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Just in case I need to do a full recovery?

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#1 rossS


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Posted 05 December 2009 - 05:36 PM

Hey guys, currently I'm waiting on the hijack this forums to help me out, but just in case they can't do anything for this virus I have and I need to recover my computer I have a few questions.
1) I currently can't find the restore disk, and I'm not sure if my computer has it built in, how do I check?
2) XP restore guide walking you through step by step anywhere??
3) I upgraded the computer with a new graphics card, although I may have lost the disk with the driver for the card, can I find the right stuff online?
4) I have iTunes with a couple thousand songs, if I back up the songs to a disc do I run a risk of the virus transfering to one of those discs? My sisters iPod is also synced to this computer, what are the chances a virus could have been stored in that?

Thanks for any answers!

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Posted 05 December 2009 - 07:45 PM

You need the disc's no way around it, the video driver should be available on the vendors site. As far as your files yes there is a chance that there may be files that are infected, it is always chancy retrieving anything from an infected computer. What I have heard of being done was to copy to a clean hard drive which is put aside until the machine is up and running with good security programs loaded, then hooking the drive up and running the scans in the security programs. This is not fool proof and may lead to another reload.


Edited by OldPhil, 05 December 2009 - 07:47 PM.

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