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No XP cd or WINNT32.exe file


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#1 Lord Snooty

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Posted 21 July 2009 - 08:23 AM

Can anyone help please? I have a nasty file infection (Virut) on my desktop and was advised by Farbar ( I posted my post on the 28th May and it is now closed) to reformat.

Unfortunately I do not have an XP cd or any bootable disk. I did however read that some companies copy a version of Windows onto the hard drive and I found it and installed WINNT32.exe.

This re installed Windows but it hasn't cleaned the drive properly and the virus is still there so it looks like a full format is required. But now I cant find the WINNT32.exe file and still dont have a CD!!
What can I do to have a normal copy of XP running?

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#2 garmanma

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Posted 21 July 2009 - 10:00 AM

As long as you still have your CD key, you can borrow someone else's CD for the install
It must be exactly the same version as what you had
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#3 Lord Snooty

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Posted 23 July 2009 - 10:54 AM

Cheers Garmanma, will try this method. lets hope someone I know still uses xp service pack 2

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Posted 23 July 2009 - 12:22 PM

Same version...means XP Home for XP Home, XP Pro for XP Pro.

The SP-level doesn't matter when doing a clean install, only when attempting a repair install or running the sfc /scannow command.

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