Posted 26 February 2010 - 07:19 PM
Help! My desktop contracted a virus that deleting a file used to sign on (administrator or user). When you try to log on it seems to work for a couple seconds but then it just goes back to the log-in screen.
I researched the problem and found that there is one file that needs to be restored to the computer. Unfortunately, I can't use windows since I can't log in.
I tried to copy the file from another computer (via flash drive) and copy it to the hard drive using dos but I think that dos doesn't recognize usb devices.
So, I opened the case up and had an idea. This computer has an old 3.5 drive in it. Could I remove this drive and use the IDE connector with a second internal hard drive?
I thought I could somehow get the file onto the original drive or install windows on the new drive and get windows started that way.
I might be thinking about this all wrong. I know just enough about this to be dangerous. HELP!