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Posted 06 July 2009 - 10:29 PM

Hey, sorry to be a downer--tried that and it didn't work either, but I'm pretty sure you're right now looking at that 2 has to be my CD/DVD drive...any other configurations to try? Or a different place to alter the set-up? Sorry again. And thank you for being so helpful!

Also, could the fact that I have Windows Recovery Console installed (from a previous use of ComboFix) be interfering with this?

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Posted 06 July 2009 - 10:33 PM

I think I may have figured it out--think my girlfriend's computer made an error in burning the disc, so I'm going to reburn it and try again. I'm pretty sure that will work.

Thanks!




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